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Using Coaches to Improve Adolescent Literacy Instruction: Seminar Descriptions

Literacy Coaching Seminar One:
Progress Monitoring and Matching Students to Text

On April 4, 2008 a group of SEA Literacy Leaders met to learn more about and to discuss how to monitor the progress of secondary students and match them to texts.

In a series of three workshops, tools for differentiating instruction based on student assessments were presented by Dr. Andrea Kotula.


Literacy Coaching Seminar Two:
Improving Literacy Instruction in the Content Areas

Ongoing literacy instruction and development needs to be a key part of the broader effort of improving secondary schools. This seminar, held on May 22, 2008, aimed to assist educators with this by:


Literacy Coaching Seminar Three:
How to Assess the Impact of Interventions

Date: TBD
Location: TBD

This seminar will examine how to assess the impact of different intervention programs using scientifically based research published by the Regional Education Laboratory (REL) Northeast and Islands, the REL Southeast, the Center on Instruction (COI) and the Institute of Educational Science (IES).

The seminar will focus on the effectiveness of targeted intervention programs in improving student reading and will provide concrete guidance for participants who need information in making sound decisions to improve instruction and raise student achievement on state reading assessments.

In addition, this seminar will provide information about available tests and programs relevant to secondary school students, including those used in urban and rural districts.

Registration for this seminar will be available soon. Please check back in the next few days.