The purpose of this training is to help participants gain a greater understanding of what the Science of Reading has determined to be the foundational skills that are needed in order to become a proficient reader. In this series, Participants will explore current instructional practices in reading and the impact it has on reading proficiency. The training will also provide context for the importance of effective reading instruction and the impact that it has on equity for all students. In order to overcome equity barriers, educators need to focus on systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. We will take a look at some ineffective practices and why those may not be working, in order to realign our thinking and pedagogy to what is research-based and effective.
Targeted Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, literacy/reading instructors, and administrators Participants will be able to:
• Describe the current status of reading achievement of students in the United States and New York State.
• Describe the gap between what is known about effective reading instruction and the implementation of effective reading instruction.
• Identify theories of reading that are supported by research.
• List the skills that are essential for proficient reading and how to best teach those skills