Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction (formally know as READing Foundations Academy):
NEW FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR: In an effort to increase application and sustainability of newly gained teacher knowledge from the training, CDE is offering the support of a consultant that will engage with schools and districts. In addition to the FOLI classes, the consultant will be available to meet with district leaders, school principals, coaches and teachers for data analysis sessions and classroom observations. Additional professional development for literacy coaches will also be available. Please review the form for further instructions.
WHO: All K-3 teachers, interventionists, instructional coaches and educational leaders.
WHAT: A no-cost training focused on explicit and systematic Tier 1 instruction for teachers of reading who want to implement the components and principles of scientifically based reading instruction. This dynamic course deepens educator knowledge by introducing the science of how children learn to read, illustrates the importance of all components of reading and demonstrates how to put these concepts to work in the classroom.CDE will partner with districts and BOCES to arrange regional Academies and provide highly trained instructors
Class 1: Phoneme Articulation and the Text-Dependent Questions
Class 2: The Outcome-Driven Model and Data Analysis
Class 3: Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping ,Vocabulary and Read-Alouds
Class 4: Syllable Types and Text-Dependent Questions
Class 5: Irregular Words, Syllable Division and Morphology
Class 6: Reading Fluency and Writing
Class 7: Integration and Putting it All Together
HOW: CDE will partner with districts and BOCES to arrange regional Academies and provide highly trained instructors.
To schedule a training in your region, contact Tracy Handy at Handy_T@cde.state.co.us or call at 720-460-8319.
Additional Professional Development Supports
CDE Senior Literacy Consultants
Regional technical assistance is available across the state, to learn which consultant supports your region click here.
Annual Colorado READing Conference Archives
Open Source Professional Development Resources
- Achieve the Core free online module series - Understanding the Foundational Reading Skills
- Reading Rockets free online module series - What every teacher should know, Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing