Toll Free
877.485.1973 | T: 541.485.1973 | F: 541.683.7543
 | P.O. Box 11248 | Eugene, OR 97440
Facebook footer  Tiwtter footer  LinkedIn footer  YouTube footer  Vimeo footer  Pinterest footer

NIFDI Offers 3 Virtual Academies!

NIFDI was forced to cancel the National Direct Instruction Conference, but there will still be some virtual trainings this summer. During the week of July 27-31, NIFDI will host 3 virtual training sessions.

  • Direct Instruction Coaching
  • Behavior Management Essentials
  • Administrative Leadership in a Direct Instruction School

These interactive sessions will run for 4 days, 3 hours a day. Registration and complete descriptions will be available the week of June 8th.

The training in these sessions is focused on skills and information used in the traditional, face-to- face context. However, there will be some information provided on how to make adjustments for the virtual, live setting.

Distance Learning Forums Available Online!

In April and May, NIFDI hosted three forums on Direct instruction and distance learning. A video of each of these is available on our website. The first forum, Structuring Your Distance Learning Classroom can be viewed by clicking here. The second, Delivering Direct Instruction in the Virtual Classroom can be viewed by clicking here. The final forum, Parent Involvement, Student Motivation and Engagement in Direct Instruction Distance Learning, can be viewed by clicking here.

Each of these forums runs about 60 minutes, and features 3 practitioners from around the country. The moderator posed a variety of questions to the panel, and viewers of the live events were able to have their questions answered. Once you have viewed them, let us know what you think, and if you have any additional questions we can help answer, by writing to !

NIFDI Releases New Resources to Support Distance Learning!

NIFDI has produced two short video demonstrations to help educators deliver DI lessons remotely. One shows how a Corrective Reading Decoding lesson would be taught in a distance learning setting and how a coach could interact with an instructor. It also includes detailed information on how to access McGraw-Hill's connectEd platform. (See below for information related to free access to student material at my.mheducation.com.) The other video is an example of teaching Reading Mastery. This also shows how a DI coach can support an instructor remotely.

Please watch these short 10-12-minute clips and give us feedback as to their usefulness. If you have suggestions for other videos that would be helpful, send them to us at !

McGraw-Hill Provides Free Access to DI Student Material!

In response to the Covid-19 virus, McGraw-Hill is giving free access to student textbooks for Reading Mastery and Connecting Math Concepts for the rest of the 2020 school year (end of May). To gain access go to https://my.mheducation.com

Log In - DIstudent2020

Password - DIstudent2020

Note: this is just for textbooks (not workbooks). Corrective Reading Decoding textbooks are not available.

If you do not have an online subscription to Connect Ed, you can purchase one for 80 dollars. It is good for one year and covers multiple programs. Contact your McGraw-Hill sales representative. Click here to search for your sales representative.

Module-Bottom-Button-A rev

Module-Bottom-Button-B rev

Module-Bottom-Button-C rev2

AmazonSmileModule 01