Supporting Engaged Readers and Writers in the Workshop Model

Supporting Engaged Readers and Writers in the Workshop Model

Overview:  This course is geared towards special education teachers and paraprofessionals who support learners in the reading or writing workshop in grades K-5. Participants will study the structure and philosophy behind the workshop model and a balanced literacy framework. They will explore strategies and supports designed to accelerate a wide range of readers and writers. This course will take educators through a deep study of their own role in building independence and growing joyful and engaged readers and writers.

Audience: Special Education Staff and Paraprofessionals in K-5 Literacy Classrooms

Total Course Time: approximately 14 hours

Instructors: Renae Braun, M.A., Nicole Ponzer, M.S.

A certificate of completion will be given when completed. Buyers have access to the trainings for one calendar year.

Supporting Middle and High School Students: Building Relationships to Dive into Reading and Writing

Overview:  Relationship building and understanding the teenage brain is imperative to developing a healthy working relationship with students.  When a solid relationship is built, paraprofessionals can strategically help students with reading and writing that happens in any content-area.  This module will take paraprofessionals through a learning journey to support building relationships and growing readers and writers.

Audience: Special education teachers and paraprofessionals  teaching in grades 6-12 in an inclusive classroom.

Total Course Time: Approximately 16.5 hours

A certificate of completion will be given when completed. Buyers have access to the trainings for one calendar year.

Instructor: Heather Zimmerman, M.S.

References:

Fountas, Irene C., and Gay Su. Pinnell. The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide, Part 2, for Comprehension: Thinking, Talking, and Writing. Heinemann, 2012.

2-day professional development training and online course

Paraprofessionals in the Inclusive Classroom

Overview:  Research has consistently proven that students learn more in inclusive settings when provided with access to the general education curriculum alongside their peers. Participants will dive into learning all about inclusive education and practices from the perspective of a paraprofessional in the school setting.

Audience: paraprofessionals supporting students grades pre-kindergarten through highschool

Total Course Time: approximately 14.5 hours

Instructor:  Connie Persike, M.S., CCC/SLP

References:

Information Update Bulletin 10.05. (2010). Retrieved 29 March 2020, from https://dpi.wi.gov/sped/laws-procedures-bulletins/bulletins/10-05#Q4; Causton-Theoharis, J. (2009). The Paraprofessional’s Handbook for Effective Support in Inclusive Classrooms (3rd ed.).Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.; Carter, E., Cushing, L., & Kennedy, C. (2009). Strategies for Improving All Students’ Social Lives and Learning (1st ed.). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

A certificate of completion will be given when completed. Buyers have access to the trainings for one calendar year.