Video Series: High-Leverage Instructional Practices (HLPs)
What do High-Leverage Practices (HLPs) look like in practice? The HLP Video Series supports teacher educators and new teachers with concrete, easy-to-access examples of HLPs in action, in real classrooms with real students. The videos and supporting resources are easily and freely accessible online, offering a practical, real-world illustration of HLPs by teachers intentionally and explicitly using the practice to meet the specific needs of students in their classrooms. HLP videos highlight research-based practices that are captured in settings that resonate with diverse contexts, subject areas, grade levels, and student needs. Moreover, the videos demonstrate practices across levels of intensity.
Every teacher needs a set of foundational instructional practices they can draw from to provide effective instruction to all students—particularly to students with academic learning and behavioral needs. Enter HLPs: Any teacher—general or special education—can use these 22 practices to support their students. HLPs help teachers implement evidence-based practices and complement (not replace) intensive, data-driven instruction for students with exceptionalities.
The HLP Video Series was developed by a joint partnership of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center, the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the IRIS Center, and the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. Department of Education.