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Ch 8: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Instructional Approaches & Best Practices

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Watch engaging video lessons to strengthen your knowledge of instructional approaches and best practices for the classroom as you prepare to take the Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) assessment. Lesson quizzes and a chapter exam can gauge your readiness to take the test.

Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult: Instructional Approaches & Best Practices - Chapter Summary

The short video lessons in this chapter can help you brush up on different types of instructional approaches and strategies as you get ready for the Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) assessment. You can use the lessons to address the following on the exam:

  • Defining direct, discovery and differentiated instruction
  • Analyzing scaffolding instruction
  • Examining expository approaches to instruction
  • Understanding how to make modifications for special education students
  • Explaining special education procedural safeguards
  • Describing strategies for teaching ELL students
  • Understanding how to use technology in the classroom

Instructors in the video lessons offer methods and definitions that can help you successfully address these topics on the assessment. You can view and review the videos at a pace that benefits you, helping you to fully comprehend the materials as you prepare for the exam.

Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult: Instructional Approaches & Best Practices Chapter Objectives

The Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult (7-12) assessment is designed to gauge your professional knowledge of students in adolescence to young adulthood and determine if you're qualified to secure your educator license in Ohio. The topics covered in this Ohio APK Adolescence to Young Adult: Instructional Approaches & Best Practices chapter are found in the assessment, instruction and the learning environment portion of the exam, which constitutes 50% of the total test; 40% of the multiple-choice questions and 10% for a written assignment. The self-assessment quiz found with each lesson gauges how well you understand the information covered in the exam. It can also help you prepare for the multiples-choice questions you will see on test day.

15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Assessment of Professional Knowledge: Instructional Approaches & Best Practices
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

1. Direct Instruction & Discovery Instruction: Definition & Differences

Two of the most popular teaching strategies are direct instruction and discovery instruction, which are frequently discussed in contrast with each other. In this lesson, we define each type of instruction and discuss the differences between the two.

What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities

2. What Is Differentiated Instruction? - Examples, Definition & Activities

This lesson explores the concept of differentiated instruction and how this approach to teaching takes into account the differences between learners and modifies instruction to meet the needs of all students. After completing the lesson, take the short quiz that follows.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

3. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

What Is Scaffolding Instruction?

4. What Is Scaffolding Instruction?

Scaffolding instruction is an incredibly important technique to use when teaching. This lesson will introduce you to scaffolding and provide some examples to give a clear picture of this technique at work.

Expository Approaches to Instruction

5. Expository Approaches to Instruction

Good expository instruction goes beyond just giving information to students. In this lesson, we describe effective expository instruction and how it is used to structure lessons in a way that optimizes learning.

Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

6. Questioning Techniques in the Classroom

This lesson will highlight various questioning techniques that can be used in the classroom to promote critical thinking. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Modifications for Special Education Students: Definition & Checklist

7. Modifications for Special Education Students: Definition & Checklist

This lesson explains the difference between accommodations and modifications. A list of modifications is also provided. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Accommodations for Special Education Students

8. Accommodations for Special Education Students

Explore what accommodations for special education students are, how they are determined, and how they are implemented. Learn how accommodations differ from modification.

Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation

9. Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation

IDEA regulations include a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities, their parents, and the involved agencies. This lesson explores the most important safeguards afforded to families under IDEA.

Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

10. Strategies for Teaching ELL Students

This lesson will highlight strategies that can be used to help English Language Learners in the classroom, such as the use of pictures and small groups. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge of methods for teaching ELL students.

Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach

11. Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach

In this lesson, you'll learn about the cognitive academic language learning approach, a method used to help English language learners gain academic fluency in English. Terms are defined, an example is provided, and a short quiz follows.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

12. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

Using Technology in the Classroom

13. Using Technology in the Classroom

Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.

Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

14. Technology in the Classroom: Advantages & Disadvantages

Teachers in today's schools need to be aware of the uses of educational technology. This lesson explains both the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.

Effects of Technology in the Classroom

15. Effects of Technology in the Classroom

In this lesson, you will explore how technology provides effectiveness in the classroom setting. Be prepared to embrace how teachers and students are learning with the use of technology!

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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