Do you have a significant number of students performing below grade level? Are you looking for an instructional approach that will be effective with your student population?
Join the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) for a Direct Instruction (DI) Leadership Institute on the essentials of a successful DI implementation designed for administrators, instructional coaches, curriculum directors and school board members.
Each institute will address:
- The design and methodology of the research-validated DI family of
- How to select programs appropriate for different student populations.
- The features of a high-quality implementation.
- Constructing master schedules that allocate sufficient instructional time
to ensure student mastery.
- Data-based monitoring systems designed to track student progress.
- Setting up classrooms for success.
- Planning on-going professional development.
- Using data-based coaching.
More about the institutes:
The goals of the institute are for participants to:
i) understand the design, structure and rationale of the DI approach and
ii) be able to apply that knowledge to the school setting in order to provide for effective and efficient instruction at each student's current skill level.
The objectives of the institute are fourfold. Participants will learn:
- the three components of school leadership that are centered around daily instruction;
- how Direct Instruction can be used to accommodate the needs of three types of learners (young learners, remedial learners and high-performing students);
- how to set up a school for success with Direct Instruction;
- the first steps to take after the institute to improve the implementation of DI in their schools.
Among other skills, participants will be able to:
- recognize the progression of component skills within a given program "track";
- identify built-in information review in DI programs;
- analyze the scaffolded design of a given skill set within a single reading lesson;
- differentiate between the tasks that require a group response and open-ended questions that require individual responses.
The training runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.
The location(s) for upcoming institutes TBD. Watch this page for announcements and updates.
The date(s) for upcoming institutes TBD. Watch this page for announcements and updates.