PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP OFFERINGS 2019-2020

RAVE-O TRAINING

INITIAL TRAINING INCLUDING MODIFICATIONS FOR REMOTE INSTRUCTION (12 hours/PDPs) 

Online course available July 6th! 

 

RAVE-O is the first comprehensive research and evidence-based approach to building reading fluency. The program goes beyond repeated reading to help students develop their automaticity in all aspects of word knowledge intergrating phonics, vocabulary, parts of speech and morphology. 

 

The program is designed for struggling readers in 2nd - 4th grade and features engaging characters from “RAVE-O town” who teach the students fluency strategies. It is the only known program specially designed to support students with weaknesses in Rapid Automatized Naming or RAN. 

 

This remote 12-hour professional development workshop provides educators with the necessary information to implement the RAVE-O curriculum. Here are the elements:

 

ASYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTION

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.

 

SYNCHRONOUS LIVE INSTRUCTION 

Participants will have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the curricula, practice lesson delivery and learn how to modify instruction for remote learning.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Completion of online coursework and attendance at all three sessions is required to receive certification in the curriculum.


The RAVE-O curricular materials are NOT included with the cost of the workshop. Please visit Voyager Sopris Learning to learn more about the RAVE-O toolkit. It is not necessary to purchase the curriculum kit in order to attend the training.

This course is being offered in collaboration with EDCO.

Live/Synchronous Coursework (6 hours)

Wednesday, July 29th: 10am -12pm 

Thursday, July 30th: 10am - 12pm 

Friday, July 31st: 10am - 12pm

Asynchronous Coursework (6 hours)

Anytime between July 6th and July 28th. 

 

Payment and Registration Information 

$375 EDCO members

$325 Non-EDCO members 

Register through EDCO. 

ORTHOGRAPHIC MAPPING

How to Use the Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST) and Instructional Activities To Build Automatic Word Recognition (7 hours/PDPs)

 

Online course starts July 8th! 

This professional development course unpacks the process of orthographic mapping and provides educators with practical instructional strategies to build automatic word recognition skills among developing and struggling readers.

 

The course features the research compiled and conducted by Dr. David Kilpatrick in his book Equipped for Reading Success.

 

At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe and define the process of orthographic mapping and the role it plays in reading achievement.

  • Convey the component skills that contribute to orthographic mapping, like phonemic awareness and phonemic proficiency.

  • Use a validated assessment tool called the Phonological Awareness Screening Test (PAST) to measure students’ phonemic proficiency and plan instruction. 

  • Deliver instructional routines that support the development of phonemic proficiency skills, and efficient mapping techniques for phonetically regular and irregular words.

This course is being offered in collaboration with EDCO.

Live/Synchronous Coursework (2.5 hours)

Wednesday, July 8th: 10 -11am - Course Introduction

Wednesday, July 22nd: 10 - 11:30am - Course Conclusion 

Asynchronous Coursework (4.5 hours)

Anytime between July 8th and July 21st. 

 

Payment and Registration Information 

$100 EDCO members

$120 Non-EDCO members 

EDCO members can register by emailing EDCO. 

Non-EDCO members can register through Teachable.com

UNDERSTANDING & SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH COMPLEX READING DIFFICULTIES INCLUDING DYSLEXIA

(15 hours/PDPs)

Online Course available beginning July 6th! ​

This 15-hour course is designed to provide elementary educators (reading specialists, classroom teachers, special educators, and administrators) with a framework for understanding and intervening with students who have complex reading difficulties, including dyslexia.

 

The course will be delivered online and include live and asynchronous instruction.

 

Featured content includes:

  • General education assessment tools that help educators pinpoint areas of weaknesses in reading ability and create groups of students with similar needs.

  • Instructional approaches, including remote instruction, that support reading achievement in accuracy, fluency, and reading comprehension.

  • Unpack the concept of Orthographic Mapping and receive training in tools for assessing and instructing students with weaknesses in related areas such as phonemic awareness and word study.

  • Connect the research on dyslexia to evidence-based practices related to early literacy screening, eligibility testing, intervention, and progress monitoring.

By the end of the workshop participants will feel confident in developing, using and understanding targeted interventions for children with complex learning profiles. 

This course is being offered in collaboration with the Massachusetts Reading Association.

Asynchronous Coursework (9 hours) is completed between July 6 and July 27th, 

Live Coursework (6 hours) is completed on Mondays - July 13, 20 & 27 from 9am - 11am.​*

*Attendance is required for all three sessions. 

Payment and Registration Information 

$250 MRA members

$280 Non-MRA member

To register visit the MRA website.

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