The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model (4 hrs)

(4 Hours) This review of the gradual release model of instruction focuses on learning strategies for the instructor, whole group, peer groups, and individual student to utilize in a classroom. The course reviews the method of gradual release as a structural plan for the course and provides activities and strategies that can be used to fully incorporate the model into the classroom.


Course Guiding Question:

How can the gradual release model be used to improve my instructional practices and increase student learning?

What You Will Learn In This Course:

  • The three parts of the gradual release model
  • How this model improves student performance
  • How to implement The Gradual Release Model in your classroom

Monique Carlisle, Instructor

B.S. Education
Applied Learning & Development
University of Texas at Austin
Experience & Credentials
Over 12 Years of Teaching Experience
Former Elementary-Level Teacher
Montessori Certification
G/T Student Performance &
Curriculum Trained
Experience With Students With Learning Disabilities

CPE Hours

At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 4 CPE hours. Model Teaching and Action Potential Learning is a Statewide, TEA (Texas Education Agency) approved provider for Continuing Professional Education credit. CPE# 902-391


Gradual Release Model Graphic Organizer


Implementation Observation Checklist


Gradual Release of Responsibility Model – Reference Model


Effectiveness Checklist

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