- Diverse Learner Courses
- Supporting Struggling Students with Rigorous Instruction
In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to support struggling students without sacrificing rigor. Presenter Dr. Robyn R. Jackson begins by helping educators understand why students struggle. From there, you will learn specific strategies for supporting students. These include acceleration strategies designed to prevent students from struggling in the first place, progressive intervention strategies that directly address sources of student struggle and quickly get struggling students back on track, and remediation strategies that target specific areas of difficulty and prepare students for summative assessments. Dr. Jackson introduces participants to the four stages of rigorous learning—acquisition, application, assimilation, and adaptation—and will show you how to support students through each stage. You will learn specific instructional and support strategies for increasing students' capacity to engage in rigorous learning experiences, ways to increase the rigor of their own courses, and assessment strategies that extend students' rigorous learning throughout the unit. Finally, you will develop a proactive intervention plan that supports students’ rigorous learning before the lesson, during learning, and through the summative assessment.