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Gain knowledge from expert practitioners including:

  • Effective teaching pedagogy of explicit instruction including Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction.
  • How explicit instruction can benefit teachers and students in mainstream schools where most students are already performing well academically.
  • How Direct Instruction has improved schools with a high number non-English speaking students and student from low socio-economic backgrounds either as a classroom wide approach or as a remedial approach.

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Individual
$350 + GST

Participants who attend the full session receive a Certificate of Recognition

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Book for 10 or more people and receive a 15% discount

All attendees are provided two books being Direct Instruction and Explicit Instruction 8 Cycles of School Practice valued at $70.

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About Effective Teaching

Background:

GGSA conducts a rigorous assessment of teaching models pedagogies, programs and practices to ensure they are supported by strong evidence of their effectiveness. GGSA currently promotes two evidence-based approaches that positively impact on student outcomes, teaching quality and school performance. These are Direct Instruction and explicit instruction.

Overview:

Effective teaching and why the two pedagogies supported by GGSA get results.

Outcome:

Attendees understand effective teaching and its broad application in schools. The benefits in meeting Australia Curriculum standards while improving student, teacher and school outcomes are understood.

Introduction to Direct Instruction

Background:

Direct Instruction (DI) is a literacy and numeracy program for Kindergarten to Year 5 published by McGraw Hill. It is used in many Australian schools to accelerate or reteach students who have not progressed through other means and is especially useful where students are significantly behind. Although suitable in all school contexts, it has been very successful in disadvantaged schools, with populations of low socio-economic status, migrant or Indigenous students.

Overview:

Key features of Direct Instruction teaching practice:

  • Importance of Mastery (Staircase Model)
  • Hand Signals, Think Time, and Teacher Talk: Essentials for delivering Direct Instruction
  • Using Direct Instruction for learning support and special education students
  • Using data and the Teacher Guide for maximum impact in Direct Instruction
  • Broadbeach Implementation Case Study
  • Using DI and the 8 Cycles of School Practice* to implement:
  • School Professional Development
  • Teacher Coaching and Feedback
  • School Data Review
  • Classroom Data Feedback
  • School Professional Conversations
  • Peer Collaboration
  • Community-School Improvement Partnership
  • Classroom Family Engagement

*GGSA has developed a unique Australian implementation model for schools wanting to deliver Direct Instruction. This is called the Direct Instruction 8 Cycles of School Practice. It is a practical framework that covers the range of systems, practices and routines relevant to a school defined under four key areas: professional development, student data collection, parent engagement and professional collegiality.

Outcome:

Attendees understand the key elements and principles of Direct Instruction, the requirements, challenges and benefits of implementing DI in varying school contexts.

Introduction to explicit instruction

Background:

Explicit instruction is a pedagogical approach that is systematic, direct, engaging and success-oriented – as documented by expert’s Dr Anita Archer and Dr Charles Hughes. Explicit instruction is suited to mainstream schools where the majority of students are not too far behind their peers and where there is stable leadership and low teacher turnover the capacity to continually build on their practice.

Overview:

Key features of the explicit instruction teaching practice:

  • Features of explicit instruction
  • Lesson components
  • Lesson delivery strategies
  • Using explicit instruction and the 8 Cycles of School Practice* to implement:
  • School Professional Development
  • Teacher Coaching and Feedback
  • School Data Review
  • Classroom Data Feedback
  • School Professional Conversations
  • Peer Collaboration
  • Community-School Improvement Partnership
  • Classroom Family Engagement

*GGSA has developed a unique Australian implementation model for schools wanting to deliver explicit instruction called the Explicit Instruction 8 Cycles of School Practice. It is a practical framework that covers the range of systems, practices and routines relevant to a school defined under four key areas: professional development, student data collection, parent engagement and professional collegiality.

Outcome:

Attendees understand the key elements and principles of explicit instruction and know the requirements, challenges and benefits associated with implementing EI in varying school contexts.

Lunch

Explicit Instruction – The Explicit Direct Instruction Method

Background:

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is a pedagogy and curriculum approach developed by John Hollingsworth and Dr Silvia Ybarra. It uses well-crafted, well-taught lessons to assist teachers to deliver effective instruction to lift student achievement. It is suited to mainstream schools where the majority of students are not too far behind their peers, and have stable leadership and low teacher turnover that enables schools to continually build on their practice.

Overview:

Key features of the Explicit Direct Instruction teaching practice:

  • How EDI is different to other pedagogies
  • Delivering information to students (modelling and demonstrating)
  • Checking for understanding (verifying that students are learning)
  • Creating a well-crafted lesson
  • EDI Implementation
    • Case Study at St Marys Star of the Sea, Carnarvon
    • Practice lesson delivery scenarios. (Note, lessons that are selected vary depending on grade-level and disciplines of the teachers at event)

Discussion on the development of GGSA full suite of literacy curriculum lessons in EDI for K-7

Outcome:

Attendees understand key elements and principles of Explicit Direct Instruction. They know the requirements, challenges and benefits associated with implementing EDI in varying school contexts (particularly in regards to the development of EDI influenced curriculum and the delivery of EDI within classrooms).

The Effective Teaching Introductory Course is 1 day in duration, starting at 8:15am, concluding at 4:30pm. Lunch and morning tea is provided.

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