Participants in this two-day course will learn how to assist struggling readers at the secondary level through concentrating on 3 essential elements: curriculum-what we teach, instruction-how we teach, and assessment-data needed to guide the process. A large portion of the course will be designated to diagnosing student reading needs and how to match those needs with appropriate instructional strategies.
Participants will be able to
•Identify how course content supports the application of an MTSS framework
•Determine how to identify potential struggling readers within an early warning system
•Establish assessments necessary to obtain diagnostic information critical to matching instructional needs.
•Apply instructional strategies to meet student needs.
Site facilitators will guide participants in Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Minot, and Rugby locations while a remote instructor delivers series content.
6-12 Classroom Teachers, Title Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Coaches, Administrators, Educators that wish to improve outcomes for all students in the area of reading
(Optional) 1 credit available through Valley City State University.
Bismarck: Nov. 7 - Ramada (1400 East Interchange Ave), Jan. 23 - Career Academy (1221 College Dr, Bismarck)
Devils Lake: Nov. 7 & Jan. 23. - Lake Region State College, Chautauqua Gallery Room (1801 College Dr. N., Devils Lake)
Dickinson: Nov. 7 & Jan. 23 - Dickinson Middle School, Forum Room (2675 21st St W, Dickinson)
Minot: Nov. 7 & Jan. 23 - Annex (600 17th Ave SE, Minot) OR Grand Hotel (1505 N Broadway, Minot) TBD based on participant count
Rugby: Nov. 7 & Jan. 23 - RHS Library (1123 South Main, Rugby)
Session 1: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Session 2: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (both days)