What does this offer involve?
More than $700 NZD worth of FREE PD for your school and a hands on look at how this approach to reading instruction can transform your readers.
Nominate two volunteers from your senior classes (Years 4-6).
Their training will include
1. Start-Up Webinars - your two teachers will attend 3 x 2 hour Stage 3 Start-Up Webinars for their initial training.at a time that suits them.
Webinar 1: SharpReading Theory and our Explicit Teaching Routine
Webinar 2: Our Independent Practice Routine
Webinar 3: Collecting Data and using this to inform next step teaching.
2. Access to Stage 3 ONLiNE - they have access to the scripts, templates, sample resources, video models of the teaching for ongoing PD after the initial event plus email follow-up.
3. Two 'virtual' in-class support sessions - they send us a video of a lesson (warts and all) and we view and give feedback on a specially scheduled 30 minute Zoom meetings. More about that...
We will ensure that they get any additional support they require to make this trial work for your school.
The school can then make an informed decision about whether to roll this out for the whole school.
SharpReading Stage 3 "Teaching Reading Comprehension" is the foundation for our approach to comprehension instruction. It is our most popular course and we think it is the most important point of entry for schools wishing to explore what we have to offer. Similar FREE trials for Stages 1&2 (Developing Decoding Fluency) may be offered in the future.