Literacy courses available for K-8 teachers


Literacy Instruction in a Workshop Setting, K-8

Information from this learning opportunity will support school systems that want to explore the current research behind evidence-based best practices in literacy instruction as implemented in a workshop setting. It will provide foundational theory, instructional techniques, assessments, and responsive intervention approaches to advance student learning. In addition, there will be focus on the influence of the Iowa Core Standards on literacy instruction. In order to participate in Literacy Instruction in a Workshop Setting, K-8, you must register as a team including an instructional coach and classroom teacher(s). Administrators are highly encouraged to attend the two Summer Institute days.Dates run August 5, 2019 to May 7, 2020. Please register through Central Rivers AEA’s professional development registration system at https://www.centralriversaea.org/. For additional information contact your literacy consultant or Lora Kester lkester@centralriversaea.org.

Next Steps in Literacy Workshop for Classroom Teachers

This course is a continuation of learning for educators who have taken Literacy Instruction in a Workshop Setting K-8 during the 2018-2019 school year. Participants will focus on deepening their understanding of the workshop framework and will be required to (1) continue implementation of the workshop framework for reading, writing, and language; (2) attend four days of professional learning throughout the school year; (3) work with an AEA Literacy Consultant who will provide coaching support on a regular basis. Dates are September 24, December 10, 2019 February 6, & April 15, 2020 from 9:00-3:30 in the Cedar Falls location.  Please register through Central Rivers AEA’s professional development registration system at https://www.centralriversaea.org/.   For additional information contact your literacy consultant or Lora Kester lkester@centralriversaea.org.