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Continuing Education

Increasing the Rate of Progress for Struggling Readers

Date: August 1 8:30am - August 2 4:30pm Location: South Chapel, Graduate Campus

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    Jennifer Burkart, M.Ed.

South Chapel, Graduate Campus

This course is designed for classroom teachers and literacy/curriculum specialists interested in increasing the rate of progress for our most tangled readers.

Topics include diagnostic reading assessments, necessary core classroom practices, strategies for small group instruction or one-on-one conferences, school wide program analysis, quality technology enhancements, effectiveness of reading interventions programs, the study of standardized test reading as a genre, summer reading program possibilities as well as learning from teachers, schools and districts that have made marked gains.

Participants will walk away with action plans for classroom and school wide change.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Thursday-Friday, August 1-2, 2013

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jennifer Burkart, M.Ed.

Continuing education credit: CEED 876, 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

Noncredit/CEU: $250

Register now for noncredit

  • To ensure your place and to avoid cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, please register no later than two weeks before your course or workshop is scheduled to begin. 

Required text: What Really Matters for Struggling Readers, by Richard Allington. Participants are asked to read the first chapter before the first class meeting. 

About the Instructor

Jennifer Burkart is an Instructional Specialist in the Beaverton Public School District as well as an adjunct professor for the both Reading Endorsement and Special Education programs at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.  In her work, she coordinates curriculum, develops and monitors assessment practices, coaches educators in best practices for classroom instruction, delivers staff development and specializes in designing individual reading interventions as well as school-wide action plans for our most tangled readers.

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