Student-Centered Approaches


This course provides an overview of student-centered approaches supported by research, including explicit instruction, universal design for learning (UDL), and the interconnected systems framework (ISF). Further, the course explores how these practices fit within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). This course is designed for teachers, staff, and administrators of PK-12 schools, as well as ESC staff; however, all learners are welcome.

After engaging in this course, learners should be able to do the following:

  • Define and describe explicit instruction
  • Define UDL and explain how it relates to MTSS
  • Describe ISF and explain how it relates to MTSS

This course is approved for 2 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours. Assessments of learner achievement of the objectives will include reflection/application activities, knowledge checks, and wrap-up questions. You will complete one lesson module at a time.