These Web resources provide support for implementing high-quality, evidence-based instructional materials and strategies focused on the Common Core State Standards in Tier 1, or general education, classrooms.
Many instructional strategies are flexible, and can be used in service of several learning objectives, but some of them are better suited for a particular set of objectives. In most cases, we will need to use a combination of instructional strategies. This table focuses on two of three components of course design.
We know that students learn best when they are truly engaged in what they are learning, when they have the opportunity to explore, debate, discuss, examine, defend, and experiment with the concepts and skills they are ready to learn. Remember: No one instructional method will work for all students, for all teachers, or in all subject areas. Think of these ideas as places to start in figuring out what works most effectively for you and your students.
In designing online courses, use multiple instructional strategies. Teaching models exist which apply to traditional higher education learning environments, and when designing courses for the online environment, these strategies should be adapted to the new environment.
n this page, you’ll find information about effective strategies for the writing classroom. In addition, several classroom videos capture real adult education teachers and students working to improve writing skills. For practical ideas to encourage quality student writing, also see the Lessons and Web Tools and Differentiated Instruction writing pages.