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Education academy session 1


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Education academy session 1

  1. 1. Session 1 Mrs. Concepcion Education Academy Reading … Set … Go
  2. 2. Biographical Sketch • How did you learn to read? • What home reading experiences do you recall? • What kinds of reading activities and practices were you involved in as an elementary school student? • Which ones do you recall fondly? • Which, if any do you recall with regret?
  3. 3. What do we WANT to learn? Carousel Brainstorming
  4. 4. Course General Objectives To perceive and recognize: Why reading is a national priority How children learn to read and why it is difficult for some students Components of quality instruction Symptoms and causes of reading disability
  5. 5.  More than 8 million students in grades 4 – 12 are struggling readers (US DOE 2008).  40% of high school students cannot read well enough to benefit from their textbooks (NAEP).  In 2004 – 2005 a significant number of 8th (27%) and 10th (36%) graders did not meet reading standards. What’s the Problem
  6. 6. Reading Holds the KEY
  7. 7. Research ….  1997: Put together a National Reading Panel to assess the status of research- based knowledge used to teach literacy  2001: ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) included the recommendations for preschool and primary Vacca & Vacca, 2006. 6th Ed. Reading and Learning to Read
  8. 8. What happened next?  No Child Left Behind (NCLB) “to ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.” • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  9. 9. Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)  8.8% of students ages 6-21 are served by IDEA  Use of scientifically based literacy programs and early intervention  Inclusion programs  Collaboration is key!
  10. 10. Investigative Activity  Visit class blog:  Working in groups research the following websites:  Elementary and Secondary Education Act  IDEA  National Reading Panel  No Child Left Behind  Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act  Present findings to class
  11. 11. Two Column Notes Main Idea List the Important Facts Topic:
  12. 12. For the next class…  Read Every Child Reading: An Action Plan  Reflect and Respond on the blog  Due Tuesday October 26