This course is a mixture of lecture, partner, and group work. It also combines live and online components (a.k.a. hybrid) All teaching is done using the standards based teaching and differentiated instruction methods the participant teachers are expected to use with their students. Participants will practice applying various research theories through individual, partner, small group, and whole class teaching that is employed in the way teachers are taught to teach their students. By teaching the material in this way, the participants are able to read about, hear about, see, and experience the actual teaching strategies.
The course is designed to provide teachers with the instructional competencies proven to increase student achievement. For each topic identified in the objectives, the authors have compiled a comprehensive review of the most recent literature. The authors and their team of consulting teachers have also included proven classroom strategies that effectively implement the research described in the review of literature.