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Shifting Instruction with the Five Core Practices


Course Description

Are your students College and Career Ready?  Bring College and Career Standards to life in your classroom.

Learn how to effectively implement College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) and prepare your students for success beyond graduation. Dr. Richard Nyankori and Dr. Michael Moody present the 5 Core Practices to help students love learning and foster curiosity of the world. This course focuses on teaching for mastery and putting these practices to use in your classroom. Hear from other teachers that have used the 5 Core Practices to promote deeper student thinking and reasoning, design CCRS-aligned instruction, and deliver high impact lessons in their classrooms.

This course includes videos of authentic classroom practice, a coach to provide personalized feedback, and flexibility to engage with the content on your schedule.


Shifting Instruction with the Five Core Practices

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Course Presenter

Dr. Michael Moody

Dr. Michael Moody, began his career as a middle school teacher in Oakland, California ready to change the world. And it didn’t take long for him to realize he had a tendency for working to disrupt the status quo in a field that is nothing if not “traditional.”

In the many years since that first day in the classroom, Dr. Moody has served as an elementary teacher, instructional coach, school leader, district administrator, and consultant. In each of these roles he aspired to maintain a keen focus on ensuring that all students have equitable access to educational outcomes that will enable them to lead their fullest lives.

Dr. Michael Moody co-founded Insight Education Group and Insight ADVANCE to bring that aspiration to life. Both organizations were founded on the premise that high-quality educators are the key to student success. And it is this belief that continues to inspire his work today.

With successes spanning from the implementation of nationwide educator support initiatives to serving as Chief Academic Advisor in D.C. Public Schools (Washington, DC), Dr. Moody has supported numerous school, district and state leaders in the development and implementation of initiatives to support (and measure) educator effectiveness. Always challenging the status quo, he works with education organizations on the design and implementation of educator support models that actually work.

Through effective design and implementation of professional learning models, as well as the use of EDTech to further increase the effectiveness of such models, Michael is determined to transform how educators are supported with the very lofty goal of providing every student in this country with instructional opportunities that will give them the foundation they need to both imagine their future and then achieve it – regardless of their race or socio-economic status.

Dr. Moody earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University, a master's degree in education with an emphasis on teaching and curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Southern California.

Partner Profile

Insight Education Group is an international educational consulting organization that works with education leaders to develop the strategy and confidence to lead bold and equitable change—and provides the wrap-around support to make change happen. Since 2000, we have supported schools, districts, charter management organizations and states through some of their largest challenges, including:

  • successfully turning around chronically under-performing schools through a variety of evidence-based school improvement supports,
  • training aspiring and current leaders to be strategic and get the right things done through leadership academies and executive coaching, and
  • helping to change the culture of teacher growth to one of trust through PLCs, professional development, and instructional coaching.

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