Literacy In Action Professional Development Series
January 18-February 15
The Upstate PDRC and the Long Island PDRC, in collaborative partnership, are pleased to offer our newest series,
Literacy In Action: Research-Based Practices for School Leaders and Teachers.
WHAT WILL SCHOOL LEADERS TAKE AWAY FROM THIS SERIES?
Observation tools that move teacher practice.
Structures for running meetings that increase teacher efficacy and student outcomes.
Data-based professional development plan for continuing this work in their school.
WHAT WILL TEACHERS TAKE AWAY FROM THIS SERIES?
Latest research on reading development in the brain.
Classroom routines that increase reading achievement.
Strategies to quickly identify and support struggling readers.
Network of teacher colleagues across the state for continued.
Session 1: Reading and the Brain: Implications for Teaching & Learning
We will explore how
learning to read requires the development of both visual and language areas of the brain.
From Understanding Sounds to Understanding Complex Text
Participants will learn about the 5 pillars of reading, the introduction of phonics in early years, and the development of reading from K-12.
Session 3: Evidence-Based Practices for Greater Results
We will look at
teaching strategies that are proven to have a high impact on student learning, and explore explicit, direct instruction as a proven and highly effective approach to lesson design and delivery.
Session 4: Literacy Strategies for Higher Order Thinking
Participants will assess different strategies for different levels of learning, and will develop activities for building background knowledge - an essential component of reading comprehension.
When Students Might Need Something Different
We will explore
small group strategies,
Pre-referral interventions, and accommodations for students of concern.