Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Summer Classes Designed Specifically for Teachers of Struggling Readers

Please share this information with your special education teachers.  These classes are designed specifically for teachers of struggling readers around the concepts of diagnose, design, and deliver to meet individual student's reading needs.

Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers (Grades 5-12)

There are 1,480 students in gr. 5-12 in PLAEA with reading goals. Provide special education teachers with interventions for older students, including diagnostic assessments and teaching strategies to address reading deficits. Participant implementation throughout the school year.

For: License Renewal or Graduate Credit (2 credits)

Target Audience: Reading Instructors (Gr. 5-12) & PLAEA Staff

Facilitators: Julie Meyer & Heidi Vasher

Date: August 12th, October 7th, February 11th, April 23th

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: PLAEA Office in Pocahontas

Registration by Aug. 5 

Diagnostic Reading Assessment & Instruction Class

For: License Renewal (1 credit)

Target Audience: Sped. Teachers, Interventionists, Title teachers, Gen. Ed.

Participants will build :

1. Common learning about intervention systems and the process of assessment and data based decision making,

2. Analyzing screening & assessment data, determining diagnostics and aligning instruction to progress monitoring (RIOT),

3. Library of instructional resources to use in schools to implement strategies

Facilitator: Heidi Vasher, Tricia Christopher, Janie Eischen & Amy Barber

Date: June 18 & 19

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Spencer Administration Building

Registration by June 11.

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