The Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Program System (LLI) is a scientifically-based early intervention program designed to prevent literacy difficulties before they turn into long-term challenges. Participants will learn effective small group instructional strategies to provide the intensive support necessary for some primary students to achieve grade level competency in reading and writing. This program also specifically supports the unique needs of English Language Learners. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants, so early registration is recommended. Participants must bring an orange, green, or blue LLI grade level kit (not included in this series) to each session. The intended audience is: K-2 teachers and literacy specialists/coaches. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.
Student assessment has become increasingly important to educators and their students. Yet, those most affected by these student assessment efforts - students, parents/guardians, teachers - are not fully prepared to develop high quality assessments that carry such high impact on student learning. This course will provide insight into how classroom assessments must be developed. It will help test developers determine the purpose for the assessment, how to select the most suitable and sound approaches to assessment, how to administer these assessments appropriately, and how to use and report the results from these assessments. Intended for individual teachers or teams of teachers developing assessments within their PLCs. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.
This informational session, presented by Heinemann"s national content specialist-Dr. Pam Smith, will provide an introduction to NEW literacy resources from Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading mini lessons, shared reading, phonics/spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading collections. Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, mini lessons and professional tools & learning for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction.
The audience for this session includes curriculum directors, K-6 building principals, literacy specialists, and school leadership team members.
Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of culturally responsive instruction and how to implement it in the classroom. This workshop will examine tools that facilitate and support cultural competency at every level and learn equitable classroom practices to support higher achievement for ALL student groups.
•Examine the intersection of culture and race in instruction.
•Understand cultural competency and its importance for educators.
•Explore equitable classroom instructional practices.
•Examine critical literacy as an equalizer for classroom instruction.
Is your district or school challenged by how to fully support diverse student populations and subgroups? Culturally Responsive Instruction is an excellent tool to guide and promote an open dialogue and examination of the interconnectedness of teaching, learning, and culture. Participants will actively engage and learn the journey to cultural competency, experience rich resources diverse students bring to the classroom, and understand how culturally responsive instruction provides equity and opportunities for ALL students to achieve at high academic levels. Fee includes lunch and materials, two books, special guest speakers to share cultural resources. There will be two cohorts from which interested participants may register.
For additional information, contact: Virginia Winters, Equity, Culture, & Engagement Consultant 734-334-1582, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MISTAR DnA (Illuminate) provides powerful tools to support literacy assessments and data analysis. In this session, participants will explore the recent 3rd grade reading legislation and consider methods for tracking and reporting early literacy data. Multiple resources will be shared along with time for hands-on exploration. This course is designed for all literacy educators with access to Illuminate. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.
The 3 session series will explain the role and responsibilities of the district and the professional staff as described in the Wayne County Act 18 guidelines. Information and strategies will be provided on coaching and monitoring to ensure IPs are supporting students efficiently and effectively.
Join Jan Richardson as she brings her years of experience as a reading specialist, Reading Recovery teacher leader, and staff developer to share best practices in providing small-group reading instruction, a critical component of a balanced literacy program. Participants will leave with a wealth of strategies to refine and energize their instructional delivery using precise assessment tools, detailed lesson plans, targeted reading strategies, and guided writing support. The intended audience for this workshop includes teachers of grades K-1 , literacy specialists/coaches, and resource room teachers.
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