Instructor: Diane Jensen
Diane Jensen, MSE, serves as an Instructional Facilitator with Midwest Instructional Leadership Council (MILC). She has presented at state and national conferences and to school districts on topics including developing a Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework at the secondary level, differentiation, and best practices in instruction. Diane has completed Anita Archer's Explicit Instruction Trainer Academy and is a trainer of trainers in explicit instruction. With this background, the principles of explicit and systematic instruction serve as a foundation for her current work with educators. Diane is also an experienced special education teacher with over 28 years at the middle school and high school levels providing targeted and specific interventions in reading. She was also an Instructional Facilitator working with general education teachers to strengthen high yield instructional practices at the high school level. Diane is a Herb Kohl Fellowship Teaching Award recipient and has been actively involved in school-improvement initiatives at both the building and district levels.
Classes by this instructor
This course examines the complexity of reading instruction, focusing on the urgent need for proficient literacy skills among students; the core beliefs which serve as the foundation of reading instruction; and the importance of content area literacy, word study, and the "Five Big Ideas" in reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.October 1, 2017 to October 1, 2023