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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Minnesota Reading Association (MRA) Book Club & Visit featuring Dr. Catherine Snow

Friday, September 26, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Minnesota Department of Education
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PRESS Half-Day Workshop: What's Next? Interpreting Screening Data for Targeted Tiered Interventions

Friday, October 10, 2014
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

The school year has started and you're examining your students' literacy skills, in part, through reviewing your classroom's screening data. So, what's next? This 3-hour workshop will show you an efficient process to analyze your classroom data and create tiered supports for your students. Specifically, we will introduce a class-wide intervention framework for classrooms where over half of students are below benchmark. This process helps strengthen core instruction and within a short time frame of ten days, the number of students needing an intervention can be significantly reduced. Join us as we explore the process and tools of class-wide interventions! Registration fee is $150 (includes the PRESS Intervention Manual and teacher CEUs). More information & registration here.

Workshop: PRESS Forward! A research-based framework for literacy achievement

November 13-14, 2014
University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus

The Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites (PRESS) is a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework for literacy in grades K-5. Stemming from three years of research, PRESS encompasses four key components: 1) quality core instruction, 2) tiered interventions, 3) embedded and ongoing professional development, and 4) data-based decision making. Read more about the four pillars of PRESS here. PRESS provides professional development and consultation to school districts across the nation as well as manuals for data-based decision making, intervention, and assessment.

Join us for an in-depth training on the PRESS framework with specific ideas for implementation within your schools.

The workshops are intended for teams of 3-4 elementary school or district staff (administrators, grade-level team leaders, literacy coaches/coordinators, and reading interventionists). Teams may register for either Day 1 alone, or Days 1 and 2 together. Each participant will receive a PRESS Intervention Manual and CEUs. More information & registration here.



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