About course

Summary:

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.

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.




Syllabus

In Module 1, you'll begin reflecting on current practices and student make-up to identify commonalities.



1 Video, 1 Quiz

In Module 2, we will:

  • Discuss common barriers and ways to help students persist
  • Introduce ELA vocabulary-based instructional strategies

Module 2 Assignment:

  • View the Module 2 video (The video must be watched in its entirety for the quiz to unlock. You'll now be taken to your home dashboard when the video finishes.)
  • Complete the Module 2 assignment: Use an article from CommonLit.org and one of the vocabulary strategies in a lesson this week. Identify the Tier 2 vocab words in the article via Achieve the Core's Academic Word Finder. 
  • After teaching your lesson, complete the Module 2 Assignment, describing your lesson and reflecting on the process.


1 Video, 1 Quiz

In Module 3, we will:

  • Reflect on staff activities for Module 2
  • Introduce math instructional strategies for NRS Level 3 students

Module 3 Assignment:

  • View the Module 3 video (The video must be watched in its entirety for the assignment to unlock.)
  • Establish math norms with students and hang up posters in Course Materials

  • Use the My Favorite No activity with your class this week

  • After doing so, complete the Module 3 Assignment 

  • Check out the Teaching Channel video and  https://www.youcubed.org/resource/posters/ for good stuff!



1 Video, 1 Quiz

In Module 4, we will

  • Introduce quality/vetted resources to enhance ELA and math instruction
  • Outline strategies for continuing momentum
  • Reflect on student goal-setting practices

Module 4 Assignment:

  • View the Module 4 video (The video must be watched in its entirety for the assignment to unlock.)
  • Complete the Module 4 assignment
  • Complete the post-assessment
  • Download your certificate of completion.


1 Video, 2 Quiz

FAQs

Great question! Susan Roberts of SCR Consulting has trained thousands of adult educators across the country through engaging in-person workshops and seminars on a variety of adult education practices. Using her knowledge of what works and what doesn’t, she utilizes research-based, practical approaches to introducing the same content effectively in an online environment. Rather than simply reading text on a screen, SCR Academy courses utilize module videos with Susan as your guide as you journey through the content. Project-based learning activities bring the concepts into the classroom with guidance from SCR Academy facilitators along the way.
Upon payment—either by your agency’s provided enrollment key or through credit card—you will be enrolled in the course. You’ll start by taking the pre-assessment—an informal quiz to test your knowledge about the course content. Then, the first module will unlock for you to begin work.
A new module will unlock each week, but only if you have completed the module before it. While the courses are self-paced, your agency and SCR Academy may have parameters in place for a completion timeline. Long periods of inactivity may result in your deactivation from the course.
A certificate of completion will generate when you have completed all course requirements. You must download and/or print the certificate as proof of your completion.
Within the course, navigate to the Technical Support tab on the right side of the screen. Otherwise, you can always email Susan: susan@scr.consulting.

Course Tutorial Video