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Upcoming Events & Workshops

Richard Milner at UMN Feb 5, 2015Richard Milner Workshop And Talk On Diversity In Education

Thursday, February 5, 2015
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Education Science 325

Richard Milner to give a workshop and public talk about the opportunity gap and diversity in teacher education. Professor Milner is the Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, Professor of Education, and Director of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a policy fellow of the National Education Policy Center and the author of the bestselling "Start Where You Are But Don't Stay There; Understanding Diversity, Opportunity Gaps, and Teaching in Today's Classrooms,"published in 2010 by Harvard Education Press. Currently, he is Editor-in-chief of Urban Education and co-editor of the Handbook of Urban Education, published with Routledge Press in 2014.

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

PRESS logoThursday, 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.

PRESS Forward! A research-based framework for literacy achievement

PRESS Feb 26-27 2015 FlyerFebruary 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.

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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