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Literacy In Action Professional Development Series
Tuesdays 3pm-4pm
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.

Session 2:
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.

Session 5:
When Students Might Need Something Different

We will explore 

classroom strategies, 

small group strategies, 

Pre-referral interventions, and accommodations for students of concern.

 


 

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