Professional Development Classes/Seminars/Services

Professional Development Classes/Seminars/Services:

 

Some of the Many Professional Development

Classes/Seminars/Services Offered:

 

Early Literacy Skills and the NYS Common Core Standards

This class is designed for the Pre K & K teacher and will dissect and review the CCSS for the pre-kindergartner. This workshop will include an indepth view of early literacy skills such as print concepts,foundational skills, phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition and fluency. This workshop reviews conventions of standard English, knowledge of language, vocabulary acquisition and use, using informational text, writing, and speaking and listening.


Making Connections: Linking the NYS Common Core Standards to District Reading Series

This class is designed for the K- 3 Classroom Teacher and Interventionist to link the Tier 1 research based Instruction and the Tier 2 Intervention Instruction. This class will also increase understanding of NYS Core Curriculum Standards. Teachers will review components of Common Core Standards and create lesson plans integrating those standards. Lesson plans will include all components of a highly effective reading program – Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Spelling, Fluency, and Comprehension.

 

Making Connections: Linking the NYS Common Core Standards to English Language Arts Class

This class is designed for the 3-6 Classroom Teacher and Interventionist  This class will increase understanding of NYS Core Curriculum Standards. The six shifts in ELA/Literacy will be explored. Teachers will review components of Common Core Standards and learn how to create a common core unit integrating those standards.

Reading Interventions for the Classroom Teacher K – 5

This class is offered in two parts and focuses on the components of highly effective reading instruction. This class will review in depth Phonemic Awareness, Phonics/Word Study, Fluency, Vocabulary, Spelling Rules and Comprehension and provide strategies to enhance the core reading instruction. Teachers will leave with many handouts and will complete many make and take activities.

 

Linking Word Study to Guided Reading

This class is intended for the elementary teacher using Guided Reading in their classroom. Teachers will learn to integrate phonics, vocabulary and comprehension strategies into their lessons to enhance skills that are taught.

 

Foundational Skills and the new Common Core Standards

This class is offered to the K-5 teacher. Teachers and Interventionists will learn the rules of the English language to support students in their decoding and encoding skills. Teachers will explore morphology of words and enhancement strategies to increase vocabulary development.

 

Differentiated Instruction K-5

Teachers will learn what is differentiated instruction, what can be differentiated and how to differentiate to ensure all students reach their fullest potential. The class will explore multiple intelligences and understand students’ differences. Teachers will develop tiered lessons, choice assessments and learn how to set up a differentiated classroom. Assessment and management techniques will be explored. Using curriculum teachers will develop tiered lesson plans and evaluation options.

Intermediate Reading Strategies

This class focuses on instructional approaches that build proficiency in critical content for all students, regardless of literacy levels. Teachers will learn embedded strategy instruction – within and across classes for all students using large group instructional methods that allow optimal access to curriculum . Instructional approaches will be explored that build mastery of specific strategies for students needing short-term, strategic instruction on strategies embedded throughout classroom instruction.

 

Coaching the Reading Teacher and/or Reading Coach

This course will expand teachers’ understanding of the role of the coach, what coaches do, and explore the different coaching models. Teachers will be introduced to the essential role of a reading coach. Teachers will be able to identify the different coaching models. Teachers will learn how to diagnose specific reading deficits and develop a collaborative plan. Teachers will learn to use formative assessments to drive instruction, create appropriate curriculum based measures and progress monitor.

 

Content Area Reading Strategies and the Common Core State Standards (2 Part Series)

This class focuses on instructional approaches that build proficiency in critical content for all students, regardless of literacy levels. Teachers will learn embedded strategy instruction – within and across classes for all students using large group instructional methods that allow optimal access to curriculum . Instructional approaches will be explored that build mastery of specific strategies for students needing short-term, strategic instruction on strategies embedded throughout classroom instruction. Teachers will explore ways to increase text comprehension in their classroom. Teachers will explore linking curriculum to the CCSS, and build academic vocabulary, study skills and test taking strategies.

 

Response to Intervention for Reading

This course will expand teachers understanding of the process of RtI and further prepare teachers to present at an IST meeting. They will identify what RtI is and its core principles, and be introduced to the essential components of a high quality reading program.  Teachers will be able identify Tier 1 strategies appropriate for specific weaknesses in the classroom.  Participants will learn how to diagnose specific reading deficits and implement Tier 2 strategies.  Teachers will learn to create appropriate curriculum based measures and progress monitoring. 

 

Developing a Quality IEP

This class will increase teachers understanding of the guiding principles of the I.E.P.   A review of assessments and what they measure to drive the creation of the I.E.P. Teachers will explore how to use assessments to identify specific areas of deficit and present level of educational performance. Teachers will identify specific strengths and weaknesses of each student in the areas of academics, social development, physical development and management needs. This course will expand teachers understanding of prioritizing measurable annual goals, program modifications/accommodations, and test accommodations. Implementing goals and data collection will be reviewed and each teacher will create a quality I.E.P.

 

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