The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model (Version 1.0)

(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

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

Resources Included in this Course

Gradual Release Model Graphic Organizer

Gradual Release of Responsibility Model – Reference Model

Course Curriculum

  • Gradual Release Section 1 – Introduction
    15 minutes
  • Gradual Release Section 1 – Lesson
    22 minutes
  • Gradual Release – Section 1-Quiz
    6 questions
  • Gradual Release Section 1 – Reflection
    Text Based
  • Gradual Release Section 2 – Lesson
    30 minutes
  • Gradual Release – Section 2-Quiz
    4 questions
  • Gradual Release Selection 2 – Reflection
  • Gradual Release Section 3 – Putting It All Together
    File Upload
  • Gradual Release – Applying What You Have Learned On Your Own
    10 minutes
  • Final Course Survey
    7 questions
  • Course Implementation Follow Up Request
    1 minutes
  • Submit Course
    1 minutes

About The Instructors

Monique Carlisle
B.S. Education
Applied Learning & Development
University of Texas at Austin
Experience & Credentials
Over 11 Years of Teaching Experience
Former Elementary-Level Teacher
Montessori Certification
G/T Student Performance &
Curriculum Trained
Experience With Students With Learning Disabilities

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