Professional Development - Basic Literacy Instructional Strategies
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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 Discovery products. These strategies engage students in explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory 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.
This two day workshop instructs secondary and adult education teachers in the method used in the Reading Horizons Elevate products. Attendees are taught the framework of the program, from the slides to syllabication. The workshop is hands-on and engaging. Teachers are instructed on the best place to start with older students and are taken through the software in great detail. They become familiar with both the student and the administration side of the software and are guided as to the best method of instruction.
Six weeks to three months following the initial two-day training, an additional day of training is desirable. This training is a review of the skills taught in the initial workshop 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.