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READing Foundations Academy:

WHO:  All K-3 teachers, instructional coaches and educational leaders.

WHAT:    A no-cost training focused on explicit and systematic Tier 1 instruction in reading with an emphasis on foundational reading skills based in the standards.  Participants will dig deeper into the Foundational Skills Standards and how to embed them into daily instruction, study the shift in standards, and explore methods for engaging students in comprehension and writing every day.  Modules included in the course are:

  • Module 1:  Phoneme Articulation and the Text-Dependent Questions
  • Module 2:  The Outcome-Driven Model and Data Analysis
  • Module 3:  Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping and Vocabulary
  • Module 4:  Planning the Comprehension Lesson
  • Module 5:  High Frequency Words and Comprehension
  • Module 6:  Reading Fluency and Writing
  • Module 7:  Integration and Putting it All Together

View and register for sessions scheduled throughout the state or to arrange an academy in your region, contact Donna Bright at bright_d@cde.state.co.us or call at 303-866-6002.

View and register for sessions scheduled throughout the state or to arrange an academy in your region, contact Donna Bright at bright_d@cde.state.co.us or call at 303-866-6002.
View and register for sessions scheduled throughout the state or to arrange an academy in your region, contact Donna Bright at bright_d@cde.state.co.us or call at 303-866-6002.
View and register for sessions scheduled throughout the state or to arrange an academy in your region, contact Donna Bright at bright_d@cde.state.co.us or call at 303-866-6002.
View and register for sessions scheduled throughout the state or to arrange an academy in your region, contact Donna Bright at bright_d@cde.state.co.us or call at 303-866-6002.

Cycle of Instruction Webinar

This webinar is designed to walk participants through information on early intervention and reading skill development, through assessments to instructional design and finally to progress monitoring to determine effective instruction. The webinar consists of 11 content sections. The supplemental resources come from the READ Act Rules section 5.0, they are from the Colorado Academic standards and have significant correleation to reading at grade level proficiency. The resources are broken down into seperate documents by grade level.

Supplemental resources:

Section Content:

Topic 1: Need for Early Intervention (6 mins)

Why early intervention is critical for students who are not performing at grade level.

Topic 2:  Becoming a Skilled Reader (9 mins)

The processes and skills required to become a skilled reader and how this is different from struggling readers. Why the 5 components are important and some things to consider when developing a balanced literacy plan.

Topic 3:  Defining Assessments (4 mins)

Overview of each of the four types of assessments to be discussed in the course.

Topic 4: Using and Interpreting Screening Measures (7 mins)

Definition and overview of screening measures and their use in classrooms. Research-based explanation of the various measures used in screening assessments and their predictive qualities.

Topic 5: DIBELS (9 mins)

How to use DIBELS as a screening measure.

Topic 6:   PALS (7 mins)

How to use PALS as a screening measure.

Topic 7:   DRA-2 (7 mins)

How to use DRA2 as a screening measure.

Topic 8: Diagnostic Measures (8 mins)

What diagnostic measures are and how they can be used to target instruction more carefully to student needs.

Topic 9: Instructional Design (10 mins)

How to structure instruction for both grade level students and those who are below grade level.

Topic 10: Progress Monitoring (7 mins)

Why and how to use progress monitoring measures to ensure that the instruction a student is receiving is adequately meeting their needs.

Topic 11: Conclusion (4 mins)

Regional Technical Assistance is available across the state.

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