Science of Reading Academy
Presented by California Department of Education, Diagnostic Center, Central California
Based on science of reading research, this course is designed to introduce teachers and other interested professionals to fundamental knowledge and skills needed for effective reading instruction and assessment practices. Knowledge and skills taught in this course are aligned with California Common Core Standards and California Dyslexia Guidelines. This course was created for professionals working in an educational setting and seeking increased understanding and skill in effective reading instruction.
To provide educators with a knowledge in science of reading research and practices, combined with hands-on practical skills and individualized support.
Educators are invited to participate in 12 live virtual training sessions, self-paced individual study, and personalized support in the area of reading instruction from a science of reading perspective.
Participation is free to educators in California's public schools; space may be limited and administrator permission will be required. Please see course syllabus and registration form for additional details.
|Date / Time||Title||Presenter|
|August 27, 2021||Introduction to Science of Reading||Paula Velez|
|September 3, 2021
||What is Orthographic Mapping?||Paula Velez|
|September 10, 2021
||Phonological Awareness: What It Is & Why It Matters||Jodie Dittmar|
|September 17, 2021
||Phonological Awareness Teaching Strategies||Jodie Dittmar|
|October 8, 2021
||Decoding & Word Recognition: What It Is & Why It Matters||Gwen Deeter|
|October 15, 2021
||Decoding & Word Recognition: Teaching Strategies||Gwen Deeter|
|October 22, 2021
||Teaching Syllabication & Morphology||Patricia Deroian|
|October 29, 2021
||Teaching Vocabulary & Comprehension||Patricia Deroian|
|November 12, 2021
||Semantics & Syntax in Structured Literacy Instruction||Paula Velez|
|November 19, 2021
||Structured Literacy Teaching Practices||Paula Velez|
|December 3, 2021
||Reading Assessment Tools||Paula Velez|
|December 10, 2021
||Using Reading Assessment to Inform Instruction||Paula Velez|
Fall registration closes September 3, 2021. We're planning to offer another virtual academy during the spring semester of 2022.
For course syllabus and registration information, please contact Dawn McHenry at email@example.com or (559) 243-4047.
We are happy to announce that Diagnostic Center Central resumed in-person assessments May 2021. Please be advised that the Diagnostic Center is experiencing unusual delays in scheduling student assessments due to our limitations providing in-person services during the 2020-21 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Student assessments are scheduled based upon the application date and the availability of the most appropriate assessment team for each student. Please know that we are committed to scheduling student assessments in the most expedient and efficient manner as possible. Thank you for your patience as we move forward during these challenging times. Please Contact Us if you have additional questions.
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