Professional Learning, Strategies, and Ideas for Educators

Professional Learning

NIET Rubric Companion for Virtual Instruction

Planning Guide and Considerations for 2020-21 School Year

New Curriculum Report: Connecting What to Teach to How to Teach It

Free NIET Learning Modules

  • Impactful Instructional Practices: Students Co-Constructing Success Criteria: Empowering Student Ownership of Learning. Teachers will learn how success criteria support student mastery and obtain ideas for co-constructing success criteria in daily lessons. In addition to video examples, the module provides tips for how to coach others and help students set expectations for success. NIET Senior Program Specialist Lindsey Parker developed a webinar to break down the concepts and demonstrate the practices with sample lessons.

  • Teacher Leadership: NIET Strategy Learning Module Series: Micro-Teaching. Teachers will receive a breakdown of the micro-teaching process: plan a short lesson, teach it to colleagues or a small group of students, then reflect on their teaching afterward. 

  • Impactful Instructional Practices: The Rubric Is Holistic: Make Them SQuiRM! Educators will be able to connect instructional content, questioning, academic feedback, thinking, and expectations. They will examine the NIET rubric through the thinking approaches of structuring, questioning, responding, and modeling − all to help students build on concepts they have started learning in the classroom.

  • Impactful Instructional Practices: The Rubric Is Holistic: Impact of Thinking & Problem Solving on Student Engagement. Teachers will continue learning the benefits of a cohesive rubric by expanding through the indicators of motivating students, activities and materials, thinking, problem-solving, and student work. By the end of the module, teachers will be able to articulate how this holistic view impacts planning, delivery, and assessment of a lesson, and adjust as needed – skills essential to working in a virtual setting. 

Free Classroom Lesson Videos for Teacher Preparation

  • NIET has released four videos of full-length classroom lessons that will help support the preparation of teachers, no matter where they are in their development. These videos, which demonstrate what high-quality classroom instruction can look like in a variety of different settings and grade levels, can help candidates reflect on their instructional practice and contribute to their overall growth.

Strategies and Ideas for Teachers

Strategies and Ideas for Administrators