Join other Pre-Kindergarten through third grade literacy educators in Region 7 for a professional development experience connected to the classroom.
The culmination of this professional learning opportunity will result in a micro-credential in literacy instruction. All teachers who complete the requirements of the Region 7 Literacy Model have demonstrated not only the knowledge of, but also the implementation of, the seven components of research-based literacy instruction.
This model below will provide research-based support, aligned to the TEKS and Pre-K Guidelines, for developing high-quality literacy instruction that is designed to meet the needs of all students.
LARGE GROUP / WHOLE GROUP This instructional arrangement includes more than six students. The instruction is based on grade level standards with appropriate scaffolding and support. This includes mini-lessons, direct instruction, and modeling.
SMALL GROUP This instructional arrangement includes six or fewer students. The instruction is learner-centered with the teacher providing direct, explicit instruction or activities for student practice in a targeted standard-based skill that reflects student needs, modality, and/or interest.
INDEPENDENT LEARNING This instructional arrangement is designed for individual student application of learned standards-based skills and strategies. The teacher is monitoring individual student progress and conferring with students.
WORD STRUCTURE KNOWLEDGE
This instructional arrangement includes whole group application, small group application, and/or individual student application focusing on the structures of the English language.
This instructional arrangement includes whole group application, small group application, and/or individual student application. Explicit instruction and application that involves an intentional focus on expanding word knowledge to support student needs.
This instructional arrangement includes whole group application, small group application, and/or individual student application. This includes modeled writing, shared and/or interactive writing, guided writing, and independent writing.
This instructional arrangement includes whole group and/or small group application. This is a time to review and reflect on the skills and concepts taught and applied during the instructional time.
The following prerequisites must be taken in order to participate in the Region 7 Literacy Model. Prerequisites do not need to be complete before completing the application.
July 15-19, 2019