Improving Reading Achievement in Grades K-3

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TBA Spring 2017



Papé Room, UO Portland (White Stag Block),
70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209.



Early registration - $149

Districts and schools recognize the importance of preventing long-term academic difficulties by ensuring students are proficient readers at the end of third grade. In addition, districts and schools are quickly trying to respond to regulations that have been mandated in response to recent dyslexia legislation.
This course will deliver information and research about evidence-based reading instruction; make actionable the recommendations of a recently released Institute of Education Sciences practice guide focused on building students’ reading skills, K-3; and provide examples of how to deliver instruction using evidence-based instructional elements to improve early literacy skills for all students during Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 reading instruction.
Participants will receive training and information directly from an author of the IES practice guide and experts in the use of evidence-based practices to improve reading achievement. Participants will also have hands-on opportunities to observe and practice instructional strategies while receiving immediate feedback from experts in the field.
By the end of this course, attendees will understand how to:

  • Immediately use and make actionable the recommendations in the IES Practice Guide (Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade)
  • Implement recommendations in the context of multi-tiered systems of support to improve the foundational reading skills of all students, K-3
  • Use evidence-based instructional strategies to improve the delivery and outcomes of their reading instruction


Carol Dissen

Carol has worked for the Center on Teaching and Learning at the University of Oregon for the past eleven years... read more

Joseph Dimino, Ph.D


Joseph Dimino, Ph.D. has had experience as a general education teacher, special education teacher, administrator, behavior specialist, and researcher... read more

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