The ASSURE Model



Q: What is the ASSURE Model?
A: The ASSURE Model is an instructional guide for planning and conducting lessons that aim to integrate media and technology while focusing on the learner's needs. This model is based on six classroom procedures that Analyze Learners, State Objectives, Select Methods, Media, and Materials, Utilize Media and Materials, Require Learner Participation, and Evaluate and Revise.
1: Analyze Learners:
  • General character
  • Specific entry competencies
  • Learning Style
2. State Objectives:
  • Learning outcomes
  • Conditions of performance
  • Degree of acceptable performance
3. Select Methods, Media, and Materials:
  • Select available materials
  • Modify existing materials
  • Design new materials
4. Utilize Media and Materials:
  • Preview the materials
  • Prepare the materials, environment
  • Provide the learning experience
5. Require Learner Participation:
  • In-class and follow-up activities so learner can process the information
6. Evaluate and Revise:
  • Before, during and after instruction
  • Assess learner, media methods
Q: How to implement the ASSURE model in the classroom?
  1. 1. Analyze Learner:
General Characteristics:
8th Grade Students (13-15 years of age)
  • No known learning disabilities among the students;
  • Cultural diversity present;
  • From various Socioeconomic Environments;
Entry Competencies:
Learning Styles:
  • Conducting a research using search engines and the Internet;
  • Keyboarding;
  • Using MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, RealPlayer software, tape recorder and LCD projector;
  • Plagiarism and copyright guidelines;
  • Citing resources using APA guidelines;
  • Average reading comprehension level of 7.5 ;
  • Most learn best in cooperative team settings;
  • Most do not test well on paper-and-pencil assessments
  1. 1. State Objectives:
  • Students will read book.
  • Students will collaborate in teams of four an conduct the interviews.
  • Students will use the Internet to gather additional information.
  • Students will analyze and identify flaws in the character(s).
  • They will choose a character to interview from the book and write their answers in a journal.
  • Students will prepare individual reports based on the information they generated from conducting the interviews and observations.
  • Students will write their reports using the APA format.
  • Students will present their work using MS PowerPoint. The presentation will include 12 slides, photos, animation, transitions, proper spelling, including an overview of the book and the conducted interviews with the different characters from the book.
  • Students will present their work by organizing it according to the evaluation rubric.
  1. 2. Select Methods, Media, and Materials:
  • Method: Large-group instruction;
  • Media: Lesson will begin with the use of a LCD projector and a large screen to introduce the activities;
  • Computer laboratory available, so that the students can access MSWord, and MS PowerPoint. Also they will use the Internet to sent their work to me and do any additional research that might be needed.
  • Using MSWord I will create a set of handouts so that each student will have the interview questions, the final paper guidelines, the final project requirements, and rubrics for the individual report.
  1. 3. Utilize Media and Materials:
Preview the Materials:
  • I will preview all the websites under the resource section;
  • I will also preview the PowerPoint presentations and written reports produced by the students before allowing them to be presented before the class;
Prepare the Materials:
  • I will prepare handouts and rubrics using MSWord software. I will make sure that the necessary equipment is working and accessible for the students to use.
  • The equipment available will be available in the classroom: computers, projector, and a large screen.
Prepare the Learners
  • I will present the overall plan and objectives for the lesson. Each student receives a handout and a rubric.
  • I will conduct a class discussion on each one of the evaluations guidelines using the large screen projector and my laptop.
  • I will quickly remind the students about plagiarism, copyright issues, and the importance of citing sources using APA style.
  1. 4. Require Learner Participation:
  • At the beginning of the lesson, students will be provided with a mini white board and a marker to answer questions regarding the book.
  • Purpose: to check for comprehension, to review, and warm-up for the interviews;
  • After each student answers the questions on their individual white board, they will hold them up for me to check their answers. This would allow me to see which student has answered correctly and who needs more review or to reread the book/story.
  • After the review, I will pass out a copy of the questions asked with the answers missing to help the students in their upcoming written report.
  • I will display the evaluation rubric for the written report and the power point.
  • Students will utilize the computer lab to make their individual reports and to create a presentation.
  1. 5. Evaluate and Revise:
  • To evaluate students’ knowledge of the book/topic/theme:
  • Assessment of Learner Achievement:
  • Individual Interview and Written Report
  • PowerPoint Presentation
    • Evaluation of Overall Instruction
    • At the end, the students will evaluate their work so that I can revise and improve the instructional lesson plan. I will evaluate the student objectives listed for the particular unit.
  • Sources:
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