Ten High Impact Instructional Strategies to Increase Academic Performance and Promote Student Independence
It is important that our time working with students of any age is maximized for greatest impact. Research has provided educators with some instructional strategies that can work for students at any age and students with a variety of different learning styles. This session will provide paraeducators, teachers and related services staff with an overview of the 10 strategies that have significant impact on increasing academic skills and promoting student independence. It will also provide ideas for people who provide professional development or teach educators to embed them into any class or professional development opportunity. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about, practice and discuss application of the following ten instructional strategies: setting a purpose, modeling and guided practice, highlighting and underlining, predicting, visual instructional plans, task analysis, directions, activating prior knowledge, questioning, and advanced organizers. This session will provide opportunities to hear how other participants are using these strategies in a relaxed, fun, and multi-sensory learning environment.