OVERVIEW: The professional learning sessions are designed for educators who completed ADE’s original Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) course. This continuation of learning will provide educators with a deeper understanding of language acquisition and effective instructional practices for developing fluent readers while simultaneously building their language skills as they relate to Arizona’s Language Development Approach (AZ LDA). All sessions will explicitly connect the four principles for promoting student agency in English learners to the five features of effective reading instruction.
COURSE FORMAT: This series will consist of (5) three-hour sessions. Each synchronous session will require full participation in both the whole group and small group (break-out) sessions. Participants will engage in learning opportunities that allow for reading, writing, listening, and speaking as a way to support various modalities of communication.
Participants must attend all 5 sessions of this training to receive credit (15 hours). Partial credit is not given, and the same person must complete ALL sessions to receive credit. No substitutions are allowed.
Prerequisite: Completion of ADE Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) course - *Course content is a continuation of learning from the TRE course sponsored by the ADE K-12 Standards Unit.
TEXT: Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction for English Language Learners, Grades K-4: ASCD (Linan-Thompson & Vaughn, Alexandra, VA., ASCD, 2007)
*Text is included with course registration.
Session 1: Language Development and Supporting ELs in the Classroom - covers foundations in the Language Development Approach and understanding the specific needs of English Learners.
Session 2: Developing Oral Language while Learning to Read
Session 3: Teaching Foundational Reading Skills to English Learners
Session 4: Fluency and Vocabulary
Session 5: Comprehension and Writing
Sessions 2 – 5 will review key learning from the original Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE) course while making connections to the four principles of Arizona’s Language Development Approach: asset-based behaviors and expectations; integrated instruction in disciplinary language and content; targeted and explicit language instruction; and assessment, monitoring, and feedback.
SUMMER 2021 SESSION DATES: Course is comprised of (5) session dates
Monday, June 14 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, June 28 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, July 12 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, July 29 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, August 9 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm