ACCELERATED
INSTRUCTION MODEL

Acceleration to Success

This current time in education has led to a series of unique circumstances that have caused students to fall behind and struggle. To overcome this, you can help your students accelerate to success.

  • Develop a culture of instructional excellence.
  • Use standards-aligned lessons.
  • Make learning visible.

The Goal

Our goal is simple: to provide you, the educator, with the tools to accelerate your teaching. This will help your students be more successful in today’s environment, and give you your Sunday back!

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Have students gotten behind in their studies during the recent pandemic? To whatever degree that has happened, schools now are very interested in accelerating the educational development of their students.

EDI Leads to Accelerated Instruction

Where to start? Recent research by John Hattie identified in statistical terms what works and what doesn’t in education. This has been called “the holy grail of education.” Hattie found there were 195 “influences” on education and ranked them by “effect size.”

Hattie said, “There is no fixed recipe for ensuring that teaching has the maximum possible effect on student learning, and no set of principles apply to all learning for all students. But there are practices that we know are effective and many practices that we know are not.”

DataWORKS, developer of the popular Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) approach, analyzed Hattie’s research and found that EDI actually activates 18 of the top 30 effects. This has led to the development of the Dataworks Accelerated Instruction Model. By adopting EDI techniques for design and delivery that match with 18 of the top effects for Hattie’s visible learning, teachers can accelerate learning for their students and overcome any learning losses of recent times. (See Tables Below)

3 Core Strategies to Accelerate Student Learning

Strategy #1:

Engagement

Ensure that students are engaged throughout the initial lesson. Use Dataworks’ Engagement Norms.

The Engagement Norms provide eight ways to easily engage students in the lesson. It starts with pronouncing new words, tracking text on the screen, and reading with the teacher. Showing students gestures to remember the concept is also valuable. Pair-share allows every student to think about the answer and practice it using academic language. A specific signal can focus attention. Whiteboards help each student provide an answer, and using complete sentences helps students speak more formally.

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Strategy #2:

GIFT (Great Initial First Teaching)

Ensure that the initial lesson reaches at least 80% of the classroom. This is accomplished by presenting a structured lesson for each new Learning Objective. Use Dataworks’ Lesson Design procedure.

Lesson Design works well when all seven of the core components of a lesson are included. This means lessons should start with a Learning Objective (based on standards). This can be followed by Activating prior Knowledge. Then, the Concept should be developed with clear definitions and examples. Skill Development should use specific steps and be followed with Guided Practice. Finally, Relevance should be discussed and students given a sample problem for Closure that demonstrates what they have learned.

Strategy #3:

Effective Feedback

Ensure that the students receive correct feedback from the teacher. Use Datworks’ Effective Feedback procedures.

The Engagement Norms provide eight ways to easily engage students in the lesson. It starts with pronouncing new words, tracking text on the screen, and reading with the teacher. Showing students gestures to remember the concept is also valuable. Pair-share allows every student to think about the answer and practice it using academic language. A specific signal can focus attention. Whiteboards help each student provide an answer, and using complete sentences helps students speak more formally.

A Researched Method of Acceleration

John Hattie found 195 “influences” on education and ranked them by “effect size.” Dataworks’ method activates 18 of the top 30 effects.

Dataworks Accelerated Instruction Model (AIM)

Dataworks Accelerated Instruction Model (AIM)

Dataworks EDI Strategies

Hattie High Influence on Learning Rank
(of 195)
EDI Professional Development
Collective Teacher Efficacy 2 Develops a culture of instructional excellence
Micro Teaching 8 Uses video, lesson demos, and feedback

Dataworks Accelerated Instruction Model (AIM)

Dataworks EDI Lesson Design

Hattie High Influence on Learning Rank
(of 195)
EDI Professional Development
Conceptual Change Programs 5 Uses concept development with non-examples
Teacher Clarity 13 Focuses on LO, CD, SD, and CFUs
Concept Mapping 20 Often uses graphic organizers, some animation
Problem-Solving Teaching 21 Uses Skill Development and Extended Thinking
Classroom Behavioral 22 Relies on Engagement Norms
Vocabulary Programs 24 Embeds 2-7 vocab words in each lesson
Spaced vs Massed Practice 27 Supports lessons with 3 periodic reviews
Direct Instruction 29 Includes 7 lesson design components

Dataworks Accelerated Instruction Model (AIM)

Dataworks EDI Lesson Delivery

Hattie High Influence on Learning Rank
(of 195)
EDI Professional Development
Teacher Credibility 7 Uses  student Engagement Norms
Cognitive Task Analysis 9 Uses pair-shares, steps, and  “explain your thinking” questions
Classroom Discussion 10 Uses sentence frames with academic vocabulary for frequent Pair-Shares and questions
Interventions for Special Needs 11 Extensive scaffolding and corrective feedback strategies to include all students in the lesson
Feedback 15 Uses Checking for Understanding to direct corrective feedback strategies
Formative evaluation 16 Uses Checking for Understanding questions while teaching.
Classroom Behavioral 22 Relies on Engagement Norms
Teaching Strategies 28 Uses modeling, steps, Checking for Understanding.  Uses mirrored teacher-student problems.
Repeated Reading Program 30 Uses tracked and choral reading frequently

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