Designing Instruction to Foster Student Engagement
Teachers have spent a year learning new technologies, adapting their instructional practices to accommodate virtual learners, and piecing together strategies to connect students who are in the classroom with students at home. While the fundamentals of good instruction have not changed, remote and hybrid learning have highlighted the educational inequities that effective instruction is intended to address.
In this institute, educators will reflect on their learning from the past year, consider their strengths and needs in relation to the framework of the Elements of Effective Instruction (EEI), and explore resources and strategies that lead to increased student engagement in schools and classrooms. Educators will have the opportunity to engage with colleagues in learning and planning for:
- Safe and supportive learning environments
- Clear, shared outcomes, including essential learnings, transferable skills, and success criteria
- Varied content, process, and product to meet student needs and provide choice
- Practice and formative feedback
- Complex thinking and transfer through interdisciplinary assessments and problem solving
- Identify challenges and opportunities in our current reality.
- Reflect on personal strengths and areas for growth related to EEI.
- Explore the Elements of Effective Instruction and the research base that supports these elements.
- Collaborate to improve teaching practices in a virtual or hybrid learning environment.
Dates: Tuesday-Wednesday, June 29-30, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST
Where: Virtual, via zoom
Registration Closes: Friday, June 4, 2021