This explicit instruction training package is intended to support participants’ knowledge of explicit instruction and teachers’ abilities to effectively implement explicit instruction. Explicit instruction is a high leverage practice that has proven to be effective for special education students. Research has shown higher achievement results for students with disabilities in both reading and math after receiving explicit instruction. The Recognizing Effective Special Education Teachers (RESET) Explicit Instruction Rubric (EIR) is introduced as a general observation tool that aligns with best instructional practices for students with disabilities within this training. The accompanying activity in the Participant Packet allows participants to observe a lesson and determine where the instruction would fall on the rubric. The intention is that participants might utilize the rubric as a guide as they work to incorporate elements of explicit instruction into lesson planning and/or practice.