View the following recorded training sessions on how to develop a local literacy plan. Session handouts are available as part of the presentation. You may request an e-mail copy of presentation materials from Kari Ross.Reading Well by 3rd Grade FAQ Webinar
Topics: Developing a local literacy plan consistent with the requirements of the 2011 Education Bill, Chapter 2, and the Minnesota Blueprint for Literacy: Achieving Success for 21st Century Learners
, a comprehensive Birth-Grade 12 Literacy framework.Session I: Where are we now and where do we need to go?
Topics: Critical practices in core instruction and intervention; components of scientifically based reading instruction; multi-tiered systems of support to create a continuum of service for students; examples from the Minnesota Blueprint for Literacy
.Session II: What data do we need to consider and how do we use it to inform daily instruction?
Topics: Data-driven decisions and comprehensive assessments as the foundation of systemic planning and implementation; indicators of reading proficiency in emergent and transitional readers; assessment practices from the Minnesota Blueprint for Literacy
.Session III: What professional development, training, and support is needed to create a sustainable literacy program?
Topics: Job-embedded professional development, coaching, and instructional leadership as critical elements of literacy instruction; building capacity of educators; the role of literacy coaches; effective literacy leadership.Session V: Developing Understanding of the Science of Implementation
Topics: Stages of implementation, a scientific process for creating sustainable systems of literacy instruction; reviewing the Local Literacy Plan Checklist.Session VI: How Can Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Parental and Community Involvement Positively Support Literacy Development?
Topics: Empowering students, teachers, families, and communities to create learning environments; when and how schools give information to families about student reading proficiency including assessments administered, services available, and strategies parents can use at home; examples of engaging community organizations and pre-kindergarten programs to build a continuum of support.