Note: This is digital download, not a physical item. After you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a zip file that contains the facilitator and participant print material, as well as a link to the actual video, which you can view online or download to your computer. You will need to be logged into your NIFDI account in order to download the zip file. It is recommended you use a desktop or laptop computer to download and open the zip file.
The purpose of a signal is to prompt students to answer simultaneously as a group. These choral responses actively engage all students which increases efficiency and allows many more opportunities for the instructor to assess mastery. Choral responses also reduce the likelihood of behavior problems.
A signal violation (i.e., behavioral error) occurs when students answer before or after the signal, do not answer at all or answer in a loud and/or draggy manner. If an instructor accepts these types of responses, the instructor will have to resort to giving many individual turns to assess the mastery levels of each student in the group. Thus, correcting all types of errors is an essential part of teaching to mastery. This video in-service provides practice in identifying and then correcting signal violations.
Run Time: 47:08
Total In-service Time: Approximately 115:00-130:00
- Lesson Packet
- Part-Firming Paradigm Handout Packet
Facilitator Support Material:
- Volume 3 Facilitator’s Guide
- Volume 3 Follow-Up Form
- Volume 3 Facilitator's Feedback Form
The NIFDI video in-services are designed to support school leaders in charge of managing Direct Instruction (DI) implementations. Through the guidance of the videos, participants will view demonstrations and receive information by expert DI trainers. Participants will also practice the skills being taught and receive feedback from the facilitator, who will follow a facilitator’s guide. In addition, these video in-services provide a model for district and building-level coaches, APIs (assistant principals of instruction) or building coordinators on how to sequence examples and focus on critical issues when training, as well as provide activities that promote mastery of the targeted skills.