Canter Curriculum: Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies

Instructional Strategies Courses
Classroom instruction that will meet the needs of all learners and ensure their success in meeting today’s high standards requires professional knowledge and careful planning. Canter offers a variety of courses on instructional strategies that will help you make well-informed instructional decisions and maximize learning for all students.

Whether you’re interested in learning how to differentiate instruction, build a repertoire of teaching strategies, or work more successfully with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, these distance-learning education courses provide you with research-based strategies presented on video by leading experts and video classroom demonstrations that show teaching strategy implemented in real classrooms.

Canter’s self-paced model allows you to schedule your professional learning around your busy schedule, in the convenience of your own home or school.

  • Building Your Repertoire of Teaching Strategies (Grades K–12)
    Different types of learning goals require different types of instructional strategies. This course introduces four models of learning and presents several versatile strategies within each model to equip you with a repertoire of teaching strategies that you can use purposefully and successfully in any grade level or subject area.
  • Differentiating Instruction for Student Success (Grades K–12)
    Though capable of achieving at high levels, many students flounder because of a one-size-fits-all approach to instruction. Differentiating your instruction when teaching students creates new pathways for learning so that every student can be successful. This class features differentiation guru Carol Ann Tomlinson, who presents practical strategies for effectively differentiating your instruction.
  • Differentiation in the Mathematics Classroom (Grades 6–12)
    In this graduate course, you’ll learn how to apply grade-appropriate, differentiated instruction methods to provide students with multiple paths to understanding content. Through these strategies, you’ll learn to help students master fundamental skills and concepts, internalize content, visualize key concepts, and collaborate to solve problems.
  • Helping Students Become Self-Directed Learners® (Grades K–12)
    Imagine if your students could become enthusiastic, self-responsible learners who do not need constant assistance and monitoring. This inspiring course gives you strategies for self-directed learning by developing “habits of mind” or “intelligent behaviors” in students, in yourself, and in others throughout the school community.
  • Learning Differences: Effective Teaching With Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences® (Grades K–12)
    Your students are individuals who prefer different ways of thinking, learning, and showing what they know and understand. This course helps you respond to diverse learning styles, preferences, and intelligences with strategies you can use immediately to build on students’ strengths while further developing other modes of learning.
  • Math: Teaching for Understanding (Grades K–6)
    All students can be more successful in math by gaining conceptual understanding rather than relying solely on rote memory and procedures. This course presents strategies for developing students’ mathematical thinking and proficiencies in critical math content areas, while increasing your own understanding of fundamental mathematics.
  • Meeting the Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (Grades K–12)
    As classrooms become more culturally and linguistically diverse, you need to understand how to create rich learning opportunities for all learners in your classroom community. This course helps increase your awareness of the complex influences that culture, language, and life experiences have on your learners. Through exploration of your own perspectives on cultural and linguistic diversity, you will discover resources and strategies that promote achievement for all students.
  • Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities: Strategies for Success (Grades K–6)
    Students with learning disabilities need instruction that will help them succeed in school and in life. This course will help you better understand the types and characteristics of learning disabilities and increase your professional skills regarding the referral process, RTI, collaboration, differentiation, strategy instruction, reading interventions, organization and study skills, behavioral supports, and transition planning.
  • The Adolescent Brain™ (Grades 6–12)
    Adolescence is a unique time for brain development and function. This course will help you understand fascinating changes occurring in the adolescent brain and give you practical, brain-compatible teaching strategies to promote more effective thinking and learning in middle- and secondary-level students.

Related Instructional Strategies courses

  • Designing Curriculum and Instruction With the Learner in Mind (Grades K–12)
    In today’s standards-based environment, all students are expected to meet the same high standards, regardless of their learning differences. This teacher education class offers a practical process for designing effective standards-based curriculum and instruction. Learn to turn standards into powerful learning experiences, employ research-based instructional strategies that help increase student achievement, and use differentiation to provide pathways for all students to achieve at high levels.
  • Including Students With Special Needs: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Grades K–12)
    As general education classrooms become increasingly inclusive, you must become more adept at designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment that will meet the needs of all students. In this distance-education class, you will learn how to include accommodations, modifications, content enhancements, learning strategies, digital technologies, and behavioral supports in your teaching practice to ensure that your students with special needs can learn successfully alongside their grade-level peers.

Distance Education for Teachers
Canter’s distance-learning approach helps teachers across the country invest in their own education. Working at your own pace, you can develop new skills to help improve your daily professional performance. Every Canter course features experts who share their experience and research in their own words via DVD (print & DVD format) or streaming video (online format).

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