NDREA - Paraeducator and Tutor Training - Instructional Support: Reading and Writing (Spring 2022) [Multi-Day Series]

February 23, 2022 7:30 AM - February 24, 2022 3:30 PM (CST)

Description

NOTE:  Please complete the first 2 online courses PRIOR to the first online check-in in February (approximately 1 hour per module).

DESCRIPTION: 

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 
  • Ask questions
  • 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-day training 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). 

Time

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)

  • Wednesday, February 23rd:  7:30-8:00 | 3:00-3:30 | 3:45-4:15
  • Thursday, February 24th:      7:15-7:45 | 8:00-8:30 | 3:00-3:30

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, April 19th:                 7:30-8:00 | 3:00-3:30 | 3:45-4:15
  • Wednesday, April 20th:            7:15-7:45 | 8:00-8:30 | 3:00-3:30

*All times are Central Time.  Links for joining the online check-in will be sent via email closer to the session date.

Pricing

COST: FREE

Contact Information

South East Education Cooperative (SEEC)
Name: Danette Brown
Phone: 701-997-5725
Email: danette.brown@k12.nd.us
Details: Professional Learning Specialist
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