Core Instruction

A solid foundation is important to the success of any project. Learn why successful standards-based instruction starts with teaching students foundational knowledge and skills that can be built on throughout an instructional cycle.

In Core Instruction, teachers will learn to construct and implement instructional strategies that help students build foundations when learning new content. Highly effective strategies will be modeled and recommended for use when introducing new content to students. Teachers will have the opportunity to strengthen the instructional strategies they currently utilize by practicing intentional planning to monitor for evidence of the desired result. They will also uncover other strategies and criteria required to teach foundational content to reach rigorous standards.

This is a ‘hands-on’ session in which teachers will create a toolbox filled with instructional strategies, tools, and resources. Teachers will learn how to use criteria for success to identify critical content and group students as they process, elaborate, record and represent their knowledge.

Participants Will Understand
  • Highly effective instructional strategies employed for foundational learning
  • Instructional shifts necessary to prepare students for college and career
  • How criteria for success drives instruction
  • The purpose and how-to of intentional planning
Participants Will Be Able to
  • Identify appropriate strategies for foundational learning
  • Plan for the desired result of foundational strategies
  • Observe the impact of foundational strategies on students in order to adapt instruction
  • Plan foundational lessons based on rigorous standards
  • Teachers
  • Teacher Mentors
  • Instructional/Curriculum Coaches
  • Building Administrators
  • Central Office Instructional/Curriculum Support
1 Day

Recording & Representing Knowledge: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Accurately Organize and Summarize Content

Ria Schmidt, Robert J. Marzano

Identifying Critical Content: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Know What is Important

Deana Senn, Amber Rutherford, Robert J. Marzano

Processing New Information: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Engage With Content

Tzeporaw Sahadeo-Turner, Robert J. Marzano

Organizing for Learning: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Interact Within Small Groups

Deana Senn, Robert J. Marzano

The Essential Flipbook for Achieving Rigor

Amy M. Dujon

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