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

November 13-14, 2014
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

We're sorry, this workshop is full. To be added to the wait-list, please contact Shona Burke at sfburke@umn.edu or 612-626-6979. You can also sign up for our email list and follow us on Facebook to be notified about upcoming workshops.


PRESS Half-Day Workshop: What's Next? Interpreting Screening Data for Targeted Classwide Interventions

Friday, December 12, 2014
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

For many teachers, the winter screening period is approaching and you will be reviewing your classroom data to determine student progress and action plans to help those who are struggling. This 3-hour workshop will prepare you with an efficient process to analyze your classroom literacy data. Specifically, we will introduce a classwide reading intervention framework and tools for classrooms where over half of students are below benchmark. Registration is $150 per person and includes a PRESS Intervention Manual and teacher clock hours for each participant. Registration here.


PRESS Half-Day Workshop - Success in Small Group Reading Intervention: Implementing Tier 2 and Monitoring Progress Efficiently and Effectively for K-5 Students

Thursday, February 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Do you need help selecting and implementing effective small group interventions for K-5 struggling readers? Would you like to learn an efficient process for progress monitoring and data-based decision making? This 3-hour workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to implement Tier 2 reading interventions based on student screening and diagnostic data. We will share a decision making process for selecting targeted interventions, demonstrate the interventions, provide examples and suggestions for implementation in your classroom, and give you time for discussion, questions, and reflection. Registration is $150 per person and includes a PRESS Intervention Manual and teacher clock hours for each participant. Registration here.


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

February 26-27, 2015
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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.


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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