Beginning Reading Instruction (40 hour requirement)
For renewal of professional certificates with a beginning validity date of July 1, 2020, or thereafter, in any area of certification that includes reading instruction or intervention for any students in kindergarten through grade 6, educators will be required to earn a minimum of two college credits or the equivalent in- service points (40 points) in the use of explicit, systematic and sequential approaches to reading instruction, developing phonemic awareness and implementing multisensory intervention strategies.
This requirement of two college credits or 40-inservice points is required for the following coverage areas:
Elementary Education (K-6)
Prekindergarten/Primary Education (Age 3 through grade 3)
Elementary Education (grade 1-6)
Primary Education (grades K-3)
English (grades 1-6)
Middle Grades English (grades 5-9)
Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (grades 5-9)
English (grades 6-12)
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (grades K-12)
Beginning Reading Instruction (BRI) focuses on how children learn to read and the best ways to teach beginning reading from kindergarten to the end of the primary grades. Because the course contains considerable information on how students develop basic decoding skills, it is also useful for teachers and support staff working with older students who have difficulty with decoding and fluency.
This course is district approved to satisfy the 40 points of reading that educators need for renewal with a validity period beginning July 1, 2020 and after.
Register on PowerSchool for this course.
When: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Schultz Center
Dates of Course: September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 7