Magnetic Reading Foundations Grades K–2 Professional Development Course Descriptions

Our professional learning focuses on preparing teachers to utilize program resources, including strategic routines, content-rich decodable texts, and targeted assessments, to teach foundational skills efficiently and effectively, while students experience the joy of reading.

Building Foundational Skills Course

Magnetic Reading Foundations is a comprehensive foundational skills program that includes everything educators need to deliver explicit, systematic foundational skills instruction to Grades K–2 students.

During this introductory course, educators examine the program structure and explore the features and resources they will use to provide explicit, systematic foundational skills instruction. They experience a session firsthand to understand what Magnetic Reading Foundations instruction looks and sounds like and learn about the assessments included in the program. Educators also start planning for their first week of implementing Magnetic Reading Foundations in their classroom.

Outcome
Use Magnetic Reading Foundations resources to plan and implement explicit, systematic foundational skills instruction.

Format
Computer and web access are strongly recommended. This session may be delivered virtually or in person.

Audience
This course is encouraged for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

Monitoring and Assessing Student Performance Tailored Support

Educators explore the Weekly and Unit Assessments included in Magnetic Reading Foundations. They learn how to administer and score the Whole-Class and Individual Assessments as well as how these assessments can be used to track progress, identify trends, and determine appropriate instructional next steps.

Outcome
Implement program assessments and identify appropriate instructional next steps.

Format
Computer and web access are strongly recommended. This session may be delivered virtually or in person.

Audience
This session is encouraged for teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders.

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