Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

A Diagnostic Approach to Planning Decoding and Reading Fluency: Using Assessments to Drive Instructional Choice – Virtual Summer Institute 2020


  • Type: Two-day virtual workshop
  • Duration: On the dates and times listed in the course information section
  • Attendance: Live online meetings at the beginning and end of the day, as well as independent, asynchronous online work in between these meetings
  • Platform: Zoom and Canvas. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins



Basic reading skills (phonological awareness, decoding, and fluency) are essential to academic achievement. Within each area, there are many subskills and patterns that may determine a specific direction for instruction. This course will look at each component of basic reading through the lense of assessment to help determine appropriate interventions. For each area of reading, there will be review of formal assessments (e.g., CTOPP-2, WIAT-III, KTEA-3, GORT-5) and informal assessment tools (e.g., aimswebPlus, teacher-generated assessments). After reviewing testing, case studies will be used to guide a discussion around developing long-term and daily lesson plans to address student needs.



This course is appropriate for teachers of all grade levels.



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
Dates/Time Price
July 23-24, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Meghan Sebens

Meghan is the reading supervisor, testing coordinator, and an academic advisor at Landmark’s Elementary•Middle School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Macalester College and a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College. Meghan has taught a variety of subjects during her time at Landmark.

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