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4 Day Event:
December 4, 2017
through December 7, 2017

Single Person Fee:

Group Fee:
(3 or more people)
$1,295.00 per person

Event Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

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December 4, 2017

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National Train-the-Trainer Institute
GUIDED READING to Differentiate Instruction That Works!
(Grades K-6)

Presented by the Bureau of Education & Research

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

Designed for K-6 teachers, team leaders, instructional coaches, mentors, PD trainers, and administrators with Guided Reading experience

The most effective Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction train-the-trainer program available

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 trainers of using Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction who can guide other teachers to powerfully enhance reading instruction

  • The most effective Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction 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

  • Become a skilled, knowledgeable trainer of Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction … Train and support other teachers in the implementation of effective Guided Reading practices that are differentiated to meet the needs of all students
  • Learn how to use outstanding video training clips to demonstrate Guided Reading differentiation strategies in action … Receive a complete K-2 or 3-6 DVD video training package with ALL the video clips needed for your own school or district trainings
  • Receive critical information on how to deliver high-quality, engaging and effective Guided Reading Differentiation 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 reading program that differentiates instruction to maximize student success in grades K-6

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 Differentiated instruction looks like in real classrooms
  • National Guided Reading Experts Judy Lynch and Mary Petersonwill provide a comprehensive, interactive and research-based Guided Reading training to prepare participants to train other teachers in the implementation of a successful Guided Reading program that meets yourstate standards
  • Work and collaborate in small groups with BER instructors to expand and enhance your understanding of Guided Reading strategies specific to grades K-2 or 3-6
  • Gain numerous tips, ideas and resources to prepare and deliver high-quality staff trainingto begin, build on or sustain Guided Reading in your school or district. (You’ll leave with copies of all the resources including all video clips needed for training educators at your grade level)
  • Unique and ideal opportunity for schools and districtsto turn staff members into skilled, knowledgeable Guided Reading trainers who can train and support other teachers in the effective implementation of Guided Reading to differentiate instruction
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Enhance Your Students’ Reading Skills By Training Your Staff in Using Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction

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 staff development framework that fits the schedule according to each school’s or district’s unique scheduling and training needs. The following components are included in this four-day train-the-trainer institute.

Making Guided Reading a Powerful Teaching Strategy to Significantly Increase Reading Achievement

  • Proven classroom strategies to organize, manage and differentiate Guided Reading
  • Strategies that keep students on task and learning
  • Using Guided Reading as an opportunity to differentiate 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 your students
  • Make the most of your valuable teaching time with small groups
  • Valuable techniques to keep students on track with “just-in-time” teaching interventions

Implement Your State Standards in Reading

  • Use Guided Reading to provide specific differentiated instruction techniques to accelerate your students’ acquisition of reading skills
  • Strategies to build confident and competent readers
  • Use Guided Reading strategies to maximize student success

Utilize Your Existing Reading Curriculum and Materials in a Guided Reading Framework

  • Examine best practices for using structure and process of Differentiated Guided Reading with your school or district reading curriculum
  • Discover practical strategies to use Guided Reading to enhance instructional effectiveness and student success

What to Do with the Rest of the Class While Teaching Guided Reading Groups

  • How to create and manage timesaving, reading learning centers that reinforce the literacy skills and concepts your students need to learn
  • Classroom-proven techniques for setting up highly motivating reading literacy centers that keep students focused during independent learning time

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

Receive Comprehensive Training Resources (Valued at Over $550!)

All participants will receive a valuable package of resources including:

  • 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 level to use in their own training sessions)
  • Best-Selling, Professional BER Videos used throughout the training (choose either Grades K-2 DVD or Grades 3-6 DVD). DVDs contain the video footage needed for a complete Differentiated Guided Reading training for your school and district
  • Comprehensive Guided Reading Resource Handbook, Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction That Works! filled with material to reinforce and extend learning
  • Detailed Trainer’s Guide that walks participants through the delivery of the program including a PowerPoint presentation adaptable for immediate use
  • Tips and Strategies for successful presentations along with presentation resources

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 the key components necessary for developing and advancing a successful Guided Reading Differentiation model in grades K-6
  • Discover best practices for using outstanding video clips to train others in Guided Reading Differentiation strategies
  • Learn practical, classroom-tested strategies for organizing, implementing and managing Guided Reading groups to better meet your students’ needs
  • Experience hands-on, interactive, small group activities to meet diverse student needs and increase student understanding and proficiency in reading
  • Gain powerful, easy-to-use reading learning center ideas to keep your students independently reading and writing while you 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 all students, including struggling students, students with special needs and English Language Learners by using differentiated instruction in guided reading small groups
  • Help teachers connect reading and writing instruction in powerful ways to maximize student success
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Wednesday (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

  • Break out into separate, smaller groups to learn Guided Reading differentiation practices specific to grades K-2 or 3-6
  • Focus on Guided Reading video footage filmed in real classrooms ideal for training educators serving grades K-2 or 3-6
  • Discover training tips unique to using Guided Reading
  • Differentiation instructional strategies in grades K-2 or 3-6
Thursday (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

  • Participants will deliver brief presentations on Guided Reading Differentiation strategies using video clips and will receive feedback from BER small 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 participants’ skills in training
  • Participants will leave with a training plan, all model video clips for either grades K-2 or 3-6, and the confidence to implement state-of-the-art Guided Reading Differentiation 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

Judy Lynch 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 innovative and highly practical. Mary Peterson Mary Peterson is a highly experienced and enthusiastic grades 3-6 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 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.

Philadelphia, NJ • December 4 – 7, 2017

Wyndham – Mt. Laurel

1111 Route 73 North, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: (856) 234-7000

  • The meeting site is located immediately off of Exit 4 of the NJ Turnpike. This location is in the heart of Mt. Laurel, conveniently close to shopping, dining and numerous entertainment options.

Special Rates:

$85 (single or double) plus tax.

  • Book your overnight accommodations by November 3, 2017 to receive this special rate, based on availability. To make reservations, please call (856) 234-7000 and request the Bureau of Education & Research group room block.

Enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer
Situated just twenty minutes from Philadelphia, the Wyndham Philadelphia-Mount Laurel puts you right by the city’s bridges, and within quick reach of I-295 and the New Jersey Turnpike. Tourists enjoy day trips to Sahara Sam’s Oasis, Adventure Aquarium, and Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial. Shoppers spend their time at the Cherry Hill, Moorestown, and Promenade malls. And, of course, everybody appreciates a day at the famous Jersey Shore.

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