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Crafting Minds is an educational organization that promotes evidence-based instructional practices through professional development courses, publications, and consultation. Professional development from Crafting MInds enhances educators’ knowledge about the fields of reading instruction, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and achievement motivation.
Content also facilitates the development of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) that maximize literacy achievement, including screening and progress monitoring assessments, considerations for core instruction, building robust tiered interventions, and supporting comprehensive eligibility evaluations for special education.LEARN MORE
Programs and Services
Crafting Minds provides a variety of programs and services for educators and administrators
workshops include professional development workshops, called Learning Loops, in five key areas:
The Science of Reading
The ELA Block & The Importance of Explicit Instruction
Using Data to Plan Targeted Large and Small Group Reading Instruction
Delivering Structured Literacy Routines, Developing Targeted Instructional Plans for Students with an SLD, including Dyslexia
The Role of Progress Monitoring
Crafting Minds also offers a variety of online courses and workshops to enhance educators’ knowledge about the fields of reading instruction, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and achievement motivation.
“I began using the structured literacy routines last year during my small group instructional time. Within weeks, I saw such an improvement with my students' decoding, fluency and comprehension. The template has truly helped me plan SOR aligned lessons that focus on explicit and systematic instruction. My students remain engaged during lessons and their confidence in reading continues to grow.”
Content Specialist, Woburn Public Schools
“I was fortunate to be able to attend your 2 day workshop on 'The Literate Brain'. Your thorough background information regarding the history of reading and the reading process in the brain was fascinating. The screens that you suggested at each "level" of the reading process will truly help us screen children appropriately, at an early age, in order to inform instruction. This will change our practice from reactive to proactive. I am looking forward to sharing these essential pieces with the administration as well as my Special Education team. Thank you so much for an amazing 2 days of learning!”
Special Education Teacher,
Simsbury Public Schools
Crafting Minds is expanding into curriculum development!
We are excited to announce our partnership with several publishers of decodable books. Stay tuned for our new collection of structured literacy lesson plan manuals.
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