The New Classroom Instruction That Works

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  • ESC Region 13
  • $299

Join Tonia Gibson and Kris Rouleau—co-authors of The New Classroom Instruction That Works—for this two-day professional learning event to gain expertise and insights on evidence-based teaching strategies you can use in your classroom to help students make bigger gains in their learning.

In this interactive, learner-centered session, participants will learn about:

  • 14 strategies for best first instruction that multiple research studies show have the strongest connections to higher levels of student learning and success--and work in diverse school settings for students of all backgrounds. You'll learn when, why, and how to use these practices to help your students learn more.
  • A learning model leveraging principles from cognitive science to help you spark students' interest and motivation for learning, deepen their understanding, and expand and apply their knowledge to new contexts and situations.
  • Classroom-ready tools and learning activities aligned with research that you can use with your students.
  • Strategies to plan for learning, with dedicated time and coaching to help you process and apply the strategies contextualized to your classroom goals and needs.

Learn how you can leverage curiosity throughout the three stages of memory to engage and sustain student interest and motivation in learning. You'll also explore a brain-based learning model to be increasingly intentional about how you plan for learning based on where students are in the learning process.

Throughout the event, you'll experience professional learning using the same evidence-based practices and learning model that you will learn about so that you better understand how using these practices at just the right time supports learning.

All participants will receive a copy of The New Classroom Instruction That Works, co-published by ASCD and McREL.


Designed for: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches and mentors, principals and assistant principals, central office PD and instruction leaders.

Small group format: This 2-day session will be capped at 70 registrants in order to maximize participant engagement and to allow for contextualized conversations and guidance.

Registration fee: $299 per person. Includes materials, lunch, and refreshments.

Additional discounts available for teams of 3 or more people registering together (contact to receive discount code).