Professional Development—Instructional Strategies for Teaching Reading
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The Reading Horizons Implementation Coach Partnership
The Implementation Coach Partner program provides teachers and administrators with the support they need to immediately implement the Reading Horizons program with fidelity. Each partner school receives two days of initial on-site training for teachers and two additional on-site coaching days with an implementation expert during the first two months of implementation. These coaches are implementation experts with years of experience using the Reading Horizons method and materials in classrooms.
Available Training Options
This workshop includes two days of hands-on instruction in the basic literacy strategies taught in the Reading Horizons method. This approach engages students in explicit, systematic, and multisensory reading instruction that has been organized in a way that is practical for teachers to teach and simple for students to learn. The strategies are aligned with research-based best practices, the Orton Gillingham approach to reading instruction, and the Common Core State Standards.
The strategies taught in this workshop are beneficial for all students, but crucial for students that struggle with reading—especially students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), special needs, and English language learners. When taught these strategies, students are empowered with strategies that drastically decrease reading, spelling, and pronunciation errors.
Attendees are taught the framework of Reading Horizons method, from slides to syllabication. The workshop is hands-on and engaging.
The H410RHD is two days of hands-on instruction in the Reading Horizons Discovery course. Attendees will be familiarized with the history of the method; instructed in the basic framework of the program, starting with the alphabet all the way through syllabication; and participate in games and activities to become familiar with what the students experience. The workshop is hands-on and engaging. Teachers are empowered with the proven strategies to help their students improve reading.
Attendees are also instructed in implementation and are familiarized with the different options for presenting Reading Horizons Discovery to their students.
This workshop includes two days of hands-on instruction in the Reading Horizons method. It incorporates the skills presented in Reading Horizons Online Reading Workshop and is similar to the H410RHD but uses a more hands-on approach. Teachers attending this workshop are encouraged to have previously completed the Online Reading Workshop. The workshop can be accessed free for 30-days at www.ReadingHorizons.com/reading-workshop (a certificate of completion may be presented to the institution’s reading coach/facilitator prior to the workshop).
Six weeks to three months following the initial two-day training (H410 either RH or RHD), an additional day of training is desirable. This training is a review of the skills taught in the H410 and provides a venue to discuss issues. This workshop also instructs in the additional skills taught at the end of the Reading Horizons program. Teachers will learn cross-curriculum application of all skills taught in the program, along with transfer strategies and student/report monitoring for ensured student success. Completion of this third day of training, along with practicum hours and completion of a written exam, qualifies the teacher for teacher certification. Teacher observation from a Reading Horizons trainer or the teacher’s director/supervisor is also suggested to ensure mastery of concepts and fidelity of instruction.
This coaching provides on-site observation and training conducted by a Certified Workshop Instructor for the reading coach/facilitator and teachers who have adopted the Reading Horizons method. Coaching ensures proper implementation of the program, especially during the first year of instruction. The time can be “tailored” to the institution’s needs.