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The Road to Success: Teaching Classroom Routines and Expectations Webinar Scheduled for July 17 & 18

Greater understanding and application of preventative strategies increase the odds of good behavior in your room. Effective classroom managers are known not by what they do when misbehavior occurs, but what they do to set their classrooms up for academic success and prevent problems from occurring.

This two-session webinar will help you:

  • Understand the relationship between instructor behavior and the learning environment
  • Identify key features of an effective classroom
  • Develop steps toward implementing effective, proactive strategies in your classroom.

For maximum benefit, the webinar is designed to be attended in pairs to facilitate practice, however single attendees are welcome.

The sessions will be held 6:30-8:00pm (Eastern) July 17 and continuing 6:30-8:00pm (Eastern) July 18. Priced at only $89.00 per site. Includes downloadable participant material with session activities and other resources. Click here to sign up!

NIFDI to Present at the National Charter School Conference!

If you are planning on attending the National Charter School Convention in Las Vegas (June 30-July 3), you will want to attend the session Classroom Observations that Improve At-Risk Student Performance on Tuesday, July 2 from 10am to 12 in the Reef Room. The session, led by Kathy Madigan from NIFDI and Tricia Lopez from IDEA Public Schools, is designed to teach simple data collection techniques that will help administrators and coaches collect and communicate information about the rate, accuracy, and quality of student and teacher interactions in classrooms.

Also, come say hello to us at the NIFDI booth in space 1205 in the Exhibit Hall.

NIFDI Seeking Implementation Managers

Are you a skilled Direct Instruction practitioner with at least four years of DI teaching experience? The National Institute for Direct Instruction is looking for qualified applicants to work as Implementation Managers in our partner schools. An Implementation Manager (IM) is the primary on-site NIFDI representative for implementing the comprehensive DI model. The IM is assigned to a small number of schools, provides the bulk of on-site coaching and deals mostly with the technical aspects of classroom instruction, such as student placement and grouping, instructional delivery, and correction procedures. Experience coaching others in DI delivery techniques and analyzing DI program student performance data is preferred, but not required.

If you would like to take the first steps in exploring an IM position, please forward your resume to Christine Wlaschin, Director of Human Resources for NIFDI, to . Please consider applying for this exciting and vital role!

Register for the 45th National Direct Instruction Conference

The 45th National Direct Instruction Conference and Institutes will be held in Eugene, Oregon, July 22-26! We anticipate over 300 educators from around the world to attend the premier Direct Instruction training event. Along with high quality training, participants will have many opportunities for networking and enjoying all Eugene has to offer.

Our keynote speaker is nationally recognized consultant Carolyn Schneider. Carolyn is a veteran DI trainer, with over 35 years experience with Direct Instruction. She has trained thousands of educators across the country, notably in the areas of coaching and supervision of implementations.

The conference will include training on all levels of the DI programs, as well as sessions on classroom management, data collection and analysis and much more.

New and expanded sessions this year include:

  • Targeted Professional Development
  • Teach Like a Champion
  • The Psychology of Effective Coaching
  • Refined Coaching and Supervision
  • Reading Mastery K & I-Follow-up Training
  • Corrective Reading Decoding-Follow-up Training

The conference also features all of our comprehensive institutes, including the Becoming an Effective DI Trainer, DI Coaching and the Administrators Institute: Effective Implementation and Supervision of DI. To download a complete brochure or to register for the conference, click here.

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