This workshop provides hands-on experiences, simulations, and classroom ready examples of 6 powerful principles for increasing
achievement levels for students with diverse needs. These principles have not only been identified through decades of
research to increase the academic achievement of students at-risk, but also benefit students who achieve at average
and above average rates. Given the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act, these principles are essential in raising
standards of achievement for all students and can aid in leveling the playing field for the 80% to 85% of students who
should be making adequate yearly progess under Response to Intervention guidelines.
- Provide a brief review of the research on effective instruction for students who are at-risk.
- Examine 6 powerful research-based instructional principles essential to maximizing instruction for students with
- Identify ready to implement and efficient strategies for classroom application.
- Participants will become familiar with the research on at-risk learners including common characteristics of those with
diverse needs that can present barriers to maximizing achievement if not addressed during instruction.
- Participants will be introduced to a rich research foundation on 6 essential principles for effectively meeting the learning
needs of students at-risk.
- Participants will examine 6 instructional principles identified in the research as moving instruction forward for all
learners while meeting the specific needs of those with diverse needs.
- Participants will identify ready to implement and easily developed classroom strategies that are applicable across grade
levels and content areas, and are aligned with the principles for effective instruction with students identified has
Suggested Time Allotment for This Workshop
- Full Content Development: 6-8 hours
Educators will be provided with an introduction to research and instructional principles followed by examples of classroom
application with an opportunity to work with the presenter and other colleagues to integrate and extend the principles across
- Introduction to Research and Principles: 2 hours
Educators will be provided with an introduction to research and instructional principles. Classroom applications
will be discussed, but will not be fully developed.