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 by 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 was published in 2009 and Explicit Direct Instruction for English Learners was published in 2013, both by Corwin Press.

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) Book

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 was published in 2009 and Explicit Direct Instruction for English Learners was published in 2013, both by Corwin Press.

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) Book

Explicit Direct Instruction In Action
during a StepUP Academy.

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

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.

Teachers Learning Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI)

What Our Clients Say:

  • 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!

    Yvette Mezzanatto
    5th Grade Teacher, Crestmore ES, Bloomington, CA
  • 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.

    Wes Severs
    Principal, Washington ES, Sanger, CA
  • 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.

    Wendy Stull
    8th Grade ELA Teacher, Menifee Valley MS, Menifee, CA
  • 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.

    Tim Lopez
    Principal, Fairmont ES, Sanger, CA
  • EDI was the impetus for all of the progress at Sanger Unified

    Susan Fitzgerald
    Principal, Del Rey, CA

Questions about the Explicit Direct Instruction Training?

Do you have questions about this service? Or are you ready to schedule a conference call to discuss a EDI training for your school or district?

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

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

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

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