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Spencer June 18 2019 Diagnostic Reading, Assessment and Instruction (Area-wide) (Summer 2019) (8257)


This class has been developed for special education educators and literacy educators within Prairie Lakes AEA.  The agenda will include introduction and access to diagnostic assessments to be used with struggling readers, both in special education and general education settings.  Students’ reading deficits need to be diagnosed before effective instruction can occur.  The agenda will also include instructional strategies related to the different reading areas identified as deficits for students (phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding, fluency (rate and accuracy), vocabulary, and comprehension).


Participants will know that --
Diagnostic Assessment is vital to determining individual students strengthens and needs in the area of reading.
Individualized instruction is based on diagnostic data.

Participants will understand that --
Students’ reading deficits need to be diagnosed before effective instruction can occur.  
Analysis of data is vital to determine individualized instructional strategies.
Professional collaboration in addition to coaching and modeling will insure full potential of implementation.

Participants will be able to do these tasks –
Administer diagnostic assessment, analyze the data, and design instructional strategies based on the assessment data.

Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: None
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For:   Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes:   Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Vasher, Heidi Presenter: Heidi Vasher, Janie Eischen, Tricia Christopher &
Registration Begins: 3/27/2019 Registration Ends: 6/20/2019
Payment Methods: Purchase Order and Credit Card Contact: Heidi Vasher
Contact Phone: 7122600070 Facility: Administration Building
Location: Spencer, Administration Building Rubrics File: Diagnostic Reading Class Rubric.pdf

Credits Fees
Licensure Renewal (i) $35.00
No Credit $0.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
6/18/2019 9:00am 3:30pm
6/19/2019 9:00am 3:30pm
9/18/2019 3:30pm 4:30pm
9/25/2019 3:30pm 4:30pm
10/16/2019 3:30pm 4:30pm

Spencer June 18 2019 Diagnostic Reading, Assessment and Instruction (Area-wide) (Summer 2019) (8257)

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Spencer June 18 2019 Diagnostic Reading, Assessment and Instruction (Area-wide) (Summer 2019) (8257)

What are the prerequisites?


Is there a stipend?


Who can I contact if I still have questions?

Heidi Vasher

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