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Virtual 2 Day Seminars

Developing Skilled Independent Readers, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021

If you sign up for this section, you are signing up for a virtual section. There are a limited in-person spaces for this course. If you want to take the course in-person, you must register for the in-person section so we can ensure social distancing.

The content for the virtual section and in-person section is the same.

 

COURSE LOGISTICS

  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: Virtual. The instructor will be on-site, and participants will be virtual.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section. Please be prepared to be available for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction for the entire duration of this course.
  • Platform: Canvas and Zoom. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and computer with video and audio. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This two-day seminar will provide participants an opportunity to engage in a discussion of the essential elements required to bring students from struggling to independent readers. We will explore the intersection of decoding, fluency, vocabulary, prior knowledge, and metacognition’s role in the effective use of strategies to help all readers read for understanding. This course will be most helpful for professionals who are interested in further exploring the variables that facilitate reading comprehension. We will use a mix of theory and best practices to empower participants to make deliberate decisions relative to the work they do with students.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding in how the different components of reading complement each other and how to leverage that understanding to instruct students
  • Identify where their struggling reader needs remediation and what instruction to implement
  • Use the potential of students to compensate for relative weaknesses

 

LEVEL

This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.

 

MATERIALS

All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

Credits
10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
July 19-20, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern
$300 $275

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About the Instructor

Adam Hickey

Adam is currently the Landmark School research coordinator and a Landmark Outreach consultant. Previously, Adam taught American literature in addition to his administrative role as an academic advisor. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he studied language and literacy development. While studying at Harvard, he taught at the Maria L. Baldwin School in Cambridge as a reading specialist and explored the influence of early intervention on struggling readers at the elementary level. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Simmons College. Adam is a licensed reading specialist and moderate special needs educator.

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