Professional Development

Workshops Nationwide

Decoding and the Struggling Reader Workshop

Learn immediate strategies to help your emerging and struggling readers practice what good readers do naturally, which is pay attention to every word, read with a high rate of accuracy, and use strategies for attacking unfamiliar and multi-syllable words. 

Register for a Decoding and the Struggling Reader Workshops below:

Implementation Workshops

Are you implementing Countdown (August 2017), BlastHD Word, or Boost/Blitz?  Schedule a workshop at your school and learn how to prepare students to face the challenges of complex content area reading. Learn lesson pacing, routines, and procedures. Call (866) 401-7323 x3 or send us an email request>>

See a list of our Open Implementation Workshops - click here>>

Really Great Reading's Decoding and the Struggling Reader

May - September

05/02/2017 - McDonough, GA

05/03/2017 - Columbus, GA

05/04/2017 - Lakewood, CO Closed/Full

05/05/2017 - Springfield, IL

05/08/2017 - Cedar Rapids, IA

05/11/2017 - Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

05/12/2017 - Rochester, MN

05/16/2017 - New York, NY Closed/Full

05/17/2017 - Milwaukee, WI

05/18/2017 - Madison, WI

05/18/2017 - San Antonio, TX Closed

05/19/2017 - Edison, NJ

05/19/2017 - Dubuque, IA

06/05/2017 - Fort Dodge, IA

06/05/2017 - Grand Rapids, MI Resch. 09/22

06/06/2017 - Sterling Heights, MI Resch. 09/21

06/07/2017 - Centre, AL

06/13/2017 - Eugene, OR

06/15/2017 - Portland, OR Closed/Full

06/20/2017 - Walla Walla, WA

07/10/2017 - Amarillo, TX

07/17/2017 - New Orleans, LA

07/20/2017 - Camden, AL

08/01/2017 - Dallas County, AL

08/03/2017 - Gadsden County, AL

08/09/2017 - Corpus Christi, TX Resch. 11/9

08/15/2017 - Cleveland, OK

08/16/2017 - Midland, TX

08/21/2017 - Boston, MA

08/21/2017 - Albany, NY

09/08/2017 - Vancouver, WA 

09/15/2017 - Kennewick, WA

09/20/2017 - Billings, MT

09/21/2017 - Bozeman, MT

09/21/2017 - Sterling Heights, MI

09/22/2017 - Grand Rapids, MI

09/22/2017 - Missoula, MT

09/22/2017 - Yakima, WA

09/26/2017 - Spokane, WA

09/26/2017 - Cedar City, UT

09/27/2017 - St. George, UT

09/28/2017 - Colorado Springs, CO

09/29/2017 - Cedar Falls, IA

 

October

10/03/2017 - Milwaukee, WI

10/03/2017 - Tulsa/Tulsa Hills, OK

10/03/2017 - Logan, UT

10/04/2017 - Salt Lake City, UT

10/04/2017 - Gulfport, MS

10/04/2017 - Bentonville, AR

10/04/2017 - Madison, WI

10/04/2017 - Beaumont, TX

10/04/2017 - Baltimore, MD

10/05/2017 - Annapolis/Bowie, MD

10/05/2017 - Mobile, AL

10/05/2017 - Dubuque, IA

10/05/2017 - Fort Smith, AR

10/05/2017 - Kent/Federal Way, WA

10/06/2017 - Everett, WA

10/06/2017 - Montgomery, AL

10/06/2017 - New Carrollton, MD

10/11/2017 - Reno, NV

10/11/2017 - Dearborn, MI

10/12/2017 - Toledo, OH

10/12/2017 - Redding, CA

10/13/2017 - Sacramento, CA

10/13/2017 - Lansing, MI

10/13/2017 - Des Moines, IA

10/17/2017 - Knoxville, TN

10/17/2017 - Glenwood Springs, CO

10/18/2017 - Grand Junction, CO

10/18/2017 - New Orleans/Westbank, LA

10/18/2017 - Chattanooga, TN

10/18/2017 - Evansville, IN

10/18/2017 - Norfolk, VA

10/19/2017 - Richmond, VA

10/19/2017 - Metairie/Kenner, LA

10/19/2017 - Nashville, TN

10/19/2017 - Lexington, KY

10/20/2017 - Louisville, KY

10/20/2017 - Fairfax, VA

10/20/2017 - Covington, LA

10/24/2017 - Paris, TX

10/24/2017 - Sioux Falls, SD

10/25/2017 - Sioux City, IA

10/25/2017 - Tyler, TX

10/25/2017 - Chicago, IL

10/26/2017 - Chicago, IL

10/26/2017 - Texarkana, TX

10/26/2017 - Omaha, NE

10/27/2017 - Red Oak, IA

10/27/2017 - Ft. Collins, CO

10/30/2017 - San Antonio, TX

 

November

11/01/2017 - Columbus, GA

11/01/2017 - Abilene, TX

11/01/2017 - Frederick, MD

11/02/2017 - Leesburg, VA

11/02/2017 - Wichita Falls, TX

11/02/2017 - Macon, GA

11/03/2017 - DeKalb, GA

11/03/2017 - Sherman, TX

11/07/2017 - Eugene, OR

11/08/2017 - Salem, OR

11/08/2017 - King of Prussia, PA

11/09/2017 - Portland, OR

11/09/2017 - Philadelphia, PA

11/09/2017 - Corpus Christi, TX

11/10/2017 - Newark, DE

11/13/2017 - Brighton, CO

11/13/2017 - Seattle, WA

11/14/2017 - Tacoma, WA

11/14/2017 - Roanoke, VA

11/14/2017 - Springfield, MO

11/14/2017 - Little Rock, AR

11/15/2017 - Wichita, KS

11/15/2017 - Jonesboro, AR

11/15/2017 - Denver, CO

11/15/2017 - Selma, AL

11/15/2017 - South Bend, IN

11/16/2017 - Jackson, MS

11/16/2017 - Kansas City, MO

11/16/2017 - Kalamazoo, MI

11/16/2017 - Lubbock, TX

11/16/2017 - Talladega, AL

11/17/2017 - Cherokee, AL

11/17/2017 - Grand Rapids, MI

11/17/2017 - Columbia, MO

11/29/2017 - Lafayette, LA

11/29/2017 - Enid, OK

11/29/2017 - Minneapolis, MN

11/30/2017 - Rochester, MN

11/30/2017 - Woodward, OK

11/30/2017 - Olympia, WA

11/30/2017 - Plaquemines, LA

 

December

12/01/2017 - Baton Rouge, LA

12/06/2017 - Daytona Beach, FL

12/06/2017 - Pueblo, CO

12/06/2017 - St. Louis, MO

12/06/2017 - Fort Wayne, IN

12/06/2017 - Amarillo, TX

12/06/2017 - Lawton, OK

12/06/2017 - Idaho Falls, ID

12/06/2017 - Springfield, MA

12/07/2017 - Worchester, MA

12/07/2017 - Twin Falls, ID

12/07/2017 - Orlando, FL

12/07/2017 - Norman, OK

12/07/2017 - Springfield, IL

12/07/2017 - Ann Arbor, MI

12/08/2017 - Sterling Heights, MI

12/08/2017 - Boise, ID

12/08/2017 - Peoria, IL

12/08/2017 - Boston, MA

12/08/2017 - Lakeland, FL

12/12/2017 - Charlotte, NC

12/13/2017 - Greensboro, NC

12/13/2017 - Boulder, CO

12/13/2017 - Fulton, GA 

12/14/2017 - Marietta, GA

12/14/2017 - Raleigh, NC

12/14/2017 - Cedar Rapids, IA

12/15/2017 - Davenport, IA

12/15/2017 - Atlanta, GA

Really Great Reading Professional Development

Teacher background knowledge is a key component to successful reading intervention. Really Great Reading offers different training options to provide teachers and literacy professionals with the background knowledge in phonics and phonemic awareness that they’ll need to successfully diagnosegroupand teach  struggling readers. Even if you don’t use Blast FoundationsHD WordPhonics Blitz and Phonics Boost, our professional development will offer you valuable techniques for helping struggling readers. Select from any of our efficient and effective optins below:

Workshops

Really Great Reading offers powerful and effective Tier 1, 2 and 3 trainings or we can customize a workshop exclusively for your group. Even if you don’t use Blast FoundationsHD WordPhonics Blitz and Phonics Boost, participants will learn valuable techniques to help struggling readers in elementary and secondary school.

Below are just some of the many workshops we offer:

  • Decoding and the Adolescent Reader
  • Erasing the Misery of Reading and Spelling Multi-syllable Words
  • Diagnostic Decoding Surveys Workshop
  • Phonics Blitz and Phonics Boost Workshop
  • Follow-Up Workshop

To schedule a workshop for your district or group, call (866) 401-7323 or click here>>

Webinars

Learn how Really Great Reading can help you diagnose and group struggling readers for decoding intervention. If you have students that are struggling to pass their state tests and are guessing, skipping and omitting words as they read, our free online seminars offer techniques, ideas and best practices from program experts.

Webinars include:
  • 5 Keys to Helping Adolescents with Decoding Issues, Best Practices and Resources
  • Diagnosing Decoding Issues in Students of All Ages
  • ADS Plus - A Diagnostic Decoding Assessment
  • Grouping Matrix Advanced Usage
  • Phonics Boost Plus Overview
  • Succeeding with Phonics Blitz and Boost Instruction
  • Summer School & Extended Day - Keys to Successfully Teaching Decoding

All live webinars end with an interactive Q&A. See a full description of our webinars>>

Training Modules

These complimentary modules are designed to offer incremental professional development to those actively teaching Phonics Suite lessons. Modules are broken up into 6 distinct segments based on the scope and sequence of Blitz and Boost.

Training modules include:
  • A Suite Start - Getting Started Guide
  • Suite’s Early Lessons
  • Reading and Spelling Multisyllablic Words
  • Suffixes and Spellings
  • Spelling Rules and Syllable Types
  • Advanced Vowel Spellings
  • Fast Track to Blitz Lessons 1-10
  • Fast Track to Blitz Lesson 25
  • Using Virtual Manipulatives to Teach Phonics

We recommend attending each session in sequence; however, teachers can attend sessions that match their needs. These training modules are available to groups actively using Blast FoundationsHD WordPhonics Blitz and Phonics Boost,.

 

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