Module 7: Tiered Instruction

Learning Objectives

After completing the module and accompanying activities, you will be able to:
  • Describe effective tiered instruction related to social emotional development and academic learning for use with young children in early care and education programs.
  • Use a decision-making process to help integrate various sources of evidence and determine whether tiered instruction could be used to promote positive behaviors and academic learning in young children in early care and education programs.

Module Dashboard

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In Step 1 you will hear and read about perspectives on a practice dilemma.  The dilemma is about teachers wondering about the use of tiered instruction in their classrooms as a way to improve social emotional development and academic learning.

In Step 2 you will turn the dilemma about tiered instruction into an answerable question to help guide the search for evidence on the use of tiered instruction.

In Step 3 you will consider the following key sources of evidence about tiered instruction. First you will learn about the research related to tiered instruction. Then tiered instruction will be defined and further explained with examples and activities. Last, you will learn about policy guidelines and experience-based knowledge related to tiered instruction for social emotional development and academic learning.

 In Step 4 you will integrate sources of evidence, different perspectives, and contexts unique to the dilemma in Step 1 to make an informed decision.

In Step 5 you will review ways to evaluate the use of tiered instruction.