Free Course Content for In-Service and Pre-Service Educators: Features of Explicit Instruction


This four-part course is designed for faculty and professional development providers to enhance educators’ understanding and use of explicit instruction. The course includes the following modules:

  • Modeling and Practicing to Help Students Reach Academic Goals
  • Supporting Practices: Using Effective Methods to Elicit Frequent Responses
  • Supporting Practices: Providing Immediate Specific Feedback and Maintaining
  • Evaluating Use of Explicit Instruction to Support Students’ Academic Needs

Each module includes:

  • Course Content
  • Video examples & non-examples
  • Workbook & checks for understanding
  • Application activities to practice skills
  • Coaching & facilitation resources

Developed by NCII in collaboration with the University of Connecticut and the National Center on Leadership in Intensive Intervention (NCLII), with support from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center.


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