Event Dates:

March 13-16, 2017

Cost of Attendance:

Single Person Fee:

Group Fee:
$1295.00 per person.

Event Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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National Train-the-Trainer Institute
Early Intervention Strategies to Help Your Students who Struggle with Reading Accuracy, Fluency and Comprehension
Grades K-2

Presented by the Bureau of Education & Research

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

Designed for K-2 teachers, reading and literacy coaches, Title I and special education staff, team leaders, instructional coaches, department heads, mentors, professional development trainers, and administrators with experience working with students who struggle with reading

The most effective Early Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers Train‑the‑Trainer program available

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Train your staff members to become skilled trainers who can guide other teachers to more successful Early Intervention Reading practices

  • The most effective Early Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers Train‑the‑Trainer program available
  • Featuring two of the nation’s top experts on Reading and Early Intervention, Denise Gudwin and Judy Lynch

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

  • Turn your staff members into skilled, knowledgeable trainers who can guide other teachers to use powerful early intervention strategies to help students struggling with the key reading skills of decoding, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension
  • Learn how to use outstanding video training clips to demonstrate specific strategies in action, addressing the reading deficits struggling students experience that can prevent them from finding early success with reading … Receive ALL the video clips for use during training in your own school(s) or district
  • Build expertise among staff in key early intervention identification and needed intervention strategies to increase successful, proactive practices to move students forward faster in their reading success
  • Receive critical information on how to deliver high-quality, engaging and effective training sessions on implementing outstanding early reading intervention strategies to increase the reading skills of students who struggle the most
  • Ideal for schools and districts looking to create a core team of trainers to provide training to build skills and sustain a comprehensive positive learning model that maintains your high standards … Each potential trainer should have experience working with students who struggle with reading in grades K-2

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

  • Four days of intensive training combining classroom-proven strategies and video clips of strategies in action. Show rather than tell your teachers how to teach, strengthen and coach students who struggle with reading
  • National reading experts, Denise Gudwin and Judy Lynch, will provide a comprehensive, interactive and research-based training preparing participants to guide other teachers in the implementation of successful early intervention for students who struggle with key reading skills
  • Gain numerous tips and ideas to prepare and deliver high-quality staff training to help teachers identify reading deficits and intervene with specific strategies to address the needs of struggling readers
  • Unique and ideal opportunity for schools and districts to strengthen their foundation, expand their knowledge and implement training to significantly help students increase their early reading skills to achieve greater success in school

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Learn and build the necessary foundation for training staff in Early Reading Interventions for Students Who Struggle with Reading Accuracy, Fluency and Comprehension: Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

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

Participants attending will learn the essential components of a successful, effective early reading intervention program for students who struggle with reading due to lack of key skills, which can then be delivered as a staff development framework that fits your schedule according to each school or district’s unique scheduling and training needs. The following key components are included in this four-day train-the-trainer institute.

Practical Strategies to Address Key Reading Weaknesses and Skill Deficits that Prevent Students from Reading with Accuracy and Fluency

  • Clearly understand the foundational reading skills that are vital to the development of struggling readers in grades K-2
  • Specific, oral language strategies to increase phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency skills, and listening comprehension
  • Small group intervention strategies and techniques for improving vocabulary and fluency to help students meet grade-level reading goals
  • Numerous word-work strategies to increase decoding, accuracy and fluency specifically for struggling readers
  • How to incorporate multiple measures to identify why a student is having reading difficulty and determine the next step in instruction

Powerful Early Intervention Strategies to Help Students Struggling with Reading Comprehension

  • Solutions for specific reading needs with targeted interventions for maximum comprehension growth
  • Effectively coach students to better understand what they read by scaffolding them at their zone of maximum proximal instruction
  • How to address the various text forms and use close reading to assist in greater understanding of what is being read
  • How to use intervention strategies more successfully in small, guided reading and writing groups

Highly Effective Training Strategies You Can Use to Train Others

  • Specific training tips and tools to help you become an effective presenter
  • Ideas and resources for organizing, planning and delivering successful training to your staff

Video Clips of Teachers in Action to Demonstrate Effective Strategies for Working with Struggling Readers

  • 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 video clips to use in their training)

Receive Comprehensive Training Resources (Valued at Over $450!)

All participants will receive a valuable package of resources including:

  • Best-Selling Professional BER Videos used throughout the training. DVDs contain the video footage needed for a complete training for your schools or district
  • Detailed Trainer’s Guide that walks participants through the delivery of the program including a PowerPoint presentation adaptable for immediate use
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  • Comprehensive Resource Handbook, Early Intervention Strategies to Help Your Students who Struggle with Reading Accuracy, Fluency and Comprehension, which is filled with material to reinforce and extend learning and help train others
  • Tips and Strategies for successful presentations

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Seminar Schedule Overview

Program Schedule: 8:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Daily

Monday & Tuesday(8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Learn practical strategies to expand and enhance your understanding of key reading skills in order to respond strategically and with greater success so you can train your teachers
  • Discover best practices for using outstanding video clips to train others
  • Learn how you can train others to recognize and strategize for reading skill deficits and teach students who struggle with decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and understanding of what they read
  • Accelerate oral language skills to see greater reading growth
  • Learn practical ideas to coach struggling readers in ways that keep them engaged and learning – how to accelerate rather than remediate
  • Help your staff increase students’ repertoire of sight words, expand their vocabulary and learn best ways to develop strong decoding skills through word work, and much more!
  • How to focus on specific learning needs and target interventions for maximum comprehension growth
  • How to train others to coach students to greater understanding as they read by scaffolding them at the cutting edge of their learning
  • Expand students’ familiarity with a range of text structures and features to better develop their reading skills
  • Identify and use key presenting skills to deliver high-quality and engaging training sessions
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Wednesday(8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Break out into smaller groups to begin developing a plan to train your staff in effective early reading intervention strategies, including using guided reading and guided writing strategies to help your struggling readers
  • Focus on video footage ideal for training teachers to develop proactive strategies when working with students who have difficulty with the key reading skills of decoding, accuracy, fluency, and comprehension
  • Discover valuable tips unique to training teachers with numerous techniques and tools to maximize their effectiveness when working with students struggling with reading
Thursday(8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • Participants will deliver brief presentations on early reading intervention strategies using video clips and will receive feedback from BER group facilitators
  • 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 each participant’s training skills
  • Participants will leave with a training plan, model video clips for grades K-2 and the confidence to implement a training program that focuses on early intervention strategies to build a foundation of reading skills that are vital to the development of young readers and their success in school

Featuring Two of the Nation’s Top Co-Teaching Experts

Anne Beninghof Dr. Denise Gudwin is an acclaimed teacher, author and outstanding nationally recognized presenter in the areas of literacy, learning disabilities, mentoring/coaching, inclusive/co-teaching practices, and Reading Response to Intervention. Experienced as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer as well as an administrator of professional development and a special education program, Denise brings 38 years of experience working with students who have reading difficulties and is also the author of several books and journal articles on coaching, mentoring, professional development, and literacy, featuring best practices for struggling students. Denise is known for her research-based ideas and practical strategies that you will be able to immediately apply and use when training others in helping struggling readers. Sonya Heineman Kunkel Judy Lynch is a highly experienced K-2 classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, literacy coach, and a national reading expert. Using her Master’s Degree and Reading Specialist credential, Judy has taught in schools with large populations of children with ethnic and language diversities. Her passion is helping all children become successful readers. She is also the author of many popular professional books for Scholastic. 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 and innovative, yet highly practical.

Special Benefits of Attending

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

University Credit Option:
Brandman University LogoGraduate 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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Chicago • March 13-16, 2017

Aloft O’Hare – Rosemont

9700 Balmoral Avenue, Rosemont, IL 60018
Ph: (847) 671-4444

Special Rates:

$139 (single-quad) plus tax – Standard Room.

  • Book your overnight accommodations by calling the Aloft O’Hare – Rosemont at (847) 671-4444 to receive these special rates, based on availability. To make reservations, please call before February 10, 2017 and request the group rate for “Bureau of Education & Research: Early Intervention Reading.”
    You may also book online. Please go to www.starwoodmeeting.com/book/BERMAR17.

Enjoy all that Chicago has to offer
Enjoy all the Aloft O’Hare – Rosemont has to offer! The meeting site is within walking distance to a variety of restaurants, shopping, Zanies Comedy Club, and other entertainment opportunities for you and your colleagues, or grab a cab in the evenings to enjoy all that downtown Chicago offers!

There’s no need to rent a car with so many options available within walking distance. The hotel offers a shuttle to O’Hare International Airport and the meeting site is a short cab ride or “EL” train ride to downtown Chicago.

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