Instructor: Deb Boerner, RRTL
Dates and Time
Observation Survey August 9 -13, 2021 Time: 9:00am – 4:00 pm
Weekly Classes: August 24, 31 September 7, 14, 21, 28 October 5, 12, 19, 26 November 2, 16, 30, and December 7, 14, 2021, January 4, 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15 March 1, 15, 29 April 5, 19, and May 3, 17, 31, 2022
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm Location: TBD
Cost: $7000 w/out books or $10,000 w/books Includes:
- 8 grad credits from St. Michael’s College
- Instructional materials
- Professional texts
- IDEC teacher data entry fees
- RRCNA membership
For questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading Recovery for Aspiring Reading Recovery Teachers
Reading Recovery is a highly effective short-term intervention of one-to-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders. The intervention is most effective when it is available to all students who need it and is used as a supplement to good classroom teaching. Professional development for all Reading Recovery professionals begins with an academic year of graduate-level study and continues in subsequent years. With the support of the teacher leader, Reading Recovery teachers develop observational skills and a repertoire of intervention procedures tailored to meet the individual needs of at-risk students.
Reading Recovery includes a strong professional development component, implementation standards and guidelines, and data collection.
Literacy Lessons for Aspiring Literacy Lessons Teachers:
Literacy Lessons™ is an intervention designed to reach young children (generally Grades 1-4) in special education or ESL settings who are struggling with beginning reading and writing but are not eligible for Reading Recovery. Specialist teachers in these two settings are trained to use Reading Recovery instructional procedures to design individual lessons for their students with the goal of accelerating their literacy learning. Literacy Lessons intervention specialists are educators who enter the Literacy Lessons professional development course as teachers certified/licensed in special education or ESL or bilingual education with experience and expertise in working with the population of their specialty. These specialists are seeking additional skill in helping students overcome literacy difficulties and develop effective early reading and writing systems.
Like Reading Recovery, Literacy Lessons includes a strong professional development component, implementation standards and guidelines, and data
*Literacy Lessons may only be implemented in schools that include Reading Recovery as an early literacy intervention.
· 8 grad credits from St. Michael’s College
· Instructional materials
· Professional texts
· IDEC teacher data entry fees
· RRCNA membership
Deb Boerner is a Vermont Reading Recovery teacher leader—trained as a Reading Recover teacher in 1997-98 and as a teacher leader in 2007-08. I have worked as a Reading Recovery teacher leader in South Dakota, New Zealand, Arkansas and Vermont. As a Reading Recovery teacher, I continue to work with children on a daily basis. Worked as a reading specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education providing professional development (Early Literacy Learning) to classroom teachers.
A 2-year hybrid series Facilitated by Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D.
Year 1: 20 hrs. Prof. Learning This is a 2-year series. The dates and pricing are for year 1 only.
• Sept. 24, 2021 Time: 9 – 3:30 Location: Delta Hotel, S. Burlington, VT
• Nov-Jan: 4 asynchronous hour-long sessions and 45 min. team meeting scheduled with Loui
• May 10, 2022 Time:9 – 3:30 Location: Delta Hotel, S. Burlington, VT
Plus: Book Study (optional) Choose from one of three hour-long sessions in August, October and February
Cost: 5 person team price $3000 Individual price $700 *includes meals when in person and her books Design & Deliver and A Tree for All: Your Coloring Book of UDL Principals & Practice
Year 2 Dates TBD-similar framework Theme: Using UDL to Reach All Learners Book: Culturally Responsive Design: The UDL Approach
Target Audience: Teacher Teams and Building-Based Teams including special educators, paraprofessionals, coaches, etc.
This UDL series will span 2021-2023 and is an opportunity for educators to gain information about the UDL framework design and intent and create and implement a team plan for implementation.
In addition to 2 full day in-person sessions each year, there will be asynchronous, virtual sessions as well as 45-minute consults with each team mid-year. The design is to help teams gain a deeper understanding of the framework, including what it means to be an expert learner and what rigor looks like. Teams will have the opportunity to work where they are in the framework.
Book Study with Loui: Design & Deliver: Planning & Teaching Using Universal Design for Learning: Choose from one of three hour-long sessions in August, October and February.
Year 1 will focus on:
• Understanding and applying from the roots of UDL
• Taking initial or continued steps with the three principles, and
• The forces that support or inhibit UDL implementation
Year 2 will focus on: Using UDL to Reach All Learners and teachers will see the framework as a tool to design culturally responsive environments and applying what we know about the brain to the design of your environments.
|Date:||May 21, 2021|
Loui Lord Nelson, Educational Consultant and owner of the UDL Approach, is an international leader in universal design for learning (UDL) implementation. She is the author of three books and a card game about UDL and hosts the popular podcasts UDL in 15 minutes and UDL Research in 15 minutes.