NDREA - Paraeducator and Tutor Training - Instructional Support: Reading and Writing (Fall 2022) [Multi-Day Series]
October 11, 2022 8:00 AM - October 12, 2022 4:00 PM
NOTE: Please complete the first 2 online courses PRIOR to the first online check-in in October (approximately 1 hour per module).
In collaborating with the Department of Public Instruction, SEEC and NESC are excited to introduce our latest professional learning opportunity - Master Teacher Paraeducator Online Training!
The training is designed to support North Dakota schools' paraeducators and tutors in the acquisition and application of instructional practices deemed effective for increasing K-12 students' learning outcomes. We have partnered with The Master Teacher, a company that has developed an online training platform that includes 148 self-paced courses. Participants will have free access to all courses for one year.
Participants will complete designated courses prior to engaging in 2 scheduled synchronous, virtual connections in which they will collaborate with others in the field to:
Synthesize their learning
Provide insight into their work
Practice their new learning and skills in a safe and inclusive setting
Participants will engage with the following courses:
Module 1: Supporting Reading Instruction in Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics, Part 1 (course 162)
Understand the importance of continuing support for reading instruction in the content areas
Discuss the “roadblocks” that affect teachers and students with regard to reading in the content areas
Gain knowledge of various instructional strategies with which to support reading instruction for students before instruction in the content area occurs
Module 2: Supporting Reading Instruction in Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics, Part II (course 163)
Recognize when reading instruction support is needed and the role of the paraeducator in delivering such support
Gain knowledge of various instructional strategies to support reading during instruction for students in all content areas
Gain knowledge of various instructional strategies with which to support reading after instruction in all content areas
Module 3: Supporting Adolescents Who Have Learning Disabilities in Writing (course 216)
Understand how learning disabilities affect writing skills
Learn about the emotional impact that adolescent learners with learning disabilities in writing may experience
Identify positive, daily interventions for adolescents with learning disabilities in writing
Module 4: Providing Strategies for Struggling Readers in All Areas (course 235)
Develop an understanding of early literacy and the skills necessary for a student to be able to read successfully
Learn how to increase students’ understanding of print with a focus on motivation and awareness
Examine ways to support phonological and phonemic awareness in beginning readers
Learn strategies for teaching sight word vocabulary and reading fluency skills in beginning readers
Identify the strategies a student can use to decode unknown words
Identify techniques to support students’ reading comprehension
Become aware of ways to encourage students in becoming independent, lifelong readers
DELIVERY: This multi-daytraining will be delivered VIRTUALLY. Participants will complete 4 online courses asynchronously AND participate in 2 synchronous online check-ins throughout the semester (one after Courses 1 and 2; one after Courses 3 and 4).
PRESENTER: Danette Brown, Professional Learning Specialist, SEEC
AUDIENCES: Administrators, Superintendents, Afterschool Program Staff, Paraprofessionals, and Substitute Teachers
CREDIT: This training will count toward 5 hours of Cafeteria Credit (for those eligible for Graduate Credit).
Participants will complete 4 online modules asynchronously AND participate in 2 online check-ins:
Modules 1 and 2: (Asynchronous)
1. Supporting Reading Instruction in Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics, Part 1 (course 162)
2. Supporting Reading Instruction in Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics, Part II (course 163)
Online Check-in #1:(Must attend one session) (Modules 1 & 2 must be completed prior to check-in)
Tuesday, October 11th: 8:00-8:30 | 3:00-3:30 | 3:45-4:15
Wednesday, October 12th: 7:30-8:00 | 8:15-8:45 | 3:30-4:00
Modules 3 and 4:(Asynchronous)
3. Supporting Adolescents Who Have Learning Disabilities in Writing (course 216)
4. Providing Strategies for Struggling Readers in All Areas (course 235)
Online Check-in #2:(Must attend one session) (Modules 3 & 4 must be completed prior to check-in)
Tuesday, December 20th: 8:00-8:30 | 3:00-3:30 | 3:45-4:15
Wednesday, December 21st: 7:30-8:00 | 8:15-8:45 | 3:30-4:00
*All times are Central Time. Links for joining the online check-in will be sent via email closer to the session date.