with Anita Archer –
February 18, March 11 & 25, 2015 –
We often put a good deal of planning for initial instruction on critical information, only to be disappointed when students can’t remember, use, transfer or retain the information. The answers: effective instruction and practice. This webinar will address the research on academic practice and the following topics:
- Importance of practice: Retention, Transfer, Use
- Scheduling: Initial practice, Distributed practice, and Cumulative review
- Contributions of cognitive psychology research: Retrieval Practice, Spaced Practice, Mixed Practice
- Variety of practice modes: Paper and pencil, partner routines, computer-based, whole group practice; games
- Feedback: Oral/written, teacher/partner/team/self
- Feedback: Within lessons, between lessons, over time
- Routines: Completing, grading, gaining assistance, etc.
- Automaticity: Passage reading, math facts, handwriting or keyboarding, spelling, etc.