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The Power of Strategy Instruction

Organization: National Dissemination Center for Children of Disabilities

This product, developed by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities, provides teachers with the tools to implement strategy instuction. Strategy instruction supplies students with the same tools and techniques that efficient learners use to understand and learn new material or skills. With continued guidance and ample opportunities for practice, students learn to integrate new information with what they already know, in a way that makes sense–making it easier for them to recall the information or skill at a later time, even in a different situation or setting. This method of instruction is appropriate and effective for students who have disabilities, as well as for those who do not.

http://nichcy.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/eestrategy.pdf

Topic(s): Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Parents, Teachers
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s), Website

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Supporting Beginning Special Educators: Tips for School Leaders

Organization: The Iris Center for Training Enhancements

This module, developed by the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements, discusses ways administrators and campus leaders can provide support for beginning special education teachers. The module discusses issues unique to special education positions and resources for curriculum and instruction, professional development, and administrative support, which can increase a teacher's effectiveness in the classroom.

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/beginteach/

Topic(s): Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, January 22, 2014


SOS: Helping Students Become Independent Learners

Organization: The Iris Center for Training Enhancements

This module, developed by the Iris Center for Training Enhancements, describes how teachers can help students stay on task by learning to regulate their behavior. The four strategies discussed are self-monitoring, self-instruction,goal-setting,and self-reinforcement. After reviewing the Perspectives and Resources section and after completing the accompanying activities, the reader should: (a) Understand self-regulation techniques, (b )Know when and where it is appropriate to use self-regulation strategies, and (c) Be able to describe the steps used to implement each of these self-regulation strategies.

http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/module/sr/

Topic(s): Behavior
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Online Module, Website

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Academic Intervention Tools Chart

Organization: National Center on Intensive Interventions (NCII)

The National Center on Intensive Intervention publishes this chart to assist educators and families in becoming informed consumers who can select intervention programs that best meet their individual needs. The National Center on Intensive Intervention defines Intensive Instructional Intervention as additional or alternative intervention programs to the core curriculum conducted in small groups or individually with evidence of efficacy for improving academic outcomes for students whose performance is unsatisfactory in the core program. The chart reports information on four aspects of the studies/interventions: (1) Study Quality, (2) Effect Size, (3) Intensity, and (4) Additional Research.

http://www.intensiveintervention.org/chart/instructional-intervention-tools?grade=elementary&subject=reading

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction, Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Project Write

Organization: Project WRITE

Project Write is a website that provides lesson plans and support materials for working with K-3 students who are having difficulties with behavior and writing, and for classroom-wide self-regulated strategy instruction.

http://www.kc.vanderbilt.edu/projectwrite/index.html

Topic(s): Behavior
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Website

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Teacher Development Series: Text Complexity and Common Core State Standards

Organization: TextProject

TextProject's "Teacher Development Series" helps teachers acquire the knowledge and skills needed for teaching text complexity as described in the Common Core State Standards. It is a series of five modular lessons, each with guidance for teacher leaders, teacher educators or staff development leaders as well as activities for teachers.

http://www.textproject.org/professional-development/teacher-development-series/

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Informational Text Structure (Module 2: Grades 6-12): Using Knowledge of Text Structure to Improve Comprehension in Grades 6-12

Organization: Center on Instruction

Module 2 is one of two presentations on informational text structure, focusing on students in Grades 6-12; Module 1 addresses students in Grades K-5 and is posted separately. Both modules are interactive and designed to provide key principles and practices that support classroom literacy instruction. Each module provides resources useful to schools working to improve literacy instruction, as well as technical assistance providers and others interested in school improvement. In these modules, participants will: Understand the research that supports instruction in informational text structures, learn about key instructional strategies that help students recognize various text structures and use that knowledge to improve their comprehension, and explore tools and resources to help in planning and delivering effective text structure instruction

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/informational-text-structure-module-2-grades-6-12-using-knowledge-of-text-structure-to-improve-comprehension-in-grades-6-12

Topic(s): Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Teachers

Media Type(s): Document(s), Online Module

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 26, 2013


MODULE 3: Discussion of Text: Improving Literacy Instruction in the Secondary School Setting

Organization: Center on Instruction

This module is the last in a series of three designed to provide key principles and practices that support classroom text discussion. Each module provides resources useful to schools looking to improve K-12 literacy instruction as well as technical assistance providers and others interested in improving literacy instruction. A “Tips for Professional Development” guide to accompany each module helps professional development providers deliver and extend or add activities that can occur during or after the training. Module 3 shares information at the middle and high school level and provides implications for practice, share the characteristics of good discussion, and provide strategies and skills that can be used within the classroom to improve text discussion. Module 1 looks at the research behind discussion of text and gives an orientation to the topic, while Module 2 looks at discussion in the elementary setting. Handouts to use with each module are available for download below, including resource lists from COI and DWW, a transcript of the module presentation, and participants' notes.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/module-3-discussion-of-text-improving-literacy-instruction-in-the-secondary-school-setting

Topic(s): Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s), Online Module

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 26, 2013


2b or Not 2b: Preparing for Algebra in Multi-tiered systems of Support

Organization: Barbara Dougherty of the University of Missouri and Karen Karp of the University of Louisville

This resource, developed by Barbara Dougherty of the University of Missouri and Karen Karp of the University of Louisville focuses on mathematics research-based strategies that can support student understanding at both conceptual and procedural levels. Specifically, this resource teaches how to implement a diagnostic interview to collect in-depth information about a student's knowledge and mental strategies and provides strategies to support students at Tier 1 and Tier 2 struggling with mathematics

http://www.meadowscenter.org/library/resource/2b-or-not-2b-preparing-for-algebra-in-multi-tiered-systems-of-support

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Synopsis of “Writing to Read: Evidence for How Writing Can Improve Reading”

Organization: Center on Instruction

This synopsis from the Center on Instruction provides an overview of the findings presented in the Writing to Read report conducted by Graham and Herbert including implications for practice

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/synopsis-of-writing-to-read-evidence-for-how-writing-can-improve-reading

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Researchers/Faculty, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s), Presentation(s)

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Identifying Professional Development Needs in Mathematics: A Planning Tool for Grades 3-7 - Second Edition

Organization: Center on Instruction

This resource from the Center on Instruction provides a mathematics needs assessment tool for aligning benchmarks and standards to facilitate the examination of student data relative to the benchmarks that can be used to plan for professional development for teachers

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/identifying-professional-development-needs-in-mathematics-a-planning-tool-for-grades-3-7---second-edition

Topic(s): Mathematics Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 26, 2013


MODULE 1: Research Overview on Discussion of Text: Improving Literacy Instruction in School Settings

Organization: Center on Instruction

This presentation and the accompanying handouts provides an overview of research on improving reading comprehension through the discussion of texts with students. Research supports discussions in which the content of the text is the primary focus of the discussion, followed by its meaning and its usefulness.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/module-1-research-overview-on-discussion-of-text-improving-literacy-instruction-in-school-settings

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention, Teacher Preparation
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3
Media Type(s): Document(s), Online Module

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Secondary Reading Instruction: Teaching Vocabulary and Comprehension in the Content Areas

Organization: IRIS Center

This module describes how teachers can incorporate vocabulary and reading comprehension skills instruction into content-area lessons and will introduce you to a variety of effective practices—including the use of graphic organizers—to help students better understand what they read.

http://www.iriscenter.com/sec_rdng/chalcycle.htm

Topic(s): Reading Instruction
Intended Audience(s): Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Using Student Center Activities to Differentiate Reading Instruction: A Guide for Teachers

Organization: Center on Instruction

This guide describes a suite of Student Center Activities offering teachers a wide range of activities to engage students in differentiated reading activities during small-group work in the classroom. The activities target specific skills, scaffold student learning, and provide engaging practice to extend student learning and increase the time focused on critical reading skills at all levels of reading proficiency. Originally prepared for use in Florida schools, these activities are appropriate in any elementary school context and are consistent with scientific research on reading instruction.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/using-student-center-activities-to-differentiate-reading-instruction-a-guide-for-teachers

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 17, 2013


Informational Text Structure (Module 2): Using Knowledge of Text Structure to Improve Comprehension

Organization: Center on Instruction

Informational Text Structure (Module 2: Grades 6-12): Using Knowledge of Text Structure to Improve Comprehension in Grades 6-12. This resource provides a guide to instructing middle and high school students in using text structures as an aid to reading comprehension. Participants are led through an interactive presentation on teaching text structure and are provided with useful handouts for developing instruction on text structures for students in Grades 6-12.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/informational-text-structure-module-2-grades-6-12-using-knowledge-of-text-structure-to-improve-comprehension-in-grades-6-12

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 17, 2013


Informational Text Structure (Module 1): Using Knowledge of Text Structure to Improve Comprehension

Organization: Center on Instruction

Informational Text Structure (Module 1: Grades K-5): Using Knowledge of Text Structure to Improve Comprehension in Grades K-5. This resource provides a practical research-based introduction to methods of teaching text structure to students in K-5. Through interactive videos and numerous downloadable resources, participants will learn how to integrate instruction in text structure into their reading comprehension instruction.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/informational-text-structure-module-1-grades-k-5-using-knowledge-of-text-structure-to-improve-comprehension-in-grades-k-5

Topic(s): Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Campus Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5
Media Type(s): Online Module

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 17, 2013


Assessments to Guide Adolescent Literacy Instruction

Organization: Center on Instruction

This guide, a companion volume to two other publications from the Center on Instruction, Academic Literacy Instruction for Adolescents and Improving Literacy Instruction in Middle and High Schools: A Guide for Principals, provides information about the key elements of a comprehensive assessment plan to improve literacy instruction for adolescents. It also shows examples of assessments and assessment systems currently in use or under development to improve literacy instruction for students in grades 4-12.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/assessments-to-guide-adolescent-literacy-instruction

Topic(s): Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention, Screening
Intended Audience(s): State Leaders, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 17, 2013


Improving Literacy Instruction in Middle and High Schools: A Guide for Principals

Organization: Center on Instruction

This "quick start" guide for principals of both middle and high schools from the Center on Instruction identifies three goals for secondary school literacy initiatives and provides elements of instruction required to meet these goals. It then outlines the critical elements of a school-level literacy action plan that schools implementing School Improvement Grants (SIG) and/or College and Career Ready Standards (including Common Core State Standards) should consider when planning for effective literacy instruction in middle and high school.

http://www.centeroninstruction.org/improving-literacy-instruction-in-middle-and-high-schools-a-guide-for-principals

Topic(s): Progress Monitoring, Reading Instruction, Intervention
Intended Audience(s): Administrators
Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Monday, June 17, 2013


RTI in Middle Schools: The Essential Components

Organization: National Center on Response to Intervention

This paper by the National Center for Response to Intervention describes RTI implementation in the middle grades. NCRTI staff completed a multi-year descriptive investigation designed to identify and describe current RTI practices in middle schools. From interviews with 42 middle school personnel at various stages of implementation, we describe how these schools have implemented the essential components. Each essential component's implementation is described. General descriptions, specific examples, and practitioner testimony is provided that points to promising practices.

http://www.rti4success.org/resourcetype/rti-middle-schools-essential-components

Topic(s): Progress Monitoring, RTI, Middle/High School RTI, School RTI, Screening
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, Parents, Teachers
Grades 6-8
Media Type(s): Document(s)

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Implementing Response to Intervention

Organization: National Center on Response to Intervention

This presentation, developed by the National Center on Response to Intervention, provides an overview of the Response to Intervention model. The presentation includes essential components of RTI, focusing on implementation fidelity and data-driven decisions. Keys to supporting implementation fidelity are discussed as well as how to use data-driven decisions to guide the process of planning and implementation at the district and school level. Additionally, the presentation provides potential barriers to the RTI process, which allows the user to be proactive in planning.

http://www.rti4success.org/resourcetype/implementing-response-intervention-rti

Topic(s): RTI, District RTI, School RTI, State RTI
Intended Audience(s): Administrators, Campus Leaders, District Leaders, Teachers, Technical Assistance Providers
Grades K-3, Grades 4-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12
Media Type(s): Document(s), Online Module

Date posted on this site: Tuesday, March 19, 2013