- March 6, 2023
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Part of the Professional Teacher professional development series.
- This event is a repeat from October 31, 2022 (go to this event)
Fluency combines phonics, comprehension, and oral language skills to help students read aloud accurately and with appropriate expression and pace. It is not a reading skill but an opportunity to strengthen and demonstrate skills in all three areas!
Let’s look briefly at the research and then dig into actual fun instructional activities that help students build their reading fluency. We’ll work in a whole group and in small groups, just like you do in the classroom.
You won’t just learn about oral reading fluency and about instruction. We will actually use and practice effective instructional activities to help you strengthen your understanding of fluency and your instruction. We will learn what works and use the most powerful strategies for helping students develop fluency. We will learn by doing!
What About LETRS?
This workshop draws from the same body of research as LETRS. If you have received LETRS training, this workshop will deepen your understanding of the LETRS content and help you identify effective practices to make LETRS come alive in your classroom.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is targeted at K–8 teachers.
On the other hand, if you teach older students—or if you teach in a specific content area—you will find valuable strategies to help students strengthen their reading fluency and improve their comprehension of both literary and informative texts.
Date and Time
- Date: March 6, 2023
- Time: 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. (1 hour)
Participants, Registration, & Cost
50 participants maximum
REC-1 member educators: Free
(Educators from Aztec, Bloomfield, Central, Farmington, Gallup, Zuni districts, and staff from San Juan College)
non-REC-1 member educators: $25.00
(Everyone else: Payment or Purchase order required prior to the event in order to receive the Zoom access information.)
Want More Information?
If you have questions, please contact Denise Merilatt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructor / Presenter
David Bowman, REC-1 Executive Director
David Bowman, MA, MBA, has been involved with instructional leadership, teaching and learning systems, program design, and teacher professional development for more than 20 years, plus 8 more years as a classroom teacher.
David Bowman has a level III-A and III-B license, with an endorsement in Reading. He has designed and directed multi-state reading intervention programs, which trained and guided more than 2,000 teachers in reading instruction and which produced great results for more than 20,000 students.
He is a recognized expert in applying research to reading instruction. His videos, guides, and resources have been used by thousands of teachers to help struggling children learn to read well. He is the author of Roadmap for Reading Instruction.
This workshop will be conducted virtually with Zoom.
The Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the event.