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NIFDI Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary!

The National Institute for Direct Instruction traces its roots back to 1993 and the Accelerated Student Achievement Project (ASAP). ASAP was a joint project between the Engelmann-Becker Corporation, Utah State University, the Utah State Office of Education and 3 Utah school districts. Utilizing experience gained from Project Follow Through, Siegfried Engelmann and his staff implemented and refined what is now referred to as the Comprehensive Direct Instruction Model in 3 Utah schools. When the project ended in 1997, Engelmann wanted schools to continue to have access to high quality implementation services. He founded NIFDI as a non-profit organization, and as they say, the rest is history. NIFDI has worked in 28 US states and territories, and hundreds of schools. Other notable achievements since 1997 include creating the most extensive database of Direct Instruction research available, training hundreds of educators each year in our academies and conferences, and, through NIFDI Press, making many valuable print and video resources available to educators throughout the world.

Register for Fall Leadership and Coaching Academies!

Join the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) for a Leadership Academy in Columbus, Ohio October 16 & 17. This two-day training, co-sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education, is designed for administrators, instructional coaches, curriculum directors and school board members and will focus on the essential features of a successful Direct Instruction (DI) implementation.

Participants will be shown how schools should be set up for success with Direct Instruction. Participants will identify steps they should take to implement Direct Instruction effectively as they develop an action plan tailored to their schools that can be followed through the year. A full brochure and registration information is available on our website.

 

On November 6 & 7, NIFDI will present Analyzing Data, Classroom Observations & Providing Feedback-a Direct Instruction Coaching Academy. 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.
  • Provide effective oral and written feedback to instructors.
  • 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 our website.

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.

Join us for our Fall Leadership Academy!

Join the National Institute for Direct Instruction (NIFDI) for a Leadership Academy in Columbus, Ohio October 16 & 17. This two-day training, co-sponsored by McGraw-Hill Education, is designed for administrators, instructional coaches, curriculum directors and school board members and will focus on the essential features of a successful Direct Instruction (DI) implementation.

Participants will be shown how schools should be set up for success with Direct Instruction. Participants will identify steps they should take to implement Direct Instruction effectively as they develop an action plan tailored to their schools that can be followed through the year. A full brochure and registration information is available on our website.

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.

Join us for our Fall 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 November 6 & 7, 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 our website.

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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