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There's Still Time to Register for Direct Instruction Coaching Academy!

October 29 & 30, NIFDI will present Analyzing Data, Classroom Observations & Providing Feedback. This two-day training, co-sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education and conducted by Tamara Bressi, is designed for instructional coaches, peer coaches and others responsible for observing instruction and improving student performance.

Through demonstrations, practice and hands-on activities, participants will learn how to:

  • Gain meaningful information from lesson progress and in-program mastery data.
  • Model how to improve written records.
  • Conduct supportive classroom observations and demonstrations aimed at increasing student success.
  • Provide effective oral and written feedback to instructors to directly impact student performance.
  • Conduct classroom demonstration, in-class coaching and team teaching
  • Design and deliver effective, on-going professional development sessions.

A full brochure and registration information is available here.

You can also contact Bryan Wickman, NIFDI's Outreach Events Coordinator at 1.877.485.1973 or by email at with questions or for more information.

NIFDI Welcomes New Director of Training Development

BeverlyPlease join us in welcoming our new Director of Training Development, Beverly Trent. Beverly is an experienced DI trainer. She began her career in education in 2000 as an instructor in Orlando, Florida. She then became the Reading Teacher/Literacy Coach and implemented the Corrective Reading Decoding and Comprehension programs. She then moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2007 to be the Regional Consultant and Intervention Consultant for McGraw-Hill Education. After leaving McGraw-Hill in 2010, Beverly moved back to Florida and started Kidz 1st Consulting and Tutoring Services.

We look forward to Beverly's contributions to NIFDI's already solid set of training offerings, including our video in-service series. If you have any suggestions or needs for training materials, please contact us at .

NIFDI Press Publishes New Book by Zig Engelmann

NIFDI Press has recently released Strategies for Teaching Students with Severe and Low-Incidence Disabilities, by Siegfried Engelmann. The book, edited by Caitlin Rasplica Khoury and Jean Stockard, is a revision of Zig's earlier unpublished manuscript, The Low-Performers Manual. The book focuses on working with individuals who may require additional instruction in language-based skills, motor skills and in management of disruptive behavior prior to being taught in a general education setting. Zig describes the book as "useful for understanding how to teach learners that are too low in language for the beginning language program Language for Learning. There are specifications for creating routines that address behaviors as well as instructional content." To order your print or ebook copy, click here.

Registration Open for Direct Instruction Coaching Academy!

One of the most critical roles in a successful Direct Instruction Implementation is the Peer Coach. With good, careful peer coaching, teachers will become more skilled and proficient in teaching the program, and students will excel with improved instruction.

On October 29 & 30, NIFDI will present Analyzing Data, Classroom Observations & Providing Feedback. This two-day training, co-sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education and conducted by Tamara Bressi, is designed for instructional coaches, peer coaches and others responsible for observing instruction and improving student performance.

Through demonstrations, practice and hands-on activities, participants will learn how to:

  • Gain meaningful information from lesson progress and in-program mastery data.
  • Model how to improve written records.
  • Conduct supportive classroom observations and demonstrations aimed at increasing student success.
  • Provide effective oral and written feedback to instructors to directly impact student performance.
  • Conduct classroom demonstration, in-class coaching and team teaching
  • Design and deliver effective, on-going professional development sessions.

A full brochure and registration information is available on here.

You can also contact Bryan Wickman, NIFDI's Outreach Events Coordinator at 1.877.485.1973 or by email at with questions or for more information.

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