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Instructional Planning

Instructional planning includes not only planning what students will learn, but how they will learn it.

Planning should include both short-term goals and long-term goals, and for students with exceptionalities, should address the goals on their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Instructional plans may include considerations of academic content, assistive or augmentative technology needs, scaffolded supports, specific teaching strategies, and adaptations of or modifications to content.

When delivered with fidelity, well-planned instruction is designed to maximize academic learning time, actively engage learners in meaningful activities, and emphasize proactive and positive approaches across tiers of instructional intensity.

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