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Special Edition 2018 Calendar Featuring Paintings by Zig Engelmann Available!

For the past 20 years, creator of DI and senior author of the DI programs Zig Engelmann, has produced a calendar featuring a sampling of his watercolor paintings to give to his friends and associates. This year, to celebrate that 20 year landmark, he is making the calendar available to you! Each month features one of his paintings, taken from scenes primarily in Oregon. When asked about his paintings, Zig says, "I try and make them as realistic as possible. I want people to look at them and be able to feel like they are really there."

Copies of the calendar are only $23.95 each, which includes postage. Click here to order your copy.

NIFDI Video In-Services Released!

The NIFDI video in-services are designed to support school leaders in charge of managing Direct Instruction (DI) implementations. Through the guidance of the videos, participants will view demonstrations and receive information by expert DI trainers. Participants will also practice the skills being taught and receive feedback from the facilitator, who will follow a facilitator's guide. In addition, these video in-services provide a model for district and building-level coaches, APIs (assistant principals of instruction) or building coordinators on how to sequence examples and focus on critical issues when training, as well as provide activities that promote mastery of the targeted skills.

These video in-services are very affordable ($39.95 each) and include all facilitator and participant material. A real bargain compared to hiring a consultant to come to your school. This library will expand and currently includes:

Critical Phrasing

(Run Time: 21 minutes, Total In-service time: Approximately 60 minutes)

How to Correct Discrimination Errors, Volume 1

(Run Time: 45 minutes, Total In-service Time: Approximately 96 minutes)

How to Correct Discrimination Errors, Volume 2

(Run Time: 25 minutes, Total In-service Time: Approximately 96 minutes)

Thermometer Chart Procedures

(Run Time: 20 minutes, Total In-service Time: Approximately 25 minutes)

Click here for ordering information and a complete description of the contents of each in-service.

Theory of Instruction Print Text Available for Preorder

A revised edition with updated layout, new introduction from Zig and Doug, and updated subject index of Siegfried Engelmann and Doug Carnine's classic text, Theory of Instruction: Principles and Applications, is available for preorder in the NIFDI Store.

In this book, Engelmann and Carnine describe the theory underlying the development of Direct Instruction curriculums. The authors not only spell out in detail the scientific and logical basis on which their theory is based, but provide a multitude of in-depth descriptions and guidelines for applying this theory to a wide range of curricula.

This book will help the reader understand why the Direct Instruction programs authored by Engelmann and his colleagues have proven uniquely effective with students from all social and economic backgrounds, and how the guidelines based on the theory can be applied to a wide range of instructional challenges, from designing curricula for disadvantaged preschoolers to teaching algebraic concepts to older students.

Participate in our Charter School Questionnaire

The National Institute for Direct Instruction is exploring starting a Direct Instruction Charter School special interest group. Activities of the group may include access to template documents for school formation, sharing of training materials, networking at national and regional conferences, and more. Your responses to this short survey will help us gauge the interest and need for such a group. Please feel free to pass the link to this 9 question survey and look for additional information in upcoming postings in the NIFDI News! Click here to participate in the survey.

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