Institute for Educational Development


Location: PORTLAND
Date: May 23, 2019


$259.00 per person
Group Price: $239.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Increasing Your Reading Intervention Impact: Intentional Differentiated Interventions to Accelerate Literacy Success (Grades K-5)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Mary Howard

Author of Good to Great Teaching: Focusing on the Literacy Work that Matters (Heinemann)

Specifically Designed for Grades K-5 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • Proven instructional intervention strategies to help support struggling readers achieve greater literacy success
  • Open-ended “POWER” strategies that increase the effectiveness of reading interventions
  • Research-based differentiated interventions
  • Heighten your impact by merging intervention and differentiation to accelerate greater literacy success for struggling readers

Practical Strategies

For too long, reading interventions have labeled and segregated our struggling readers. In this outstanding NEW seminar, internationally recognized literacy expert, Mary Howard will share how to significantly increase the impact of literacy instruction for your struggling readers. You’ll discover practical and proven ways to incorporate intentional differentiated intervention opportunities for struggling readers that will accelerate their literacy learning.

Mary will share new and innovative ways to shift your intervention mindset to make room for more robust instruction, targeted support and enthusiastic literacy learning throughout the school day. Mary will identify both roadblocks and critical components of this broader literacy design with specific strategies that can be implemented immediately to refocus your time and energy on the most essential literacy practices. You will leave this power-packed session with a renewed sense of focus and a treasure chest of powerful tips, strategies and ideas to accelerate the success of your struggling readers.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Optimize Literacy Instruction for Your Struggling Readers
    Learn dozens of engaging strategies that dramatically increase the quality of instruction to help your struggling readers achieve greater success … Discover a wide variety of intervention options for all instructional settings
  2. Re-Envision Interventions for Greater Impact
    Optimize student literacy growth with powerful day-to-day differentiated interventions that provide layers of support for more responsive accelerated learning
  3. Make Better Use of Small Group or Side-By-Side Options to Focus on Unique Needs of Struggling Readers
    Initiate a variety of flexible homogeneous and heterogeneous supports to initiate easy-to-implement opportunities that are both intensive and invitational
  4. Incorporate a Menu of Thoughtful High-Impact Interventions
    Expertly blend whole class, teacher-supported and peer-supported learning that will increase the impact of your interventions
  5. Use Text Experiences to Accelerate Support
    Use engaging text experiences to promote student-centered peer collaborations that empower your instructional impact with moment-to-moment accelerated support
  6. Instantly Transform Learning Experiences into Differentiated Interventions
    Learn how to initiate brief, targeted interventions … Discover innovative ways to accelerate your instructional impact through thoughtful and flexible support opportunities
  7. Intensify Text-Centered Differentiated Interventions with Simple Instructional Shifts
    Offer a wide range of content and topic texts, images, video, poetry, wordless books, and picture books options that build strategic knowledge and promote independent problem solving
  8. Use the Reciprocal Nature of Reading and Writing to Accelerate Literacy Growth
    Combine reading and writing in ways that will dramatically enhance the quality of your instructional interventions and increase the potential for transfer of learning
  9. Use Day-to-Day Assessments to Inform Your Differentiated Interventions
    Initiate easy-to-use assessments that document student learning in ways that will inform your instruction and promote transfer through multiple contexts and settings
  10. Incorporate an Instructional Framework that Accommodates Daily Interventions
    Redefine the role of interventions by creating a daily schedule that will raise your instructional impact

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Powerful differentiated interventions to accelerate literacy progress based on the needs of your struggling readers
  • How to blend complex and just right texts for combined instructional impact
  • The essential elements (and myths) of literacy intervention practices
  • What moment-to-moment interventions look like, feel like and sound like
  • Simple ways to increase the effectiveness of your literacy interventions
  • How to use formative assessment to inform and enhance the success of interventions
  • Ways to fine-tune your literacy program so that it will function at the maximum level
  • How to embed interventions into the heat-of-learning moments
  • Practical ways to raise your instructional intensity using a wide range of support options
  • A menu of flexible scaffolds for on-the-spot differentiated interventions
  • How to identify the most essential approaches to elevate interventions
  • Specific intervention ideas to increase stamina and student engagement for struggling readers
  • POWER instructional practices that can be adapted across all topics and grade levels

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

More than 40 years ago, I began a life-long journey of ensuring literacy success for our most fragile learners. Since my entry as a special education teacher, I have become a vocal advocate for celebrating the many gifts that all children bring to the learning table. I have questioned how Response to Intervention (RTI) has been implemented as RTI studies illustrate less than impressive results. It is now my professional imperative to design an intervention framework that will embrace all learners, dramatically reduce the need for pull-out approaches and decrease, rather than widen, the existing gap.

I’ve designed this new seminar to show how simple instructional shifts can significantly alter our intervention success when accelerated support occurs across the day. In spite of extensive research to the contrary, volume and joy have often become the sacrificial lamb as intervention skill and drill ignores decades of research support for instructional opportunities that elevate meaning, purpose, authenticity, and choice. Too often, children are removed from the very experiences that could accelerate success and beckon them as valued members of our learning communities.

The good news is that we must no longer choose between interventions and joyful literacy. In this powerful learning day, I will help you re-envision what is possible with easy-to-implement practices designed to intensify your instruction through responsive differentiated interventions. You will learn dozens of open-ended approaches that are supported by research on literacy and how the brain learns. I’ll share with you proven ways to amplify your potential as you invite your students to become life-long readers who lead readerly lives both within and beyond our four walls. Joy-centered interventions are completely within our reach and I am excited to show you what enthusiastic, responsive, thoughtful literacy instruction looks like.

Sincerely,
Dr. Mary Howard

P.S. You will leave with an extensive resource handbook filled with strategies, tips, tools, ideas and approaches that will help you accelerate your struggling readers’ literacy progress in the most engaging and pleasurable ways – and you will leave inspired and energized!

Who Should Attend

Grades K-5 Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • An extensive toolbox of specific intervention shifts to maximize your instructional efforts across the learning day
    • Easy-to-implement, on-the-spot interventions
    • Specific suggestions to raise the intensity and quality of your interventions through varied flexible small groups and one-on-one coaching and conferring
    • Differentiated interventions for just right moments in the day for more intensive and responsive instructional supports
    • Dozens of resources, forms and ideas that will help you put your learning into immediate practice and provide your students with accelerated support
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in practical ways to strengthen the achievement of struggling readers in grades K-5.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Mary Howard will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own reading program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.