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Aug
5
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Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in Grades 3 – 5/NCSU @ North Country Supervisory Union
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades 3 - 5/NCSU @ North Country Supervisory Union | Newport | Vermont | United States

Instructors: Nicole Gaboriault, Literacy Coach, RR Teacher, Literacy Interventionist
Melissa Lyons, RR Teacher, Literacy Interventionist
Amy L. Riendeau, Literacy Coach

Dates: August 5 – 6, 2019 Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Plus monthly sessions 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, and 2/20/20

Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location: NCSU Room A209 and NCCC Room 380

 Cost:     $1000 w/out credit $1390 w/ 3 grad credit from St. Michael’s College

Limit- 20 participants

For questions contact: Nicole Gaboriault –  Nicole.gaboriault@ncsuvt.org

Target Audience:Reading Recovery trained teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Educators, ELL teachers, Literacy coaches and Primary classroom teachers

This course addresses small group teaching for the lowest achieving children in grades 3-5. Topics include assessment and grouping, planning for instruction, using leveled texts, supporting English language learners, teaching word study and phonics, teaching for fluency and phrasing, comprehension, vocabulary, and self-regulation strategies.
Participants are required to work with at least on small group of children for 18 weeks.

Behind the Glass Observations:
Participants may be required to teach one group behind the glass (or videotaped) in selected training sessions to develop skill in observation and decision-making.

Course Principles:
· Reading is a complex process involving the use of meaning, language and print information.
· Observation of reading behavior informs teacher decision-making and provides evidence of learning.
· Children take different paths to common outcomes.
· Readers need to develop self-monitoring and self-correcting strategies.
· An understanding of language and language differences is essential to understanding the development of a reading process.
· Reading and writing are different but complementary processes.
· Reflection on and analysis of teaching practice are ways to improve teaching.
· Teacher knowledge of text levels and characteristics is critical in effective teaching.
· Phonological awareness is a critical factor in learning to read.
· Readers who are having difficulty are different from each other.
· Fluent responding is a necessary goal for effective reading and writing.
· Assessment informs ongoing teaching.
· Writings need to develop a flexible range of strategies.
· Comprehension within, beyond, and about the text is an important aspect of effective reading at each level.

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Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in Grades K-2/NCSU @ North Country Supervisory Union
Aug 5 @ 8:00 am – Aug 6 @ 3:00 pm
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades K-2/NCSU @ North Country Supervisory Union | Newport | Vermont | United States

Instructors: Melissa Lyons, RR Teacher, Literacy Interventionist

Nicole Gaboriault, Literacy Coach, RR Teacher, Literacy Interventionist
Amy L. Riendeau, Literacy Coach

Dates: August 5 – 6, 2019 Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Plus monthly sessions 9/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, and 2/20/20

Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location: NCSU Room A209 and NCCC Room 380

 Cost:     $1000 w/out credit $1390 w/grad credit from St. Michael’s College

Limit- 20 participants

For questions contact: Nicole Gaboriault –  Nicole.gaboriault@ncsuvt.org

Target Audience:Reading Recovery trained teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Educators, ELL teachers, Literacy coaches and Primary classroom teachers
(All teachers are required to teach a small intervention group of 3 students for at least ½ year.)

This course is designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily small-group instruction for struggling readers in schools that have implemented Reading Recovery. Combined with Reading Recovery, it provides a systematic approach for improving the reading and writing achievement of the lowest achieving children in the early grades. Students participate in daily 30 minute small group lessons that combine:

*Reading ,Writing, Phonics / word study
*A specially created and sequenced set of original children’s books
*Highly effective teacher lesson plans

Emphasis will be put on professional teacher development in deepening the understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress. The following materials and resources will be used:

*When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works
*The Continuum of Literacy Learning
*The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1: Teaching for Strategies in Reading and Writing
*The Leveled Literacy Intervention System*(Orange, Green or Blue depending on Grade level) Schools will need to purchase the System.
*See https://www.heinemann.com/collection/lli?utm_source=fountasandpinnell for pricing and ordering
*The Benchmark Assessment System is also strongly recommended.
Topics

*Assessing and Grouping Students
*Understanding the Lesson Framework
*Coding, Scoring and Analyzing Reading Behaviors
*Analyzing Reading Behaviors to Inform Teaching
*The Role of Oral Language in Literacy Learning
*Systematic Phonics Teaching
*Supporting Writing Development
*Teaching for Phrased, Fluent Reading
*Teaching for, Prompting and Reinforcing Effective Reading and Writing Strategies

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Aug
14
Wed
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in Grades 3-5/Williston @ Williston School District
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades 3-5/Williston @ Williston School District | Williston | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Ellen Reiling, former RRTL Northwest VT Literacy Consortium

Dates: August 14 – 15, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Plus monthly sessions  Thursdays: 9/12, 10/17, 11/14, 12/12/2019,  Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location: Williston Central School, Williston School District

 Cost:     $700 w/out credit $960 w/ 2 grad credit from St. Michael’s College

Limit- 20 participants

For questions contact: Ellen Reiling- elreiling@yahoo.com

Target Audience:Reading Recovery trained teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Educators, ELL teachers, Literacy coaches and Primary classroom teachers
(All teachers are required to teach a small intervention group of 3 students for at least ½ year.)

Requirements: Prior training in LLI K-3 or experience implementing LLI in grades K-3 Experience using Running Records/Reading Records for formative assessment.
Work with at least one group of four students, five days per week for 20-24 weeks.

This course will cover the design and delivery of effective literacy intervention in the intermediate grades. Teachers will need the grade-appropriate Leveled Literacy Intervention System: Red Level (3rd grade) Gold (4th) or Purple (5th). LLI is one of the components for a system for accelerated change within the school setting and is supplementary to quality small-group instruction in the classroom.
LLI provides a systematic instructional design that helps intermediate students make accelerated progress to meet grade level expectations. It incorporates fifteen key principals of effective literacy intervention that research reveals as essential for intermediate grade students who need to improve their reading competencies. In this course you will learn rationales and procedures for high-impact lessons that engage students’ attention and thinking and help them read increasingly challenging text levels successfully. You will have opportunities to observe, discuss and implement three types of lessons –standard, novel and test preparation. You will know how to select procedures to best support comprehension, vocabulary, fluency and word solving strategies for each of your students.
The course includes:
 · An introduction to the LLI Red, Gold and Purple systems with special attention on what research has shown to be effective instruction for older, struggling readers.
· Clear rationales for the instructional procedures in the LLI systems: comprehension, vocabulary development, fluency, phonics/word study and writing about reading and how they contribute to the development of effective processing strategies.
· Opportunities to observe, discuss and practice using the lesson frameworks, instructional procedures and resources in the LLI systems;
· A focus on supporting students to develop strategic actions for processing text using a gradient of high quality fiction and nonfiction texts.
· Specific instruction on the assessment and record keeping systems;
· An introduction to the Online Resources website for accessing materials

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Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in Grades K-2/BMUS @ Blue Mountain Union School
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – Aug 16 @ 4:00 pm
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades K-2/BMUS @ Blue Mountain Union School | Newbury | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Allyson Coburn, RR Teacher/Literacy Interventionist 

Dates: August 14 – 16, 2019 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Plus 9 monthly sessions  Thursdays: Thursdays: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/2, 2/6, 3/5, 4/9, and 5/7  Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location:  Blue Mountain Union School

 Cost:     $1000 w/out credit $1390 w/grad credit from St. Michael’s College

Limit- 20 participants

For questions contact: Allyson Coburn ally.coburn@bmuschool.org

Target Audience:Reading Recovery trained teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Educators, ELL teachers, Literacy coaches and Primary classroom teachers
(All teachers are required to teach a small intervention group of 3 students for at least ½ year.)

This course is designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily small-group instruction for struggling readers in schools that have implemented Reading Recovery. Combined with Reading Recovery, it provides a systematic approach for improving the reading and writing achievement of the lowest achieving children in the early grades. Students participate in daily 30 minute small group lessons that combine:

*Reading ,Writing, Phonics / word study
*A specially created and sequenced set of original children’s books
*Highly effective teacher lesson plans

Emphasis will be put on professional teacher development in deepening the understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress. The following materials and resources will be used:

*When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works
*The Continuum of Literacy Learning
*The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1: Teaching for Strategies in Reading and Writing
*The Leveled Literacy Intervention System*(Orange, Green or Blue depending on Grade level) Schools will need to purchase the System.
*See https://www.heinemann.com/collection/lli?utm_source=fountasandpinnell for pricing and ordering
*The Benchmark Assessment System is also strongly recommended.
Topics

*Assessing and Grouping Students
*Understanding the Lesson Framework
*Coding, Scoring and Analyzing Reading Behaviors
*Analyzing Reading Behaviors to Inform Teaching
*The Role of Oral Language in Literacy Learning
*Systematic Phonics Teaching
*Supporting Writing Development
*Teaching for Phrased, Fluent Reading
*Teaching for, Prompting and Reinforcing Effective Reading and Writing Strategies

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Aug
19
Mon
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in Grades K-2/Williston @ Allen Brook School
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm
Intensive Small Group Intervention for Struggling Readers in  Grades K-2/Williston @ Allen Brook School | Williston | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Deb Boerner, RRTL

Dates: August 19 – 21, 2019 Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Plus 9 monthly sessions  Thursdays: 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6, 3/5, 4/2, and 5/14 Time: 4:00-7:00 pm

Location: Allen Brook School, Williston School District

 Cost:     $1000 w/out credit $1390 w/grad credit from St. Michael’s College

Limit- 20 participants

For questions contact: Deb Boerner  dboerner@cvsdvt.org

Target Audience:Reading Recovery trained teachers, Title 1 Teachers, Special Educators, ELL teachers, Literacy coaches and Primary classroom teachers
(All teachers are required to teach a small intervention group of 3 students for at least ½ year.)

This course is designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily small-group instruction for struggling readers in schools that have implemented Reading Recovery. Combined with Reading Recovery, it provides a systematic approach for improving the reading and writing achievement of the lowest achieving children in the early grades. Students participate in daily 30 minute small group lessons that combine:

*Reading ,Writing, Phonics / word study
*A specially created and sequenced set of original children’s books
*Highly effective teacher lesson plans

Emphasis will be put on professional teacher development in deepening the understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress. The following materials and resources will be used:

*When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works
*The Continuum of Literacy Learning
*The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1: Teaching for Strategies in Reading and Writing
*The Leveled Literacy Intervention System*(Orange, Green or Blue depending on Grade level) Schools will need to purchase the System.
*See https://www.heinemann.com/collection/lli?utm_source=fountasandpinnell for pricing and ordering
*The Benchmark Assessment System is also strongly recommended.
Topics

*Assessing and Grouping Students
*Understanding the Lesson Framework
*Coding, Scoring and Analyzing Reading Behaviors
*Analyzing Reading Behaviors to Inform Teaching
*The Role of Oral Language in Literacy Learning
*Systematic Phonics Teaching
*Supporting Writing Development
*Teaching for Phrased, Fluent Reading
*Teaching for, Prompting and Reinforcing Effective Reading and Writing Strategies

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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.

Oct
2
Wed
Language Immersion 101: Planning for a Language Immersion Program in Your District @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Language Immersion 101: Planning for a Language Immersion Program in Your District @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center | Colchester | Vermont | United States

 Facilitators: Michael Berry and Vicki Graf

Date:  October 2, 2019      Time: 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included)

Target Audience: Educational Leaders, Classroom & Foreign Language Teachers

We are fortunate that a local school district in Vermont is a model for others in the implementation of a Language Immersion Program. We know that children learn a second language more quickly than adults, and those who are immersed in it – through home or school, are able to benefit from the language in context and their own interests.

In our diverse, global world, being able to speak more than one language will serve our children well. This day-long workshop will help you think through:
· What Language Immersion is
· Where to start the conversation
           o Committee/community
           o Preschool
           o Language selection
           o School board
           o Foreign language teachers
           o Site visits
· Program Structure
· Pitfalls to avoid/ strategies to implement
· Partnerships to form
· Resources that can support your learning in this area

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About our Facilitators:
Michael Berry is the Montpelier/Roxbury SD Curriculum Director and previously worked with CESU to start a Kindergarten Elementary full immersion class where subjects are fully taught in Spanish and the cohort continues immersion learning as they move through the system at the central office perspective.
Vicki Graf is the principal of Jericho Elementary School. She has guided the work of the immersion class in her school through its layers of implementation, including the hiring process, its structure, communication and refinement.