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.