editraining_vertExplicit Direct Instruction helps all students

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI), an approach to learning based on the best research available, helps teachers deliver effective lessons that can significantly improve achievement for all learners, including English language learners and students with special needs.

EDI was developed by DataWORKS founders, Dr. Silvia Ybarra and John Hollingsworth. EDI focuses on improving education at the lesson level by incorporating a strategic collection of instructional practices from the work of educational and cognitive researchers such as Hattie, Rosenshine, Hunter, Sousa, and Marzano.

editrainingExplicit Direct Instruction helps all students

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI), an approach to learning based on the best research available, helps teachers deliver effective lessons that can significantly improve achievement for all learners, including English language learners and students with special needs.

EDI was developed by DataWORKS founders, Dr. Silvia Ybarra and John Hollingsworth. EDI focuses on improving education at the lesson level by incorporating a strategic collection of instructional practices from the work of educational and cognitive researchers such as Hattie, Rosenshine, Hunter, Sousa, and Marzano.

EDI training includes:

Research

Get an overview of brain research. We explain how the human brain learns and stores information. This helps teachers understand the importance of the lesson delivery strategies in EDI.

Engagement

Practice with Student Engagement Norms. DataWORKS Engagement Norms are used in thousands of classrooms around the world because they work. They include eight strategies that actually keep students engaged and actively participating in every lesson.

Checking for Understanding

8-5x11_Tapple_GreenWhiteReview how you Check for Understanding and take it to the next level. Most teachers know how to ask questions and call on students for responses. But are teachers asking the right questions to the right students? EDI has a few simple tips to help teachers ask powerful, probing questions to non-volunteers that will change the culture of the classroom and accurately assess learning in real-time.

EDI Components

Gain an in-depth look at the vital components of an EDI lesson. Why must every lesson have a Concept Development, strategic steps, and rule of two? EDI proves that, with Common Core assessments, these components are more important than ever.

Coaching & Feedback

Put it all together with coaching and feedback from an expert in EDI. Our trainers will demonstrate the strategies covered in the workshop, and then participants will be asked to immediately practice them in small groups. This leads to increased teacher retention of the strategies learned during the training.

Research

Get an overview of brain research. We explain how the human brain learns and stores information. This helps teachers understand the importance of the lesson delivery strategies in EDI.

Engagement

Practice with Student Engagement Norms. DataWORKS Engagement Norms are used in thousands of classrooms around the world because they work. They include eight strategies that actually keep students engaged and actively participating in every lesson.

Checking for Understanding

Review how you Check for Understanding and take it to the next level. Most teachers know how to ask questions and call on students for responses. But are teachers asking the right questions to the right students? EDI has a few simple tips to help teachers ask powerful, probing questions to non-volunteers that will change the culture of the classroom and accurately assess learning in real-time.8-5x11_Tapple_GreenWhite

EDI Components

Gain an in-depth look at the vital components of an EDI lesson. Why must every lesson have a Concept Development, strategic steps, and rule of two? EDI proves that, with Common Core assessments, these components are more important than ever.

Coaching & Feedback

Put it all together with coaching and feedback from an expert in EDI. Our trainers will demonstrate the strategies covered in the workshop, and then participants will be asked to immediately practice them in small groups. This leads to increased teacher retention of the strategies learned during the training.

Explicit Direct Instruction in action
during a StepUP Academy.

View EDI in action

EDI in action during a StepUP Academy.

View EDI in action

EDI in action during a StepUP Academy.

View EDI in action

Differentiation and Scaffolding with Explicit Direct Instruction

The hardest thing for teachers is trying to meet the needs of every student while being responsible for the whole class. There’s just not enough time to differentiate or scaffold as it’s called. But it has to be done! So, we believe the key is to plan for the success of every student before the lesson, during the lesson, and after the lesson. Then, the hard job of helping every student succeed becomes easier -- and actually very effective. In reality, differentiation and scaffolding strategies overlap, but they have the same ultimate goal: increasing student success.

Differentiation and Scaffolding
Differentiate and Scaffold
differentiate and scaffold
Explicit Direct Instruciton (EDI) Lesson Plan Second Grade Common Core Math
Explicit Direct Instruciton (EDI) Third Grade Lesson Categorize Quadrilaterals
Explicit Direct Instruciton (EDI) Educeri K-12 Lesson Plans - 6th Grade
Explicit Direct Instruciton (EDI) First Grade Lesson Answer Questions About A Story

Successful EDI implementation includes two skill sets:

Well-crafted lessons & Well-taught lessons

Neither of these skill sets can insure a successful outcome on its own, but when combined, these two skill sets have proven to dramatically improve learning for some of the most diverse students in some of the most challenging classrooms around the world.

Click on a lesson to see an example of a well-crafted lesson

Explicit Direct Instruciton (EDI) Lesson Plan Second Grade Common Core Math
Explicit Direct Instruciton (EDI) Third Grade Lesson Categorize Quadrilaterals
Explicit Direct Instruciton (EDI) Educeri K-12 Lesson Plans - 6th Grade
Explicit Direct Instruciton (EDI) First Grade Lesson Answer Questions About A Story

Click on a lesson to see an example of a well-crafted lesson

What Our Clients Say:

Congratulations DATAWORKS! A colleague of mine is super impressed with a new teacher she has employed who came from one of the WA schools you worked in last year. I am a Board Member at this Perth school and I watched the teacher in action yesterday. The impact of your instruction is apparent watching her teach! What a significant effect you are having on Australian educators.

Dr. Lorraine Hammond
Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, Western Australia

Thank you so much! I really feel EDI is so beneficial for both teachers and students. I feel better equipped to teach my students having learned these useful strategies!

Katherine Sheppard
1st Grade Teacher, Fenton Primary Ctr., Los Angeles, CA

All of our PLC meetings start by looking at data, including classroom walkthrough assessments of EDI strategies. Silvia Ybarra helped us calibrate during walkthroughs to develop a common language and credibility district-wide.

Lisa Houston
Principal, Centerville ES, Sanger, CA

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) BookExplicit Direct Instruction (EDI) The Power of the Well-Crafted, Well-Taught Lesson

This teacher-friendly book presents step-by-step guidelines for implementing the Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) method to deliver effective lessons that can significantly improve teaching, learning, and ultimately test scores.

The authors provide detailed sample lessons and scenarios that illustrate EDI techniques in the classroom. Teachers at all grade levels can deliver solid instruction by implementing the components of EDI: Checking for understanding; setting lesson objectives; activating prior knowledge; developing students’ skills by explaining, modeling, and demonstrating; presenting content; using guided practice.

Contact us now and we'll show you how DataWORKS will:


–  Customize a professional development experience that meets the needs of your school or district.

–  Help your teachers improve lesson design and delivery, increase student engagement, and enable students to learn more the FIRST time they are taught.

–  Design and develop curriculum resources that your teachers will LOVE to use!

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