Pre-service candidates will develop a common framework of instructional practices that highlight 10 effective evidence-based strategies for increasing student achievement through a series of 3 online Instructional Strategy Lessons for Educators Series (ISLES) modules.
Three modules based on declarative, procedural, and conditional knowledge were developed and imbedded into introductory courses, methods courses, and advanced courses. The final module, ISLES 3, requires teacher candidates to plan, instruct, and assess a lesson that includes use of ISLES strategies. Critical reflection then occurs with faculty.
The ISLES framework provides a finite set of instructional strategies to use when working with novice teacher candidates. The modules allow teacher candidates to build their knowledge of the instructional strategies as they progress through the program. The establishment of a common language in high leverage practices is critical in developing expertise in novice teacher candidates.
|Teacher Education Program||Spring 2011||Fall 2011||Spring 2012||Fall 2012||Spring 2013||Fall 2013||Spring 2014||Fall 2014||Spring 2015||Fall 2015||Spring 2016|
|Birth thru Kindergarten Education|
|Family and Consumer Sciences Education|
|Foreign Languages Education|
|History/Social Studies Education|
|School Health Education|
|Middle Grades Education|
|Original Language||Current Language|
|Red||Problem Analysis||Squishy Pilot|
|Gold||Prototype Design||Formal Pilot|
|Green||Field Test and Iterative Refinement||Refinement & Expansion|
|Blue||Summative Evaluation||Scale Up|
|Purple||Component Adoption with Evaluation Monitoring||Impact and Reflective Studies|
As ISLES modules are fully embedded in coursework, faculty will continue to integrate the materials and resources in the ISLES modules more explicitly.