Providing Instructional Supports: Facilitating Mastery of New Skills
In this module, you learned about several different approaches to instructional scaffolding and how to use them. Specifically, you learned about:
- Content scaffolding
- Task scaffolding
- Material scaffolding
Robert Reid, who developed the content in this module, has written extensively about scaffolding and strategies instruction. Click to hear him summarize the instructional scaffolding process. As Dr. Reid discussed, instructional scaffolding is a way to achieve instructional goals. Furthermore, teachers can use it across grade levels and in combination with any academic task. Naturally, the type of scaffolding will vary depending on the needs of the student (time: 0:59).
Robert Reid, PhD
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Revisiting Initial Thoughts
Think back to your responses to the Initial Thoughts questions at the beginning of this module. After working through the Perspectives & Resources, do you still agree with those responses? If not, what aspects about them would you change?
If you were Ms. Price, what could you do to help your students when they struggle with a task?
How might Ms. Price provide help to meet the individual needs of all her students, including those with disabilities?
When you are ready, proceed to the Assessment section.