Iowa Reading Conference
The Iowa Reading Association is hosting the 2022 Iowa Reading Conference from June 21-22 in Ames. Keynote speakers include Jan Burkins (author of Shifting the Balance), Kevin Honeycutt, and Colby Sharp. Information is linked. Interested participants can register here.
Summer Learning Opportunities
Interested in summer learning? Check out the Iowa Reading Research Center’s eLearning platform. Topics include a Dyslexia Overview, Effective Literacy Instruction, and Teaching Students to Map Phonemes and Graphemes. To learn more, click here.
Keystone also has a variety of literacy micro-credentials available. The summer course starts July 11; license renewal credit is available. More information can be found on Keystone's micro-credentialing site.
Purposeful Practice Routines for Grades 1 and 2
The impact of the pandemic on student’s unfinished learning is evident in the state-wide K-3 universal screening data for 2020-21 and 2021-2022. The data indicates the most unfinished learning occurred in Grades 1 and 2. Based on the Fall 2021 screening data, the AEA system collaborated by having an AEA literacy consultant from each AEA work as a team to identify evidence-based practices to support classroom teachers in accelerating student literacy learning. The focus was on responding to classrooms where fewer than 60% of the students scored at or above benchmark on the fall literacy screening measure.
Click here for details about this amazing FREE resource that assists with determining if a reading accommodation might help your students!