For classroom examples of this and other topics visit our Strategy of the Week section.
As an educator, you know that consistently using research-based differentiated instructional strategies is essential to high levels of learning and achievement. There are hundreds of resources that explain various teaching instructional strategies; however, very few move beyond theory to actual classroom practice. At the School Improvement Network, we are committed to providing resources that show teachers what the best research looks like when it is transferred into practice. The following resources help teachers implement the best research-based, classroom-proven differentiated instructional strategies to increase student learning, engagement, and achievement:
Classroom Instruction That Works PD 360 Video Program
Thousands of schools have used this award-winning DVD program to successfully implement the nine strategies in every classroom. Featuring McREL’s Salle Quackenboss, the program is full of real, best-practice classroom examples of teaching instructional strategies and is available in elementary and secondary editions. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
Watch a segment from the 11-part PD 360 video program, “Classroom Instruction That Works“
Visual Tools: From Graphic Organizers to Thinking Maps PD 360 Video Program
Visual tools allow students to organize information to bring clarity to their learning. The eight Thinking Maps presented in the program by expert David Hyerle provide the patterns the brain seeks to make connections. Train your teachers to incorporate Thinking Maps into their differentiated instructional strategy and promote school-wide implementation to provide a common visual language for learning. Available in elementary and secondary editions. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
Watch a segment from the 7-part PD 360 video program, “Visual Tools: From Graphic Organizers to Visual Tools“
Questioning to Stimulate Learning and Thinking PD 360 Video Program
This dynamic program presented by Beth Sattes and Jackie Walsh introduces your teachers to the QUILT model: Questioning and Understanding to Improve Learning and Thinking. By learning how to ask more effective questions, your teachers can help students develop skills of inquiry and engage in higher-level thinking. Available in elementary and secondary editions. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
Watch a segment from the 15-part PD 360 video program, “Questioning to Stimulate Learning and Thinking“
Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences PD 360 Video Program
Learn from the expertise of Spencer & Laurie Kagan and see how uniting Multiple Intelligences and Cooperative Learning can have a powerful effect on teaching instructional strategies. Your teachers will explore Cooperative Learning Structures for each of the Multiple Intelligences and will see how to provide successful learning opportunities for every student. Available in elementary, middle school, and high school editions. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
Watch a segment from the 8-part PD 360 video program, “Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences“
Creating the Constructivist Classroom PD 360 Video Program
Use this program presented by Bruce Marlowe and Marilyn Page to broaden your teachers’ understanding of what a constructivist classroom is and how implementing constructivism helps students find meaning, expand independent thinking skills, and build confidence. Available in elementary, middle school, and high school editions. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
Integrating Teaching Models PD 360 Video Program
Prompt your teachers to implement proven practices that stimulate thinking and learning. The program focuses on how to integrate various teaching models, including Cooperative Learning, Mind Mapping, Concept Attainment, Inductive Thinking, and Academic Controversy. Available in elementary and secondary editions. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.
Watch a segment from the 5-part PD 360 video program, “Integrating Teaching Models“
PD 360 Professional Development On Demand
PD 360, the leading on-demand professional learning resource, is an online library of research-based professional development programs. The programs are broken into hundreds of searchable segments that empower teachers to access instant answers and individualized support. PD 360 allows teachers and leaders to move through learning at their own pace, and digitized facilitator guides make it simple for professional learning communities to prepare dozens of research-based training sessions. Integrated tracking, follow-up, and reflection tools help you bridge the gap between training and implementation. Sign up for a free trial to view each PD 360 video program.
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