Transform Literacy Instruction: Professional Learning
Our professional learning is built on the foundation of the science of reading. Recent research and major scientific advancements into literacy acquisition have uncovered a large disconnect between how we are teaching children to read and how children actually learn to read. Only 70% of students leave school with the literacy skills to reach their full potential. We can change this by understanding and teaching the fundamental skills – decoding and language comprehension – that children must acquire to become fluent and efficient readers and the strategies that are most effective in teaching these skills.
This professional learning will:
Outcome: Educators will learn about the science of reading and how to transform their classroom practice to improve literacy acquisition.
|Module 1.||The Simple View of Reading||Learn about the science of literacy and its impact on students’ progress in learning to read.|
|Module 2.||High-Yield Teaching Strategies||Find out how to deliver an active teaching lesson and five high yield teaching strategies.|
|Module 3.||How to Teach Coding Skills||Understand the domains of decoding skills and how they are critical for learning to read.|
|Module 4.||How to Teach Language Comprehension Skills||Learn about the role of language skills in reading acquisition and comprehension. Learn how to apply this knowledge in the classroom.|
Outcome: Educators will acquire a deeper understanding of how a child learns and how to implement strategies to enhance classroom practice.
|Module 1.||How children learn: Cognitive processing||Learn the six ways that children learn based on the recent research from the National Science Foundation. Apply the strategies relevant to cognitive processing. The module includes a description of Indigenous ways of knowing.|
|Module 2.||How children learn: Knowledge||Learn how to build a classroom “knowledge fund”. Apply the strategies relevant to cognitive processing.|
|Module 3.||Classroom management|
Rules and routines
|Understand and apply four key strategies for setting rules and routines for proactive classroom management.|
|Module 4.||Classroom management:|
|Understand and apply four key strategies for maintaining order in the classroom.|
|Module 5.||Classroom management:|
|Learn how to teach self-regulation skills, establish a formal structure for managing misbehaviour, ways to track misbehaviours, and use logical consequences when students do misbehave.|
Outcome: Educators will learn how to analyze student, classroom, and school data to inform classroom practice.
|Module 1.||Usable data||Learn about the various types of data, the process for collecting informative data, and a framework for effective data use.|
|Module 2.||Use child and parent data to support children’s learning||Learn how to use data to support individual learning goals and communicate progress effectively to parents and caregivers.|
|Module 3.||Use classroom data to support children’s learning||Learn how to use data to inform instruction and monitor student progress.|
|Module 4.||Use school-level data to build a strong foundation for success||Understand how an aligned and effectively communicated approach to data builds a strong foundation for student success.|
|Module 5.||Foster an environment of using data||Learn how to integrate data into professional learning and a professional community of practice.|
*Course content is subject to change