Learn about instructional and programmatic strategies to increase student persistence and engagement, thus increasing MSGs.
Audience: Classroom instructors and Program Leaders
The course format is asynchronous in nature, meaning you complete the course at your own pace. You’ll be able to look back at previous modules any time you’d like, and of course you can pause and re-watch any portions of the videos as needed. The video must be watched in its entirety for the quiz to unlock. If you need to exit the video before completed, click "SAVE VIDEO PROGRESS" before exiting the video to pick back up at the same place next time you log in.
All materials referenced in this course are in the Course Materials folder.
Each module, you’ll view the module video and then complete a module assignment, and responses will be reviewed on a regular basis by the facilitator. You may review facilitator comments by clicking on past module assignments. A facilitator dashboard keeps us updated on your progress, and if you’re taking the course as part of your agency’s professional development requirements, your agency will be informed of your status on a regular basis.
Please note that you will be logged out of the course after a period of inactivity. This includes the Assignment screens. It is advised that you type your responses into a Word doc and then copy/paste into the assessment to ensure you don't lose your work.
If you encounter an issue at any point, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right-hand side of the screen within the course.
Module 1 – Introduction to Learner Persistence and Engagement:
Learning: Participants view the introductory video in Module 1 of the course and follow up with a discussion and examination of programmatic data as pertinent. Participants begin to reflect on possible contributions to lack of MSGs via the lens of persistence/engagement.
Application and Support: Participants each complete the Critical Conversations-based data form and upload to the course portal. SCR Consulting aggregates responses and provides feedback for programmatic way forward.
Module 2 –Learner Persistence and Engagement: English/Language Arts Classroom Strategies
Learning: Debrief of participant feedback from Module 1 activity. Participants view the Module 2 video which discusses the importance of Evidence-Based Reading Instruction as a means to ensure students’ understanding of what they read to enhance persistence. Emphasis on TABE 11/12 demands for vocabulary is also embedded.
Application and Support: Participants apply various Tier 2 vocabulary strategies in class this week and complete the Module 2 reflection after doing so and submit for coach review.
Module 3 – Learner Persistence and Engagement: Mathematics Classroom Strategies
Learning: Debrief of participant feedback from Module 2 activity. Participants view the Module 3 video which discusses the importance of productive struggle in math classrooms as a means to enhance persistence. Emphasis on TABE 11/12 mathematical content emphasis is also embedded.
Application and Support: Participants apply various productive struggle strategies and shifts in class this week and complete the Module 3 reflection after doing so and submit for coach review.
Module 4 – Learner Persistence and Engagement: Student Goal-Setting and Further Resources for Increasing Learner Persistence and Engagement
Learning: Debrief of participant feedback from Module 3 activity. Participants view the Module 4 video which discusses the strategies for student goal-setting and additional resources for enhancing student MSGs via persistence and engagement.
Application and Support: Participants utilize provided barrier-buster and goal-setting templates with students in a lesson this week and complete the Module 4 reflection after doing so and submit for coach review.
Module 5 -- Blended Learning Tools and Tips
Learning: Participants view the Module 5 video which discusses tools and tips to translate learned activities/techniques to the blended/online classroom.
Application and Support: Participants try a few of the suggested strategies for Module 5.