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Specially Designed Instruction in Literacy
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1/15/2016
When: Friday, January 15
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where: Colorado League of Charter Schools Training Center
4201 E Yale Ave
Denver, CO  80222
United States
Contact: Clare Vickland
303-989-5356 ext. 107


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Specially Designed Instruction in Literacy

Hosted by Colorado League of Charter Schools
Date: Friday, January 15
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Colorado League of Charter Schools Training Center, 4201 E. Yale Avenue, Denver, CO 80222 

Cost: League Members: $175 for one person and $100 per additional attendee; Non-members: $250 for one person and $100 per additional attendee
DescriptionAre your students with specific learning disabilities in reading still not closing the gap after the third cycle of a packaged intervention curriculum? Are you looking for new tools and tricks?


Far too often, students placed in special education for reading disabilities are simply pushed through a research-based scope and sequence which rarely yield dramatic student gains. This is because 1) research-based programming is not a "one size fits all" remedy for reading deficiencies, and 2) the magic is in the implementation, not the box set. Special Education teachers must adeptly diagnose root cause gaps in skills and knowledge, and specially design curriculum and instruction to address these personalized needs- and they must do it efficiently. 

Attend this workshop to understand the different cognitive processing of reading. Participants will be able to improve student growth by implementing a continuous instructional inquiry cycle:

  • Teachers collect various screeners that assess the different processing of reading. 
  • Teachers plot and analyze screening data to determine root cause gaps.
  • Teachers triangulate data with other assessment and observational sources.
  • Teachers prioritize instruction through a problem solving process.
  • Teachers implement prioritized instruction and progress monitor goals/objectives.
  • Teachers review progress monitoring and adjust groupings and instructional plans.

In addition to gaining a deeper understanding of reading processes and building a stronger skill set in data-driven instruction, participants will learn instructional best practices and evidence-based programming options for specialized instruction in reading and writing.


Registration: Deadline: Wednesday, January 13. Event is contingent on a minimum of 10 attendees. 

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