Professional Development

Explicit instruction involves teaching a specific skill or concept in a highly structured manner using clear, direct language. Explicit instruction is a necessary approach for students with learning difficulties or disabilities and for English Learners who struggle. Instruction must include clear expectations for learning, modeling of the concepts or skills using precise instructions, and making connections to previously learned material.
● Learning Objectives
o Review the components of explicit instruction
o Advance understanding of the need for explicit instruction for English Learners and students who struggle
o Examine the Gradual Release of Responsibility approach
o Compare implicit and explicit instruction
o Incorporate explicit instruction in existing practices