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Ch 11: Ohio APK Multi-Age: Instructional Approaches & Best Practices

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Let us help you prepare for Ohio APK Multi-Age exam questions on topics including differentiated instruction, adaptions for students with sensory challenges, and strategies for teaching English language learners (ELL). Our video lessons and quizzes allow you to study at your own pace.

Ohio APK Multi-Age: Instructional Approaches & Best Practices - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons offer a chance to reinforce your understanding of various types of instruction and how they should be utilized in the classroom. After reviewing our videos, you should be ready for Ohio APK Multi-Age exam questions on the following:

  • Differences between direct and discovery instruction
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Instruction for students with sensory challenges
  • Scaffolding instruction
  • Modifications for special education students
  • Strategies for teaching ELL students
  • Technology in the classroom

You can watch these lessons on a computer or mobile device as your schedule permits. Our instructors have designed them to be both informative and entertaining, filled with examples to clarify the topics being discussed.

Objectives of the Ohio APK Multi-Age: Instructional Approaches & Best Practices Chapter

The APK Multi-Age exam is a requirement for a teaching license in many subjects in Ohio. There are three domain areas on the exam. Exam questions on this chapter's topics are in the Assessment, Instruction, and the Learning Environment domain. The multiple-choice questions in this domain make up 40% of the total score. There is also a case study that accounts for an additional 10% of the total score.

The quizzes in each of our video lessons allow you to get experience in answering multiple-choice questions. They also let you gauge what you know and see where additional study may be required.

15 Lessons in Chapter 11: Ohio APK Multi-Age: 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.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

3. 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.

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.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

7. 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.

Modifications for Special Education Students: Definition & Checklist

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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.

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
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Practice Final Exam
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