Every teacher is confronted with a wide variety of student needs within their classroom each day. In order to successfully meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of students, effective research-based strategies are an essential component of daily lesson planning. In this course, we will examine a variety of teaching strategies that benefit all students. These strategies can be applied across all grade levels and easily integrated into content area learning. Examples include strategies for improving expressive and receptive language, reading comprehension, knowledge of vocabulary, writing skills, focus during instruction, and overall classroom behavior. Students will also learn to use specific strategies relating to decoding, spelling, and math. Strategies that are discussed are appropriate for use within an RTI model. With so many strategies presented in the course, K-12 educators will find information relevant to their teaching assignments.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. The steps involved in teaching and using a variety of research-based strategies
  2. How to utilize available resources to implement these strategies
  3. How Research-Based Strategies fit into the Response to Intervention model
Understand

  1. The importance of incorporating literacy strategies across all content areas
  2. That correctly using Research-Based Strategies improves student performance
  3. How technology can be used to integrate these strategies into their lessons
and Be Able To

  1. Identify an appropriate strategy to use based on specific student needs
  2. Modify current lesson plans to include new strategies
  3. Implement these strategies in your classroom to improve student learning

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