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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)

 

Identifying a Significant Reading Deficiency Webinar

This webinar is designed to walk participants through the transition from CBLA to READ, an overview of identifying a Significant Reading Deficiency and information on each interim assessment in this process. The webinar consists of 5 content sections.

Section Content:

Topic 1: Transitioning from CBLA to READ (8 mins)

Why CBLA was repealed and READ was created based on Colorado reading statistics.

Topic 2: Determining a Significant Reading Deficiency (10 mins)

General overview of the State Board requirements for determining a Significant Reading Deficiency and the process of making this identification.

Topic 3: Using DIBELS to Identify a Significant Reading Deficiency (7 mins)

TTargeted toward schools that use DIBELS as their interim assessment. Users will be guided through the process of identifying a Significant Reading Deficiency using DIBELS 6th Edition and DIBELS Next.

Topic 4: Using PALS to Identify a Significant Reading Deficiency (5 mins)

Targeted toward schools that use PALS as their interim assessment. Users will be guided through the process of identifying a Significant Reading Deficiency using PALS.

Topic 5: Using DRA2 to Identify a Significant Reading Deficiency (5 mins)

Targeted toward schools that use DRA2 as their interim assessment. Users will be guided through the process of identifying a Significant Reading Deficiency using DRA2.



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