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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:

Kindergarten Minimum Reading Skill Competencies
First Grade Minimum Reading Skill Competencies
Second Grade Minimum Reading Skill Competencies
Third Grade Minimum Reading Skill Competencies

Section Content:

Topic 1:  Need for Early Intervention (Length 6 minutes)

  • Provides an overview of why early intervention is critical for students who are not performing at grade level. 

Topic 2:  Becoming a Skilled Reader (Length 9 minutes)

  • This segment describes the processes and skills required to become a skilled reader and how this is different from struggling readers. Describes why the 5 components are important and  some things to consider when developing a balanced literacy plan.

Topic 3:  Defining Assessments (Length 4 minutes)

  • Provides a brief overview of each of the four types of assessments to be discussed in the course.

Topic 4:  Using and Interpreting Screening Measures (Length 7 minutes)

  • Provides a definition and overview of screening measures and their use in classrooms. Provides a research-based explanation of the various measures used in screening assessments and their predictive qualities.

Topic 5:  DIBELS (Length 9 minutes)

  • Provides an overview of how to use DIBELS as a screening measure.

Topic 6:  PALS (Length 7 minutes)

  • Provides an overview of how to use PALS as a screening measure.

Topic 7:  DRA-2 (Length 7 minutes)

  • Provides an overview of how to use DRA2 as a screening measure.

Topic 8: Diagnostic Measures (Length 8 minutes)

  • This segment focuses on what diagnostic measures are and how they can be used to target instruction more carefully to student needs.

Topic 9:  Instructional Design (Length 10 minutes)

  • This segment focuses on how to structure instruction for both grade level students and those who are below grade level. 

Topic 10:  Progress Monitoring (Length 7 minutes)

  • This segment provides an explanation of 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 (Length 4 minutes)

 

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.

Supplemental Resources:

 

Section Content:

Topic 1:  Transitioning from CBLA to READ (Length 8 minutes)

  • This segment gives a brief explanation of why CBLA was repealed and READ was created based on Colorado reading statistics.

Topic 2:  Determining a Significant Reading Deficiency (Length 10 minutes)

  • This segment gives a general overview of the State Board requirements for determining a Significant Reading Deficiency and walks the user through the process of making this identification.

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

  • This segment is targeted 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 (Length 5 minutes)

  • This segment is 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 (Length 5 minutes)

  • This segment is 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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