Instructional Practices

When Practice Makes Perfect Isn't Enough (i2043)


Description
Designing and assigning practice activities is an essential task for teachers, and we must take care to be intentional with the design and organization of each assignment given. Upon taking this course, you will uncover the difference between designing practice that encourages fluency versus practice that encourages retention. By the end of this micro-course, you will be able to choose the practice structure that best serves your purpose.

Course Author: Amanda Williamson

Content
  • Welcome!
  • A Teacher's Job is More than Just Teaching
  • It's Time to Question the Purpose Behind our Students' Practice
  • What are our assessments really ‘assessing’?
  • The Science of Forgetting
  • Be Masters of the IN and the OUT
  • What is the Purpose Behind our Practice?
  • Identify the Purpose Behind our Practice?
  • What is Blocked Practice?
  • Blocked Practice is our Most Common Practice
  • What is the Interleaved Practice Structure?
  • A Ticket to the Experts
  • A Word from the Experts
  • What Structures Do Your Assignments Follow?
  • Become Masters of Teaching for Long-Term Learning
  • Interleaved Practice Isn't Just for Math Class
  • Dr. Rohrer Discusses the Benefits of Interleaved Practice
  • Stepping Our Way from Blocked to Interleaved Practice
  • Take the First Step!
  • Wrap Up
  • Don't Let the Learning End Here
  • Share Your Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever