Schools and districts in different phases of implementation require differentiated professional development, which is addressed via our Bookworms Intensive Academy. Experienced users with successful implementation after two years graduate from attending to implementation fidelity to focusing on instructional quality and its impact on student work. Bookworms Intensive adds explicit enhancements to the core curriculum to flexibly respond to diverse learners’ needs, but also requires that teachers’ withdraw the enhancements as students gain independence. This Academy invites experienced general educators, special educators, literacy/reading specialists, and ESOL teachers to collaborate meaningfully and deliver Bookworms in the most inclusive, rigorous way for ALL learners. Initial training will be delivered over three days during the summer, and participants continue their collaborative learning throughout the school year during monthly 1-hour PLCs. Participants must be willing to share recorded lessons and give/receive peer coaching.
Day 1: Why and how we intensify core instruction
- Rationale and materials to practice grade-specific lessons that incorporate evidence based visual and verbal scaffolds for word study, comprehension, and writing
Day 2: Why and how we intervene when learning progress is slow or hard to measure
- Examination of Tier II differentiated instruction of foundational skills, progress monitoring, and teacher-student interactions
Day 3: Tier III: Bookworms Intensive
- Introduction to systematic procedures for delivering a new Bookworms-aligned tier III intervention, to be implemented more fully during the school year.
August 3, 2022 - August 5, 2022
9:00 am - 4:00 pm