Sonoma County Office of Education

Diagnostic Center North - How to Design a Day of Effective Direct Instruction for Students with Significant Learning Needs

The design and implementation of instruction is the primary role of an effective teacher, who can impact student learning and success in the classroom. However, designing instruction that is effective and relevant for all students, when student ability and academic skills can vary widely, can be difficult! This workshop will present strategies for identifying how to group students for small group instruction, the important elements of direct instruction for all students, ideas for curriculum design, and tips for management and implementation of a well-designed educational day.

Participants will:

  • Learn the critical elements of effective direct instruction for students at varying levels of support.
  • Practice highly effective strategies for engaging all students in learning.
  • Understand how to create and manage staff, students, and instruction.
  • Create a plan for next steps in improving their classroom instruction practices.

When Wednesday, January 20, 2021
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Location Virtual
Presenter Tara Zomouse, M.Ed., BCBA, NCED, Behavior Analyst/Education Specialist
Cost Free
Audience Special Education Teachers teaching SDC classes, Special Education Administrators, Staff supporting instruction within the SDC classroom setting.
Registration closes 01/15/2021
Registration Amy Ahlstrom, 707 524 2756, Norma Leiva-Fernandez, 707-524-2752,
Questions Andrea Wells, 707 524 2764,

Online Registration is not available.