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SLD Professional Learning Opportunities
Current SLD Learning Opportunities
Everybody Reads! Structured Literacy Pilot
Everybody Reads! is a two-year training and coaching series designed to support better outcomes for students with disabilities. It is designed for rural elementary special educators and SLP/SLPAs supporting students identified with or suspected of having an SLD in reading including dyslexia. All materials are provided, and training is conducted with the use of virtual and face-to-face sessions. Applications due by October 7th, 2019. Please see the flyer below for additional information and an application link.
Assessing, Preventing and Overcoming Reading Difficulties
Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties is an on demand eLearning series that was developed by David Kilpatrick, Ph.D., in collaboration with the Specific Learning Disability Specialist in the Exceptional Student Services Unit of the Colorado Department of Education.
Content of the webinar series was originally included in the book Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Wiley, 2015).
This on demand eLearning series is designed for use in multiple ways:
- Complete all 13 modules: Participants who engage in all thirteen modules will be provided a comprehensive learning experience encompassing research, impact, and critical elements of assessing, preventing, and overcoming reading difficulties.
- Complete individual modules: Participants may view a session/s for specific information and guidance on topics related to assessing, preventing and overcoming reading difficulties. This format is ideal for short professional development opportunities, e.g., during an Impact Team meeting or Professional Learning Community.
- Complete as a book or chapter study: Participants may view all or part or the series as a tandem companion or supplemental resource for supporting a study of the book: The Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Kilpatrick, 2015)
At this time, this series is NOT set up for participants to receive any CDE credit hours.
Click on the green computer icon above to be directed to the professional development platform. You may enter as a guest. Once you have successfully completed all modules, you will have an opportunity to offer feedback.
Strategies to Write Informational Text (Online Course)
Strategies to Write Informational Text for Secondary Students is an 8-week self-paced course with 11 modules that provide resources to support the writing process. It follows the book by Jill Jackson, How to Teach Students to Write Informational Text. You will not need the book to complete the course.
Learn more about this opportunity on the Strategies to Write Informational Text CDE professional development page.
Course Start/End Dates: September 30 -November 25, 2019
This course will also be offered Spring 2020.
Archived SLD Learning Opportunities/Trainings
Other Training Opportunities
Visit the Colorado Department of Education's Professional Development Training Portal for a full list of professional development opportunities offered by the Colorado Department of Education.
For more information, please contact:
Email Veronica Fiedler
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