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National Train‑the‑Trainer Institute:
GUIDED READING: Differentiating Using Small Group Instruction Grades K-5

Presented by the Bureau of Education & Research

Bureau of Education & Research - National Train-The-Trainer Institute

Designed for K-5 teachers, team leaders, instructional coaches, mentors, PD trainers, and administrators with Guided Reading experience

Enhance Your Students' Reading Skills By Using Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction. Develop Your Own Trainers!

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Train your staff members to become skilled Guided Reading Trainers who can guide other teachers to strengthen reading achievement with differentiated small group instruction

  • The most effective Guided Reading Train-the-Trainer program available
  • Featuring two of the nation's top Guided Reading experts, Judy Lynch and Mary Peterson

Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

  • Turn your staff members into skilled, knowledgeable Guided Reading trainers who can guide other teachers in the implementation of effective Guided Reading practices
  • Learn how to use outstanding video training clips to demonstrate Guided Reading strategies in practice… Receive a complete grades K-2 or 3-5 video streaming package for use during your own school or district trainings
  • Build Guided Reading expertise among staff to increase reading achievement through differentiated small group instruction
  • Receive critical information on how to deliver high-quality, engaging and effective Guided Reading training sessions for staff
  • Ideal for schools and districts looking to create a core team of trainers to provide training to build and sustain a state-of-the-art Guided Readingprogram
  • School Administrators, District Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Classroom Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, and Administrators are encouraged to attend

What's unique about this National Train-the-Trainer Institute

  • Four days of intensive training combining classroom-proven strategies and video clips of the strategies in action. Show rather than tell your teachers what successful Guided Reading looks like in real classrooms
  • National Guided Reading experts Judy Lynch and Mary Petersonwill provide a comprehensive, interactive and research-based training preparing participants to guide other teachers in the implementation of a successful Guided Reading program
  • Work and collaborate in small groupswith BER instructors to expand and enhance your understanding of Guided Reading strategies specific to grades K-2 or 3-5
  • Gain numerous tips and ideas to prepare and deliver high-quality staff trainingwith the goal of strengthening small group reading instruction and achievement
  • Unique and ideal opportunity for schools and districts to strengthen their foundation, expand their knowledge and implement training for more effective small group differentiated Guided Reading instruction
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Learn and build the necessary foundation for training staff in effective Guided Reading practices

Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

Participants attending will learn the key components for a successful Guided Reading program, which can then be delivered as a professional development framework that fits the schedule according to each school's or district's unique training needs. The following components are included in this four-day train-the-trainer institute.

Significantly Increase Reading Achievement with Guided Reading

  • Proven strategies to organize, manage and differentiate Guided Reading
  • Accelerate the reading success of all your students with ready-to-use strategies and activities that keep students on task and learning
  • Differentiate Guided Reading instruction to better meet the needs of all students – from the struggling to the highly capable

Unlock the Power of Small Group Guided Reading Instruction

  • Use small, flexible groups to focus on the specific instructional needs of students
  • Make the most of valuable teaching time with small groups
  • Discover practical strategies for using Guided Reading to enhance instructional impact and maximize student achievement

Strengthen Your Standards-Based Curriculum with Differentiated Small Group Instruction

  • Link standards-based strategies to differentiated small group daily instruction to accelerate reading skill acquisition
  • Learn how to make best use of existing school or district reading curriculum within a Guided Reading framework to build confident and competent readers

Keep the Rest of the Class Productively Engaged While Teaching Guided Reading Groups

  • How to create and manage timesaving literacy centers that reinforce the essential skills and concepts students need to learn
  • Explore highly motivating and engaging tasks that keep students focused, reading and writing the entire time

Video Clips of Strategies in Action to Demonstrate Effective Guided Reading Practices

  • Best practices for using video training clips to train others
  • Outstanding training tips and a resource kit to train others (each participant will receive ALL the video clips for their grade span to use in their own training)

Receive Comprehensive Training Resources

All participants will receive a valuable package of resources including:

  • Three-Year Subscription to Best-Selling Professional BER Guided Reading PD Resource Kit with Streaming Video used throughout the training (choose K-2 or 3-5). Streaming videos contain the video footage needed for a complete Guided Reading training for your school and district
  • Comprehensive Guided Reading Resource Handbook filled with material to reinforce and extend learning
  • Detailed Electronic Facilitator's Guide and reproducible handouts that walk you through the delivery of a powerful Guided Reading PD
  • An adaptable PowerPoint Presentation to assist your presentation team in quickly developing your own school and district training

Seminar Schedule Overview

Program Schedule: 9:00 A.M. – 3:15 P.M. Daily

Tuesday & Wednesday (9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

Morning general session followed by separate breakout groups by grades K-2 and 3-5 to learn strategies specific to primary and intermediate classrooms.
  • Learn the key components necessary for developing and advancing a successful Guided Reading model in grades K-5
  • Discover best practices for using outstanding video clips to train others in Guided Reading
  • Learn practical, classroom-tested strategies for organizing, implementing and managing successful Guided Reading small group instruction
  • Experience hands-on, interactive small group activities to meet diverse student needs and increase reading comprehension and proficiency
  • Gain powerful, easy-to-use learning center ideas to keep students productively, independently reading and writing while teachers work with small groups
  • Put research-based Guided Reading strategies into a meaningful context that will build confidence to provide effective, ongoing staff training
  • Learn research-based strategies to meet the needs of each child, including struggling students, students with special needs and English Learners using Guided Reading
  • Help teachers connect reading and writing instruction in powerful ways to maximize student success
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Thursday (9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

  • Break out into separate, smaller groups to learn Guided
  • Reading practices specific to grades K-2 or 3-5
  • Focus on detailed Guided Reading strategies and video footage filmed in real classrooms and ideal for training educators serving grades K-2 or 3-5
  • Discover training tips unique to Guided Reading in primary or intermediate classrooms
Friday (9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.)

  • Participants will deliver brief presentations on Guided Reading strategies using video clips and will receive feedback from the BER facilitator
  • Practice presentations will provide the perfect opportunity to listen and interact to deepen understanding, familiarity and confidence with the materials
  • Debriefing of presentations and feedback from the lead instructors will strengthen participants' skills in training
  • Participants will leave with a training plan, including videos for grades K-2 or 3-5, and the confidence to implement state-of-the-art Guided Reading training with staff

Lunch each day will be on your own, providing a great opportunity for networking

Featuring Two of the Nation’s Top Differentiated Instruction Experts

Instructor Image Judy Lynch is a highly experienced K-2 classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, literacy coach, and a national reading expert. Judy has taught in schools with great cultural and linguistic diversity. Her passion is helping all children become successful readers. She authored several Scholastic professional books. Judy is a dynamic speaker, known for her high energy and infectious enthusiasm. She speaks at state and national reading conferences and consults with schools across the country. Her ideas are exciting, innovative and highly practical. Instructor Image Mary Peterson is a highly experienced and enthusiastic grades 3-5 teacher with more than 25 years of teaching experience and is known for her highly motivating ideas and the practicality of her presentations. She is an experienced teacher trainer, mentor, national presenter, and is the author of several professional Scholastic books. Mary's presentations are fast-paced, inspiring and filled with creative, innovative Guided Reading strategies that can be immediately implemented or adapted in any Guided Reading program.

Special Benefits of Attending

State Specific Credit:
You may be eligible for professional development credit through your state. For state specific information, please visit www.ber.org/seminars/credit/ceus.cfm or call 1-800-735-3503.

University Credit Option:
Brandman University LogoUp to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of a follow-up practicum project. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the institute.

SAVE with Group Discounts
The fee is $1395 per person.
If groups of three or more register at the same time, the fee is $1295 per person.

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