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Increasing the Rate of Progress for Struggling Readers


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This course is designed for K-12 classroom teachers and literacy/curriculum specialists interested in increasing the rate of progress for our most tangled readers.

Topics include simplified diagnostic reading assessments, necessary core classroom practices, strategic small group instruction and one-on-one conferences, school wide program analysis, quality technology enhancements, effective reading intervention programs, inexpensive and highly effective summer reading programs as well as learning from teachers, schools and districts that have made marked gains.

Participants will walk away with action plans for classroom and school wide change.

Required text: What Really Matters for Struggling Readers, by Richard Allington. Participants are asked to read the first chapter before the first class meeting

Instructor: Jennifer Kempf-Burkart, MEd

Graduate Continuing education credit: CEED 876-13, 1 semester hour, $350
Noncredit: $250, includes 15 CEUs or PDUs, $100 student rate. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%

Jennifer Kempf-Burkart is an Instructional Specialist in the Beaverton Public School District as well as an adjunct professor for the both Reading Endorsement and Special Education programs at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. In her work, she coordinates curriculum, develops and monitors assessment practices, coaches educators in best practices for classroom instruction and reading intervention, delivers staff development and specializes in designing individual reading interventions as well as school-wide action plans for our most tangled readers.