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PRESS Forward! A research-based framework for literacy achievement

PRESS Feb 26-27 2015 FlyerFebruary 26-27, 2015
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

We're sorry, this workshop is full. To be placed on the wait list, please contact Shona Burke at

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 here.

Data-Based Instructional Planning: Moving from Tier 2 to Tier 3 Support

PRESS March 2, 2015 workshop flyerPresented by Dr. Jennifer McComas
University of Minnesota, Dept. of Educational Psychology

In multi-tiered systems of support, supplemental instructional support is provided for students who are not experiencing academic success with high quality core instruction alone. Individual student progress is monitored at least bi-weekly and adjustments are made to the Tier 2 intervention as indicated by the data. Occasionally, the data suggest that the Tier 2 instructional support is insufficient for meeting a student’s needs. In such cases, a brief academic analysis is warranted to identify an individualized instructional strategy to effectively meet the student’s unique academic needs.

March 2, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

This workshop is designed for school staff who are responsible for academic instruction or supporting academic instruction, including data-based decision making, and is intended for staff who routinely utilize Tier 2 interventions, progress monitoring data, and data-based instructional planning. Participants will review appropriate allocation of Tier 2 resources and processes for data review and problem solving within Tier 2, learn about the process involved in the brief academic analysis, and use case examples to practice data-based instructional planning, problem solving, analysis, and intervention selection at Tier 3.

Attendees should have completed a PRESS Tier 2 workshop or be working in a school where Tier 2 interventions and data-based instructional decisions are routine practice. Registration is $100 per person. More information & registration here.

Save the date! MCRR 2015 Summer Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
University of Minnesota - St. Paul Campus

More details will be posted as the date gets closer, but save the date! MCRR hosts this annual workshop for reading practitioners and school literacy leaders, connecting them to the latest reading research findings and applications through workshops given by U of M faculty and staff who are directly engaged in reading research projects. The workshop will feature a keynote address along with breakout sessions led by U of M faculty and staff from the College of Education and Human Development.



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