Good news - approximately 90-95% of all K-3 students can achieve literacy skills at or approaching grade level! Bad news - it takes approximately 17 years to turn 14% of original research into practice for the benefit of students. In this course, district and school-level instructional leaders will be provided with the scientifically based knowledge and tools needed to close the research-to-practice gap.
DELIVERY: This multi-day professional learning opportunity will include Online AND Face-to-Face sessions with assignments to complete between sessions:
Session 1 (Virtual): Back-to-School: Reading Simulation - March 6th, 2023 (Complete Pre-Assignments)
Prepare to be fully engaged with your web camera and mic on through this immersive, interactive reading experience.
After the session you will have from March 7-May 1st, 2023 to complete the following:
Sessions 2-3 (Face-to-Face): How the Brain Learns to Read and the Implications for Reading Instruction and Assessment -
April 3rd-4th, 2023 (May 1st-2nd, 2023)
Learn about the last five decades of research that allow educators to assess, teach, and improve student outcomes through prevention of reading difficulties.
After the session you will have from April 5-May 8, 2023 to complete the following:
Session 4 (Virtual): Capstone - May 8th, 2023
Each participant will share the results of their data analysis and classroom observation(s). What next step(s) will you take in your building? Be prepared to share for 5 minutes.
AUDIENCE: Curriculum Directors, Higher Education, Instructional Coach, Elementary Principal, School Psychologist, Special Education
CREDIT: 1 graduate credit through VCSU is available for individuals who attend all required sessions, complete all required assignments, and submit the credit application fee.
COST: $50 per person
Face-to-Face Location: 3803 13th Ave S. Fargo, ND
Holiday Inn- Across from the West Acres Mall
Virtual: Zoom links will be sent out prior to each session.
This multi-day series has sessions delivered face-to-face and virtually:
|Session 1 (Virtual)||March 6th, 2023||10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Zoom|
|Session 2 (Face-to-Face)|
May 1st, 2023
|9:30 AM - 4:00 PM||Fargo, ND|
|Session 3 (Face-to-Face)|
May 2nd, 2023
|9:30 AM - 3:00 PM||Fargo, ND|
|Session 4 (Virtual)||May 8th, 2023||10:00 AM - 11:30 AM||Zoom|
All sessions are listed in Central Time.