Using Collaborative Strategic Reading to Improve Academic Literacy in Tier 1 Content-Area Instruction - Day 1

Western Region
Dr. Alison Boardman | October 6, 2016, 9 am-3 pm

Program Description: The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) emphasize the need for
content area teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction
that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of
academic vocabulary. This 2-day + one webinar session PD event is designed to provide
intermediate, middle, and secondary teachers an opportunity to learn and infuse specific
reading strategies within core instruction in the content areas. Day One presents a comprehensive
overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a research-validated instructional
model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education
and intervention settings in grades 4-12. On Day 2, participants learn how to fine tune strategy
use, to incorporate cooperative learning into text-based discussions, and to lesson plan using
CSR strategies and discipline-specific content and materials. A one hour, follow-up webinar is
designed to further support successful implementation of CSR in content-area instruction.
CSR can be used to differentiate core instruction in content area classrooms or as an intervention
at Tier 2 or 3 of an RtI model. Participants will be given access to materials needed to
implement CSR.

Day One: Thursday, October 6th, 2016

  • CSR Overview
  • Four Comprehension Strategies of CSR
  • CSR Implementation Resources

Day Two: Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 – must have attended Day One

  • Facilitating High Quality Strategy Use & Discussion
  • CSR Lesson Planning
  • Integration of CSR Strategies into Content-Focused Instruction
  • Click here to register - note you will be registering for Day 1 and Day 2 on the registration form.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.
Program begins at 9:00 a.m.

Attendance at all three sessions is required to participate. Registration for Day 1 and Day 2 can be found to the right by clicking the blue Register for this Event button. Webinar registration can be found here. 

About the Presenter: Dr. Alison Boardman is an assistant research professor in the School of
Education at the University of Colorado Boulder where she teachers courses on differentiating
instruction and conducts research to improve students’ reading comprehension and English
language proficiency in general education settings.

Who Should Attend
This full day workshop is targeted and designed specifically for school-based RtI Core/Design teams, teachers, and interventionists who work with struggling readers at the intermediate, middle, and high school levels. Suggested participants may include the following school personnel:

  • Content area teachers
  • Intermediate-level general and special education teachers
  • Reading teachers
  • RtI core team members
  • Intervention specialists
  • School support staff
  • School psychologists
  • Principals and administrators

Lunch is on your own, but can be pre-ordered & paid on site thru the hotel restaurant.

Please be considerate and notify the NYS RtI TAC if you are unable to attend. We anticipate demand for
this event will exceed capacity. Failure to cancel registration may compromise registration for future
NYS RtI TAC-sponsored events.

Click here for an event flyer

Adams Mark Hotel
120 Church Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

Phone: 716-845-5100

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