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Instructional Practices Courses

Teachers play a vital role in student achievement and have a direct impact on student outcomes. Our Instructional Practices courses support teachers in improving overall effectiveness and delivery of high quality instruction for the students they serve. These courses reflect high priority needs areas related to instructional practices.

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Science of Reading 4: Fluency
Instructor: Stride Reading Team

In this course, learners are introduced to best practices in reading instruction with a focus on fluency, aligned to the science of reading as...

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Game-Based Learning
Instructor: Kimberly Ring

This session offers the transformative power of game-based learning. You will learn about various game-based learning elements and be guided through a plan to...

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How to Interpret Student Data
Instructor: Kimberly Ring

In this course for teachers, learners will explore the FRAME data cycle for interpreting a collection of quantitative and qualitative data. They will learn...

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How to Nurture Student Reflection in Class
Instructor: Heather Lawrence

Discover techniques to integrate authentic reflection into teaching practices for enhanced student learning. This course emphasizes cultivating analytical skills, integrating new knowledge with prior...

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Science of Reading 3: Phonics
Instructor: Stride Reading Team

In this course, learners are introduced to best practices in reading instruction with a focus on phonics, aligned to the science of reading as...

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Webinar: Effective Research-Based Strategies
Instructor: Ashleigh Franco

Educators always want to adopt research-informed practices, but when do you have time to do the research and find strategies that you know will...

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Grading Calibration: Rubric Use & ELA Applications
Instructor: Belinda Lindeburgh

This five-hour course bundle is specifically focused on middle school and high school ELA teachers as it works to develop a deep understanding of...

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Science of Reading 2: Phonological Awareness
Instructor: Stride Reading Team

In the second course of the Science of Reading series, learners will focus on effective approaches to teaching phonological awareness as outlined by The...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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....

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

Instructional Practices Courses Coming Soon!

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The Science of Reading Series

Clock Hours: 1.0

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

Clock Hours: 1.0

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

Instructional Practices 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.

AI Resources for Educators

From Promising Practices 24, this resource shares prompting tips for generative AI, ideas on how to implement the tools, and a few “do” and “don’t” tips.

The Stride PD 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