Professional Development Course Offerings
Tier Tools for Teachers, 1 or 2 days NEW!!!!
The Tier Tools for Teachers training provides teachers with the tools and training needed to immediately begin administering Tier 1 and Tier 2 intervention for reading, spelling, and writing. In the one-day Tier Tools training, teachers are exposed to the teaching methods utilized in each of the three components of the Tier Tools for Teachers program: Six Syllable Types to Success, Barebones Grammar, and the Tier Tools O-G-based Reading, Language, Spelling, and Grammar Game Set. The two-day training provides time for deeper training in each of the three components.
The Six Syllable Types to Success is an Orton-Gillingham-based reading and spelling curriculum that focuses intervention at the multisyllabic word and sentence levels. Each of the six syllable types are explicitly taught along with syllable division patterns. The teacher manual includes 18 scripted multisensory discoveries and the accompanying student workbook pages that provide systematic practice in decoding, multisyllabic word fluency, sentence fluency, and multisensory spelling tasks.
The Barebones Grammar curriculum provides teachers the tools needed to effectively teach multisensory grammar and sentence and paragraph writing in a fun, fast-paced, manner appropriate for all ages of students. The teacher manual includes all of the scripted multisensory discoveries, manipulatives, charts, and student activity and practice pages.
The third component is the Tier Tools O-G based Reading, Language, Spelling, and Grammar Games Set. The game set contains 28 different games that allow students to practice the skills being taught in the Six Syllable Types to Success and Barebones Grammar curricula. School trainings include one fully-assembled game set. Additional game sets and/or digital game files are available for additional purchase.
Next class is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017!
Submit the registration form and an invoice will be mailed to you.
Class size limited to 15 teachers.
The 5 Ws of Dyslexia for Teachers, ½ day
In this half-day training, teachers are introduced to the who, what, when, where, and why of dyslexia. They will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia at various age levels. We will cover the scientific research and discuss the screening, assessment, and remediation models that are supported by research. We will also discuss current accommodations available to children with dyslexia. This training is often combined with a ½ day Dyslexia for a Day simulation.
Dyslexia for a Day, ½ day or full day
Put your team through a stringent dyslexia simulation that tests their mettle with reading, writing, listening, following directions tasks, and more. Discover the tremendous challenges dyslexic students face every day. This training is appropriate for lay people, family, teachers administrators, and physicians.
The 5 Ws of Dyslexia for School Administrators, School Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Reading Specialists, and Special Education Teachers, ½ day
In this half-day training, administrators, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, reading specialists, and special education teachers are introduced to the who, what, where, why, and how of dyslexia. They will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia at the various age levels. We will cover in depth the scientific research surrounding dyslexia. We will discuss screening, assessment, and remediation models that are supported by research. We will explore specific screening tools and learn how to recognize the markers for dyslexia. In addition, we will learn how to use screening results to determine appropriate intervention for children. We will also discuss current accommodations available to children with dyslexia.
An Introduction to the Educational Assessment and Treatment of Dyslexia, ½ day
This half-day training is often combined with The 5 Ws of Dyslexia for School Administrators, School Psychologists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Reading Specialists, and Special Education Teachers to provide a full day of in-depth training about dyslexia, and the screening, assessment, and intervention models required to prevent future reading failure in young students, and/or remediate older students with dyslexia. Participants will explore each of the domains that must be tested in order to determine whether markers for dyslexia are present in a student’s performance. They will learn how to utilize a profile tool designed to organize a student’s testing results in order to better reveal whether a pattern of strengths and weaknesses exist that indicates dyslexia. In addition, participants will work through case studies to deepen their abilities to recognize dyslexic markers, make a definitive diagnosis, if appropriate, and develop an appropriate intervention plan.
Please contact us at (405) 664-8192 for group pricing information.