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Literacy In Action Professional Development Series

THANK YOU to all who attended this PD series for 2022.

Please look out for more professional development in literacy opportunities coming soon!

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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