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GWC 500-23 Shifting the Balance:Six Ways to Bring the Science of Reading Into the Balanced Literacy Classroom

Ended May 5, 2022
1 credit

Full course description

Event Sponsor: *

Liberty Elementary School - Bismarck Public School District

Event Contact Name: *

Renae Ely

Position or Title: *

Liberty Elementary Instructional Coach

Event Contact Phone: *

(701) 220-5413

Event Contact Email: *

Event Location: *

Liberty Elementary School

Event Start Date: *

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Event End Date: *

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Objective and Outcomes: *

Participants will increase their understanding about how to teach reading in the elementary classroom. This will be an opportunity to look closely at the science of reading research and the balanced literacy approach. Participants will explore ways to integrate reading strategies in their classrooms from both perspectives. The focus will be on six scientifically sound shifts in the areas of: reading comprehension, phonemic awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, cueing systems, and text selection for early reading instruction.

Resources/Course Materials: *

Shifting the Balance: Six Ways to Bring the Science of Reading Into the Balanced Literacy Classroom by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates
The Six Shifts website
study guide
various instructional video clips

Attendance: *

sign in sheet

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application: *

Completion of independent reading of the text and reflection questions on study guide
Group discussion and next steps recorded on PLC meeting notes
Share out of learning at staff meeting
Observation of instructional strategies implemented in classrooms

Submission of Completion and Final Grades: *

Friday, May 20, 2022