[Online] Striving Readers: Increasing the Rate of Progress Through Engagement and Strategic Coaching

08/04/2020 - 8:00am to 08/10/2020 - 12:00pm

Grade levels: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Assessment, English Language Arts, Reading

Live Zoom Classroom Dates: Tuesday, August 4 & Monday, August 10, 2020, 8 a.m.-noon

This online course is designed for K-12 classroom teachers and literacy/curriculum specialists interested in increasing the rate of progress for our most tangled readers.

Each live course date (August 4 & 10) will include listening to students read, followed by analyzing this data to inform instruction and interim study. Class days will be structured as follows:

8:00 a.m. | Live Learning via Zoom (Introductions, Presentations, Discussion) 9:30 a.m. | Independent Study 11:15 a.m. | Live Learning via Zoom (Share Findings, Insights, Questions)

Additional self-study will be completed in between course dates.

In this course, educators will: - Explore strategies for engaging striving readers - Learn how to conduct informal, formative assessments to study striving readers’ habits and use this knowledge to sharpen coaching and conferring skills - Develop a framework to ensure that the essential core classroom practices are in place to support striving readers - Learn criteria for effective small group and intervention reading instruction - Design, collect and build tools to support reading outside of the classroom walls

Participants will walk away with action plans for classroom and school wide change.

Required text: From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers, by Stephanie Harvey. Participants are asked to read the first chapter before the first class meeting.

Cost: $250, includes 15 PDUs, $100 student rate. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%. Also offered for graduate-level continuing education credit.

About the Instructor Jen Kempf-Burkart, MEd is currently an Instructional Specialist in the Beaverton Public School District as well as an adjunct professor for both the Reading Endorsement and Special Education programs at Lewis & Clark College. In her work, she coordinates curriculum, develops and monitors assessment practices, coaches educators in best practices for classroom instruction, designs staff development experiences and specializes in effective individual reading interventions as well as school-wide action plans for our most tangled readers and writers.