About the Project
The Embedded Instruction grant connects the Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP, 2015) assessment to curriculum and instructional practices to strengthen the relationship between assessment and instruction and provides planned and intentional instructional practices for children with disabilities. Local educational agencies (LEAs) within California will work with experts and researchers in the area of embedded instruction to pilot these techniques and practices in their local early childhood programs.
Embedded instruction involves intentional teaching of individual child learning goals within the context of routine classroom activities, routines, and transitions. Prior research has found evidence that this approach can be effective with young children with varying disabilities, but it is not always implemented with fidelity.
As part of the project, participating teachers will engage in a series of workshops to learn about embedded instruction practices. This will be followed by a period of practice-based coaching and engagement in a online community of learners. Teachers will gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to use embedded instruction practices.
To learn more about about DRDP (2015) check out the Desired Results Access Project