Practice Module

Use Signals

Use signals is a practice module that goes in depth for participants to learn what happens when the technique is delivered with fidelity. They learn what happens when using signals is not delivered with fidelity. The barriers and how to overcome the barriers to deliver using signals with fidelity.




Assessment has two stages:
  • Test: Knowledge and skills taught in the lessons.
  • Observation: Delivery with students of the knowledge and skills learned in the lessons. 



Learning Intents

  • Demonstrate techniques that engage students and deliver lesson components to fidelity (TS1.2) (3.1.02).
  • Understand basic direct instruction techniques and why they are used.
  • Understand basic explicit instruction teaching techniques and why they are used.
  • Demonstrate mastery of basic direct and explicit instruction techniques through weekly program practice sessions and then in classroom delivery (TS1.3) (3.1.03).
  • Understand components of effective teaching resources (such as the Teacher Guide) that align with core programs.
  • Communicate correct use of program components, such as Teacher Presentation Book, Teacher Guide, Student Workbooks, student books, etc. (TS1.4) (3.1.04).
  • Implement lesson sequences with fidelity, maintaining student engagement and promoting learning (TS1.9) (3.1.09).
  • Review key teaching techniques with colleagues in weekly practice sessions (TS1.10) (3.1.10).
  • Understand basic effective teaching techniques and practices in academics and behaviour.
  • Demonstrate ability to teach lessons using direct and explicit instruction teaching techniques (TS2.1) (3.2.01).
  • Plan lesson presentation using direct and explicit instruction teaching techniques. Implement all parts of direct and explicit instruction lessons (TS2.7) (3.2.07). 
Patrick Jones - Course author

Jenna Doe

History Teacher
When it came time for Jenna to attend school, she was automatically assigned to the public school nearest her home in the Bronx. She attended every school in the New York City public school system, from elementary school through high school graduation. She credits her success in school to the educational opportunities she had in the public school system. In her adult life, Jenna has worked to ensure that other children have the same opportunities she had in school, and has made it her life’s mission to improve the public school system.