Outline of Content
Assessment Task #1: Meeting the Needs of All Students
Unit 1: Effective Planning for Instruction
- Identify the relationship between curriculum, assessment and instruction.
- Identify and understand the purpose of the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and the Access Points for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
- Identify elements of an effective planning process that is responsive to the needs of all students.
- Identify core principles of Florida’s Multi-Tiered System of Support and Response to Intervention (RtI).
- Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment
- Florida's Standards
- Elements of Effective Instructional Planning
- A Planning Model
- Florida's Multi-Tiered System of Support
Assessment Task #2a: Check Your Understanding Quiz
Assessment Task #2b: Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Unit 2: Differentiating Instruction
- Identify the guidelines, classroom elements, and student characteristics that are the basis for differentiation of instruction to improve student learning.
- Acknowledge the potential barriers to effective differentiation.
- Determine ways to evaluate whether or not differentiation is improving student learning.
- The Basics of Differentiated Instruction
- Overcoming Barriers to a Differentiated Classroom
- Is My Differentiated Classroom Helping Students Learn?
Assessment Task #3: The Basics of Differentiation
Unit 3: Strategies to Support Differentiated Instruction
- Review the guidelines of differentiation.
- Describe design principles that make instruction more explicit in a differentiated environment.
- Identify teacher delivery methods that teachers can use to make instruction more intensive.
- Introduce a variety of teaching tools that can be used to support learning in a differentiated environment and assist with making instruction more explicit or more intensive.
- Differentiated Instruction
- Explicit Instruction
- Teacher Delivery Methods to Increase Intensity
- Instructional Tools
- Behavior Management
- Functional and Independent Living Skills
Assessment Task #4: Explicit Instruction
Assessment Task #5: Instructional Tools
Unit 4: Intensive Intervention for Reading and Writing
- Examine why students experience reading difficulties and determine alterable and relevant causes as related to instruction.
- Review current research in reading.
- Identify Florida’s reading initiatives.
- Review the basics of reading instruction.
- Identify characteristics of explicit instruction including instructional design principles and teacher delivery methods to increase the intensity of instruction.
- Explore the writing process and the text structures used when writing.
- Compare and contrast the skills of efficient writers and naïve writers.
- Examine effective instructional practices and assessment procedures for writing.
- Reading Difficulties
- What is the Best Way to Teach Reading
- Florida's Reading Initiatives
- Reading Assessment
- Basics of Reading Instruction
- Explicit Reading Instruction: Instructional Design Principles
- Increasing the Intensity of Instruction
- Instructional Tools
- The Writing Process
- Teaching and Assessing the Writing Skills of Diverse Learners.
Assessment Task #6: Check Your Understanding Quiz
Assessment Task #7: Evaluating and Improving Writing
Unit 5: Intensive Intervention in Mathematics
- Identify types of mathematical difficulties.
- Explore effective instructional approaches to address mathematical difficulties.
- Math Principles, Standards and Important Topics
- Math Difficulties
- Identifying Math Difficulties
- Math Instruction
Assessment Task #8: Math Difficulties and Interventions
Unit 6: Collaboration for Improving Instruction
- Identify the collaborating partners and to examine their roles.
- Examine research based practices that enhance collaboration.
- Reflect on improving collaboration between the partners.
- Collaboration for Improving Practice
- Educators Working Together
- Working with a Paraprofessional
- Home and School
Assessment Task #9: Collaboration