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Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)

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Technical Assistance for Reading Teachers


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Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)

Online Community of Practice

New! Online EBRI Community of Practice

A New Type of Professional Development: EBRI Virtual Classroom Observation (3 Professional Development Hours)

An Overview of Individual Technical Assistance for Reading Teachers
The purpose of participating in a virtual classroom observation is to provide classroom-based technical assistance (TA) to instructors who are developing competency in delivering evidence-based reading instruction (EBRI).

This virtual classroom observation allows ALRC staff to provide feedback on reading content and teaching methodologies to both new and experienced EBRI instructors. DAISi data shows a positive correlation between EBRI instruction and increased student level gains. The ALRC is offering this one-on-one technical assistance service to help support Illinois EBRI classroom instructors, thereby improving students’ reading skills in alphabetics, fluency, vocabulary or comprehension.

To participate in a virtual classroom observation, instructors will need to be videotaped while teaching reading in their classroom. The virtual observation process is solely between the ALRC and the instructor, unless the instructor requests that feedback be shared with someone else in their program. The documents listed below provide details and forms needed for the observation process:

The ALRC staff reviewing the video clips of reading lessons will be using the following charts to provide feedback to instructors. These charts also serve to provide helpful hints to the instructor.

To get started with the Virtual Observation process download the Request for a Video Observation Form above, complete, and email to JKoffend@cntrmail.org.

Questions can be directed to Laura Sherwood, Lsherwood@cntrmail.org, 224-366-8622.

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