Stride's Instructional Pactice Courses

Classrooms and schools exist to promote the learning of students.  As a teacher, you are the greatest influence for student achievement, and these courses can help you become the best version of yourself possible.  Your students need your growth so that they can grow as well.

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AI for Educators: Practice

Instructor: Iman Alattar

After having spent time in the AI Theory course learning about the implications of this technology in the classroom, this course will bring you into the specifics of how to practically use...

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How to Facilitate Student Feedback

Instructor: Heather Lawrence

Peer feedback is a valuable tool that students can use to improve their work and gain a life-long skill of listening with others.  This skill must be intentionally taught to students and...

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Science of Reading 1: Foundations

Instructor: Stride Reading Team

Reading is foundational for all content within schools, so this first course in a larger series introduces learners to the best practices of reading instruction.  These practices are aligned to the Science...

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PP24 Presenter Resource Course

Instructor: Heather Lawrence

This course is for our 2024 Promising Practices presenters. It contains various presentation exemplars, templates, best practices, and opportunities to brainstorm. We look forward to Promising Practices 2024, happening in March, and...

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AI for Educators: Theory

Instructor: Iman Alattar

This course builds upon the foundation created by the first course in the series – “AI for Educators: Introduction.” Specifically, this course moves the learner through considerations of AI around cheating, plagiarism,...

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AI for Educators: Introduction

Instructor: Amy Hollis

This course offers an overview of AI in life and then turns to considerations of the classroom.  First, the learner will see a brief history of AI while seeing its prevalence in our everyday lives.  Next,...

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Remote Education: How to be a Successful Learner

Instructor: Olivia Odileke

For various reasons, teaching online either permanently or temporarily has become the latest necessary transition for our teachers; however, we need to also consider a student’s perspective. This course provides suggestions for...

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Remote Education: Unpacking TPACK

Instructor: Olivia Odileke

With remote and hybrid learning becoming more prevalent, a framework for use is important. TPACK is a knowledge base that teachers can use to successfully implement this instructional practice. The course unpacks...

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Remote Education: Key Practices, Tools, and Resources

Instructor: Olivia Odileke

Remote and hybrid learning are quickly becoming valuable teaching strategies for many teachers. Learn how to create an inclusive classroom that ensures that every learner has an opportunity to thrive and reach...

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Remote Education: Transitioning to Remote Learning

Instructor: Olivia Odileke

If you have been teaching for a while, you have likely had to transition to a new curriculum, age level, or subject area. For various reasons, teaching online either permanently or temporarily...

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Remote Education: Using Video and Digital Tools

Instructor: Olivia Odileke

When teaching online, you have a host of tools to help create a secure and safe online classroom environment. You will learn how to implement digital tools in ways that promote student...

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Remote Education: Engaging Students

Instructor: Olivia Odileke

On day one of the school year, your students will bring unique cultures and experiences into the classroom. Learn how to use your online classroom to create safe learning spaces, helping them...

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Differentiation Basics for Every Classroom

Instructor: Meghan Seibert

Have you wondered why differentiation in the classroom is so important?  In this session, you will dive into the basics of differentiation and explore various strategies.  You will leave with examples of...

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Using Nearpod to Spark Student Learning with Quick Inquiry

Instructor: Olivia Odileke

This session will demonstrate how to customize Nearpod ready-made lessons to help offer students choice during your small group times. With a focus on inquiry-based tasks, teachers leverage a student’s natural curiosity...

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Empowering Students through Collaborative Problem Solving

Instructor: Katherine Safarik

This session focuses on students working collaboratively in classrooms so that they own their learning.  Using a problem-solving method makes the content come alive.  This is a Promising Practices session showcased just...

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Teaching Online without PowerPoint

Instructor: Sarah Poole

Would you like to discover different ways to teach online without using PowerPoint? See how to use a document camera, screen share, and the whiteboard tool to teach elementary students as if...

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Virtual Teaching Observation: Secondary [Private]

Instructor: Joel Medley

Recognizing that our ever-changing world needs resilient educators who exhibit passion and bring learning to life daily, this course aids in the preparation of future educators.  Learners will receive a basic grounding...

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Virtual Teaching Observation: Elementary [Private]

Instructor: Joel Medley

Recognizing that our ever-changing world needs resilient educators who exhibit passion and bring learning to life daily, this course aids in the preparation of future educators.  Learners will receive a basic grounding...

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Targeted Instruction 102

Instructor: Kathy Kales

Teachers who use targeted instruction promote deeper learning through activities and assessments. This intentional sequencing of rigor results in differentiated instruction. This course examines the definition of instructional activities, the creation of...

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Targeted Instruction 101

Instructor: Kathy Kales

Targeted Instruction provides teachers an opportunity to scaffold instructional activities to encourage deeper learning. It is about intentionally sequencing rigor levels in a variety of ways to differentiate the instruction. This course...

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Your Reading Teacher Philosophy

Instructor: Brittany Churchill

The idea that reading is fundamental cannot be debated. It is a bedrock concept of education. This course aims to inspire educators on their journey to improve their support of students who...

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Classroom Management Strategies When Students are Offline

Instructor: Casey Rudzena

When students are engaged, they are learning. Learn how to extend your student’s learning with strategies to keep them engaged after they leave your classroom. This Promising Practices video and materials can...

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Stride Tutoring Training Guide

Instructor: Gila Tuchman

This course provides an overview of the dashboard, tutoring expectations, the online session tool, templates for use, and final thoughts on becoming a Stride Tutor.  If you are interested to learn more,...

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Grading Calibration 5: Conclusion

Instructor: Belinda Lindeburgh

This final course in the Grading Calibration series culminates the learning through a final exercise, comparison with expert opinions, and concluding thoughts. This course focuses on ELA teachers and is a great...

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Grading Calibration 4: Middle School

Instructor: Belinda Lindeburgh

This fourth of five courses in the Grading Calibration series continues the application of your learning about grading calibration as you score actual papers. This course focuses on ELA teachers – particularly...

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Grading Calibration 3: Research Papers

Instructor: Belinda Lindeburgh

This third of five courses in the Grading Calibration series continues the application of your learning about grading calibration as you score actual papers. This course focuses on ELA teachers – particularly...

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Grading Calibration 2: Literary Analysis

Instructor: Belinda Lindeburgh

This second of five courses in the Grading Calibration series will provide you with an understanding of what calibration is as you practice scoring sample work. This course focuses on ELA teachers...

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Grading Calibration 1: Introduction

Instructor: Belinda Lindeburgh

This first of five courses in the Grading Calibration series will provide you with foundational knowledge about what calibration is, why it is important, and how it works. This course is specifically...

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How to Scaffold

Instructor: Joel Medley

Appropriate use of scaffolding to support student learning is a vital strategy in the classroom as it promotes a student’s individual, academic growth. This course provides a definition of Scaffolding, criteria analysis...

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A Day In The Life Of An Online Teacher

Instructor: Joel Medley

Ever wonder what online teachers actually do all day? This video, mini-course will answer that question and provide you with strategies to enhance your craft as an online instructor. If you want...

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Classroom Edutainment

Instructor: Joel Medley

Do the facial expressions of your students indicate a disconnect with the lesson?  Have they said they are bored in class?  Well, one possible solution is the adoption of Edutainment strategies.  This...

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The Science of Reading Series

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This series will discuss the science of reading and offer real-world opportunities for application of reading principles.

 

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New Teacher series

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This 6 part series is designed to prepare new teachers over the summer for that 1st day of school.

Instructional Practice Free Resources

AI Ideas for Schools & Classrooms

A 9 page document with ideas around AI for teachers and leaders to consider for implementation.  This includes videos and exercises for you to experiment with the tools for personal practice.

Teacher & Leader Responses to Student Trauma

A list of supportive responses for students facing trauma – from the whole-school (leader) and individual class (teacher) level.

Game-based Learning Resources

Ideas and links to help you seamlessly infuse game-based learning into your classrooms.

Teaching with imPACT Resource

Use this guide to see what Passion, Accountability, Courage, and Trust look like in schools.

Holistic Rubric Best Practices

Far too often, we struggle with rubric implementation. Here is a detailed two-page document that helps by explaining holistic rubrics, offering an exemplar, and taking your thinking deeper than before.

50 Easy Student Rewards

Teachers use rewards regularly as part of a classroom management plan, so here is a template that you can use for your elementary students.

Simple Math Lesson Plan Template

If you are looking for a lesson plan template to teach math content, here is a sample for you. Download, complete, and use!

Backward Lesson Design Template

This template coincides with our blog focusing on Backward Lesson Design.

New Teacher Tips

Ten simple tips to get you off to a GREAT start in your 1st classroom

AI Examples for the Classroom

Five ways to change a traditional task to use AI within the assignment. 

Professional Development Planning Frame

This simple tool guides you in creating a plan for your own personal or professional learning.

The Stride PD Center wants to save you time! We have curated a list of useful resources that we believe support your professional growth in this focused, learning topic. While we do not own this material, we have included it here so that the Stride PD Center can serve as your “one-stop shop” for continued learning!
 
Advice from veteran teachers | Teacher Vision 
Research based teaching practices | Institute of Education Sciences
Making math fun and rigorous | Teaching Channel  
Ten Plus Two Method | Let’s TEACH
Constitution 101 (HS level) | National Constitution Center
Effective Classroom Management | Waterford Teachers’ Centre