CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy

New Session Starts Feb. 27, 2020

The CORE Online Elementary Reading Academy provides high quality instruction for your teachers in the science of teaching reading so they can help all students become strong readers.

Perfect for individual educators or whole teams, CORE’s Online Elementary Reading Academy teaches the essential components of reading instruction in 10 facilitated, asynchronous sessions.

On their own time during the course dates, educators will learn instructional best practices and explicit models they can immediately implement in the classroom.

Course fees include the highly-acclaimed textbooks, Teaching Reading Sourcebook and Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures.

Casualties of War: Reading Science Denial and Racism’s Impact on African American Children

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Strong reading skills are the foundation of all academic success, yet African American students as a group score lower on most standardized tests than white students. In spite of the 2000 National Reading Panel’s conclusions that students need direct, explicit instruction that teaches phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, educational institutions are failing to implement the Reading Panel’s findings. University training has been inadequate, forcing K-12 systems to fill classrooms with under-prepared teachers who then receive little support, training, or aligned materials.

African American students suffer disproportionately when not taught to read using evidence-based practices that leverage research. During this provocative hour-long webinar, Kareem Weaver, Member of the NAACP Oakland Branch’s Education Committee, will discuss how:

  • The debate over reading philosophy has left key pillars of reading acquisition, especially critical for African-Americans, untaught
  • Expectations of African American students impact the timing and tenor of interventions that could prevent reading problems
  • Perceptions of intellectual capacity create a lens through which learning differences are interpreted by educator
  • Racism and bias within school systems influence policy and practices and create a tolerance for failure

It is critical that schools provide African American children that same opportunities to achieve academic success as other children. This webinar will provide insights into how to address the persistent issues that create the achievement gap, particularly the lack of quality, evidence-based reading instruction.

Can’t make the live webinar? No problem! Go ahead and register and we’ll send you an email the day after the webinar with a link to the recording.

MTSS/MLSS Training & Workshop

March 16-18, 2020 | Albuquerque, NM

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) are a proven way to ensure ALL students are ready for success in college, career and life. MTSS enable teachers and health and wellness staff to intervene quickly when students are struggling academically or behaviorally by providing immediate support to those students in an educational crisis.

This workshop is designed to help district and school leadership teams effectively implement the academic side of MTSS and lead sustainable instructional change. Over three days you’ll focus on reading and math within MTSS.

You will:

  • Learn the elements of successful school-based implementation.
  • Discover the key roles and responsibilities of school leaders and school-based teams.
  • Master scientifically sound measures for universal screening and progress monitoring.
  • Learn proven processes for qualifying students for special education and creating specific and rigorous individualized education program (IEP) goals.
  • Learn to design comprehensive, coordinated, and evidence-based instruction and intervention strategies across tiers of increasing intensity in reading and math.