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Explicit Instruction — Learning Is the Goal, Effective Teaching Is the Practice

Includes Course Sessions and book.


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This session is designed for professional developers, administrators, and teacher-leaders who recognize the incredible impact that systematic, direct, engaging, and success-oriented instruction can have on students, teachers, and schools—people who exemplify the idea that how well students learn depends on how well they’re taught. This session will immerse practitioners in the theory and practice of designing and delivering instruction in a manner that is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—in a word: explicit. Participants will be prepared to provide this training to educators in their home districts.

Presented by Dr. Anita Archer
Included materials: Explicit Instruction

Session Times:

4 sessions, July 13–16 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11:30 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PT

Session Length:
3 hours per day (12 hours total) plus homework

Zoom virtual meeting

Explicit Instruction — Learning is the Goal, Effective Teaching is the Practice

Session outline:

  • Elements of Explicit Instruction
  • Lesson structure and design for skills and strategies, facts and knowledge, and concepts and vocabulary
  • Active engagement/opportunities to respond
  • Effective informative and affirmative feedback
  • Effective practice

Participants will also receive access to PowerPoint presentations, observation forms, videos, and other related materials for use in school and district Professional Development.

How to Attend

  • Live virtual sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Each registrant will receive two confirmation emails from Zoom: one for your selected In-depth session and another for the Keynote and daily Panel Discussions. Please save these confirmation emails—they will include the links you will need to join the Zoom sessions. Two links for all the week’s sessions—the In-depth Session link for all In-depth Sessions (Tu–Fri) and the Keynote/Panel Discussion link for the Keynote and each Panel Discussion (Tu–Fri). TIP: Use the “Add to Calendar” link in the confirmation emails to set an automatic reminder.
  • Plan to attend each live session. Recordings of In-depth sessions will be available only until the start of the next day’s meeting.
  • In-depth sessions will include homework assignments to be competed before the next meeting, so be sure to set aside additional time each day for that.
  • Registrants should sign up for only one In-depth session.

Session Materials

  • A copy of the book for the selected In-depth session will be sent directly to each registrant. We recommend you provide your home address to ensure that you receive the materials. If you are registering multiple attendees, please include the email address and shipping address for each individual registrant during checkout. 
  • Session book will ship to arrive on or before July 3, 2020. If your book does not arrive by this time, please contact us.

Other Details

  • Graduate-level professional development credit is available for this session through Brandman University. Click here to learn more.
  • Questions? Please use our online help form.
  • No session changes, cancellations, or refunds are possible.