PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP OFFERINGS 2019-2020
Initial Training (12 hours)
Our initial training employs a blended ONLINE AND IN-PERSON model. Participants will gain background knowledge about the program and supporting students with naming speed deficits through six hours of online coursework completed at their own pace. The full-day in-person workshop is an opportunity to practice with instructional strategies, familiarize yourself with curricular materials and plan for implementation.
RAVE-O Simplified (6 hours)
This refresher workshop is designed for educators who have previously been trained in the curriculum and are looking for strategies, tools, and tips to make the instruction work for their schedule and caseload. The workshop will lead participants through simplified routines, options for differentiation of instruction, and discuss appropriate starting points and progress monitoring. The workshop will also highlight modifications to instruction that more thoroughly develop phonemic awareness and orthographic mapping skills. Finally, there will be time to address individual questions and troubleshoot challenges.
GRADUATE COURSE IN LITERACY and DYSLEXIA!
Preventing, Remediating and Building an Understanding of Dyslexia: A Research Based Approach to Developing a Strong Foundation for All Readers
This is a 30-hour course that includes 3 in person meetings and 10 additional hours online. Two hours online must be completed before the first face-to-face session on March 25th.
The course bridges research and practice by providing insights into assessment, prevention, identification, and remediation of dyslexia. Using an MTSS framework, coursework will examine best practices for developing reading abilities across the tiers.
Particular attention will be spent on early screening, targeted instruction and progress monitoring practices from kindergarten to second grade. In regard to dyslexia, significant time will be dedicated to understanding the neural signature of dyslexia, and implications for assessment, practice and remediation. At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to share recommendations for assessment and targeted support for literacy instruction at the Tier 2 level, and demonstrate proficiency with eligibility testing and identification of dyslexia as well as developing individualized education plans that match a student’s unique learning profile. For a final project, participants will select a topic on which to write an implementation plan for their district.