Teaching Practices → Inclusive Practices

New & Novice Teacher Academy Course 3: Delivering High Quality Learning Experiences for ALL Students

Series Description:The New and Novice Teacher Academy is a series of 5 courses designed for teachers in their first to third year of teaching. While each of the 5 courses can stand alone and be completed independently of the others, users are strongly encouraged to complete all 5 courses sequentially as they are linked to each other in spirit and content. The courses are designed to help teachers create inclusive, high-impact learning experiences for a wide range of learners. Each course provides a brief overview of theory and is packed with takeaway strategies that teachers can implement in their classrooms.

Course Description:This is the third course in the New and Novice Teacher Academy. This course explores ways to deliver engaging instruction that is aligned with your desired outcomes for students. The course begins by looking at student engagement and the different ways that students engage in learning. You will learn a model for choosing appropriate instructional methods and a model for differentiating instruction to ensure that all students, regardless of ability, have access to meaningful and challenging content.

* Demonstrate a model for deciding the best instructional method to use, based on the desired outcomes of
the lessons and the needs of the learners.
* Explore the various ways that students can be engaged, and ways to increase student engagement.
* Distinguish between and apply Universal Design for Learning and Differentiation to ensure engagement of a
wide range of learners.

Audience:K-12 Teachers in their first to third year of teaching, or any teacher looking for a refresher in differentiation, instructional methods, and student engagement.

Time:This course consists of 6 segments which allow for natural breaks and processing time. It will take approximately 2 hours to complete Course 3.

Presenters: Diana Scarselletta Straut, Ph.d.

Additional Courses in the New & Novice Teacher Academy Series:
Course 1: Classroom Climate and Managing the Learning Environment
Course 2: Designing High-Quality Learning Experiences for ALL Students
Course 4: Coming Soon
Course 5: Coming Soon

CTLEs Needed?: Yes CTLE Hours: 2.0

  • Introduction
  • WATCH: Two minute Academy Overview
  • Module 1: Student Engagement(15 Mins)
  • WATCH: Student Engagement
  • DO: Check for Understanding 1
  • Module 2: Universal Design for Learning and Differentiation(20 mins)
  • Watch: Foundations of Design
  • READ: Differentiating Between UDL and Differentiated Instruction
  • WATCH: UDL vs DI: The Dinner Party Analogy
  • WATCH: Differentiation
  • Module 3: Direct Instruction(20 mins)
  • WATCH: Designing Learning Experiences and Instruction
  • Module 4: Small Group and Peer-to-Peer Learning(20 mins)
  • WATCH: Small Group and Peer-to-Peer Learning
  • WATCH: When Is it Appropriate?
  • WATCH: Examples
  • WATCH: Key Points & Takeaways
  • Module 5: Inquiry or Project-Based(15 mins) Learning
  • WATCH: Inquiry and Project-Based Learning
  • WATCH: An Introduction to Project-Based Learning
  • WATCH: When Is it Appropriate?
  • Module 6: Self-Directed and Independent Work(30 mins)
  • WATCH: Self-Directed and Independent Work
  • DO: Check for Understanding 2
  • Discussion 1: Types of Instruction
  • Discussion 2: Questions
  • Resources
  • Resources
  • Course Completion
  • Thank You!
  • Course Evaluation and Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever