The 5Es Instructional Model: Effective Teaching in Limited Time


Concept by Cristina Salvatori

Secondary school teachers often face the challenge of engaging students effectively within limited one-hour class sessions.

This often leads to difficulties in maintaining student interest and delivering impactful lessons. The demand for practical and efficient teaching methods becomes crucial in addressing these challenges.

This course will introduce teachers to the powerful framework of the five “E”s:

  1. Engage
  2. Explore
  3. Explain
  4. Elaborate
  5. Evaluate

Throughout the week, participants will gain practical insights into applying this structured approach to teaching, enhancing their ability to create dynamic and effective lessons in concise one-hour sessions.

Every day will be divided into two parts: in the first part, the trainer will deliver 1-hour sessions on every E, exploring the importance of the element in an effecting learning session.

You will have the double benefit of learning more about these topics and observing the 5E framework in action.

In the second part of the day, we will work on making sure you have the tools you need to use the 5E framework in your lesson planning, exploring different and effective ways to use every E!

We will also explore how the latest Artificial intelligence tools can be an invaluable help for our new lesson planning strategy.

By the end of the course, participants will master the art of captivating students right from the beginning, infuse lessons with interactive and inquiry-based learning, deliver crystal-clear explanations, enrich content through diverse activities, and employ effective evaluation strategies.

These acquired competencies empower teachers not only to navigate the challenges of one-hour class sessions but also to elevate their overall teaching prowess.

They will also be confident in integrating Artificial intelligence into their lesson planning.

As a result, participants will leave the course with the confidence and skills needed to create engaging and impactful learning experiences for their students.

What is included

 Unmatched Support: full day chat assistance

 Fully Fundable: tailored on Erasmus+ budgets

 Flexibility Guaranteed: easy changes with minimal restrictions

 360° experience: from coffee breaks to cultural visits

 Post-Course Training: 100€ voucher on 40+ online courses

Learning Outcomes

The course will help the participants to:   

  • Understand and apply the five “E”s framework in practical ways, making 1-hour lessons more enjoyable and effective;
  • Create interesting and captivating lesson beginnings that grab students’ attention;
  • Use fun and interactive methods to make learning more exciting and involve students actively;
  • Master tools and techniques to help manage time and make sure that learning goals are reached in every 1-hour session;
  • Learn how to check if students understand the lessons and adjust teaching accordingly.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Engage

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external activities;
  • Icebreaker activities;
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • Engage: 1-hour learning session;
  • Explore different ways to engage students from the beginning of the lesson.

Day 2 – Explore

  • Explore: 1-hour learning session;
  • How to plan activities to foster students’ inquiries;
  • Some help from Artificial intelligence.

Day 3 – Explain

  • Explain: 1-hour learning session;
  • Best tools to deliver effective explanations and presentations;
  • How to use scaffolding to select how much content to present.

Day 4 – Elaborate

  • Elaborate: 1-hour learning session;
  • The importance of using the knowledge;
  • Design effective activities to put the new content into practice right away.

Day 5 – Evaluate 

  • Evaluate: 1-hour learning session;
  • Dynamic evaluation, peer evaluation, self-evaluation, rubric evaluation;
  • Choose the right evaluation tool for each session;
  • Some help from Artificial intelligence.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Dates and locations

= confirmed date


Price: 480€*


Price: 480€*


Price: 480€*

*A 60 € late registration fee will be applied if you register less than 8 weeks before the course start date.

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