EDI keeps students engaged throughout the lesson! It gives students the opportunity to speak and listen to each other during the lesson. Students discuss vocabulary and read aloud during EDI which gives them practice in Reading, Speaking, Listening, and Writing. Students do all the work during a lesson! Pair-Share is a great strategy to help English Learners with speaking and practicing the vocabulary!
Explicit Direct Instruction helps all students
Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) is a Tier 1 instructional methodology that relies on specific teacher/student behaviors that maximize student learning.
Explicit Direct Instruction has proven to be the most effective instructional method for learning new material, most especially for struggling learners.
EDI was developed by founders, Dr. Silvia Ybarra and John Hollingsworth.
EDI focuses on improving education at the lesson level, incorporating a strategic collection of instructional practices from the work of pedagogues and cognitive researchers such as Hattie, Rosenshine, Hunter, Sousa, and Marzano.
The bottom line is If we want to improve student learning, we have to improve teacher instruction.
Explicit 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 founders, Dr. Silvia Ybarra and John Hollingsworth. EDI focuses on improving education at the lesson level, incorporating a strategic collection of instructional practices from the work of pedagogues and cognitive researchers such as Hattie, Rosenshine, Hunter, Sousa, and Marzano.
Explicit Direct Instruction In Action
during a StepUP Academy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Our Clients Say:
It took about five or six years to get to the innovative level with EDI. We had to go beyond professional development and provide support, accountability, and a new norm. Once teachers experienced EDI, they saw the value. Many teachers have told me they can’t remember how they taught before.
My struggle with EDI has simply been changing my controlling teaching behaviors. This is especially true with the pair-share model. Giving kids the control to share with a partner and actually talk in class has been an adjustment. It is a powerful experience to see students actually engaging in academic discussion. In addition to this, they are like little teachers in the process.
Explicit Direct Instruction makes students accountable. They see now that school is a place to work and learn and play, and they love it. Because even though it is hard, they are doing well.
EDI has been a huge part of our success. We took Silvia’s ideas and training and took ownership of them and continued to build teacher competence. EDI provided a common language for instruction and very clear steps for students to learn. EDI is our instructional method, but also the base of our PLCs and RTIs.
Questions about the Explicit Direct Instruction Training?
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