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Advanced Progress Monitoring- Free Virtual Classroom Opportunity for ELAT Educators

January/February 2017 (7 hours of clock hour credits available upon completion of the course)

Through the ELAT project, the Colorado Department of Education is excited to offer a series of three virtual sessions focused on advanced progress monitoring with DIBELS Next.  This series will be structured as ‘flipped Professional Development’ whereby participants will engage with online materials individually, then come together virtually in groups (led by an Amplify consultant) to clarify and deepen their learning.  

The series will begin the week of January 23rd and go through the week of February 20th, allowing for instruction and progress monitoring to happen between each time you meet with your Amplify consultant and other group members.  

In order to register, please read through the series objectives, logistics and credit requirements below and then click on the registration link at the end of this message.  

Space is limited. Registration closes on January 13, 2017

Series Objectives:

By the end of the series, you will be able to:

  • Describe a step-by-step process for effective Progress Monitoring for both on- and off-grade level skills
  • Explain when and how to administer Progress Monitoring to measure student progress
  • Utilize Progress Monitoring data to evaluate instructional effectiveness
  • Use Progress Monitoring data to inform instructional next steps for students

Session 1 includes:

  • Independent pre-work submitted online (approximately 50 minutes)
  • Live webinar (1 hour)  

Session 2 includes:

  • Independent pre-work submitted online (approximately 40 minutes)
    • Includes sharing results from in-classroom work with 1-2 of your students
  • Live webinar (1 hour)

Session 3 includes:

  • Independent pre-work submitted online (approximately 40 minutes) includes:
    • Sharing results from in-classroom work with 2-3 of your students
  • Live webinar (1 hour)   

Logistics and Credit Requirements

  • For each of the three sessions, participants will complete pre-work on their own time and then join other educators in a one hour virtual connect led by an Amplify consultant.
  • Pre-work for each session will be posted on EdModo which is a platform where educators will connect and collaborate during the series.  Signing up for your EdModo group and viewing an online Edmodo tutorial will be part of your session one pre-work.
  • The virtual sessions are one hour in length and are offered on various days and times.  
  • You will select one series of bi-weekly sessions to attend with the same Amplify consultant and cohort of teachers starting the week of January 23rd and ending the week of February 20th.  Bi-weekly session dates and times are listed on the registration form.
  • Participants must complete all session pre-work and attend all three virtual sessions for the entire length of time to receive a certificate of participation for seven clock hours.

Please click here to go to the registration page. You will be able to see the times available and register for a series group.


Registration information contract: Andrew Benesh /

Course information contact:  Donna Bright /








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