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Mission Possible: Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy (K-12 Policy) is a Course

Mission Possible: Developing and Implementing a Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy (K-12 Policy)

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Course Date:

Open

Duration:

Ongoing

Commitment:

4 hrs/wk

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

None

Description

Data shows that nearly ninety percent of students who fail to graduate high school were struggling readers in third grade. A Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy establishes intensive reading intervention for K-3 students who are at risk of reading failure to help ensure they read on grade level by the end of third grade. This course will provide participants with the tools and resources necessary to develop and implement a Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy by taking a deep dive into why reading by the end of third grade is critical to student success, understanding supporting research, and exploring effective implementation practices.

Objectives

Upon course completion, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of reading by the end of third grade and its critical role in ensuring future student success.
  • Understand the relevant research, fundamental principles of a Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy, and the importance of successful implementation practice.
  • Learn how to effectively communicate K-3 reading policy to stakeholders.
  • Explore resources for drafting and implementing a Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Why reading by the end of 3rd grade is critical
  • The importance of having a Comprehensive K-3 Reading Policy
  • Funding a K-3 Reading Policy
  • Getting a K-3 Reading Policy Passed
  • Key components of effective implementation and communication of a K-3 Reading Policy
  • Advice and resources for policymakers and education leaders

Technology Requirements:

You can access the course content via a computer, laptop, and/or mobile devices (e.g., iPad, iPhone,Android phones and tablets, etc.). For mobile devices, go to the app store (Apple or Android) to download the Canvas app.

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Course is offered by ExcelinEd

Course Instructors

Mary Laura Bragg

Mary Laura Bragg

Former Director, Just Read, Florida!

Rich Crandall

Rich Crandall

Former State Senator, Arizona

Dale Erquiaga

Dale Erquiaga

Chief Strategy Officer and Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Nevada

Tom Greene

Tom Greene

Regional Advocacy Director, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Dawn Tapscott Hairald

Dawn Tapscott Hairald

Lead Teacher, Nettleton School District

Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly

Vice President of Advocacy, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Scott Laband

Scott Laband

President, Colorado Succeeds

Cari Miller

Cari Miller

Policy Director of K-3 Reading, Foundation for Excellence in Education

Hon. Barbara O'Brien

Hon. Barbara O'Brien

Former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado

Dr. Richard A. Ross

Dr. Richard A. Ross

State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio

Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith

Managing Director, Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Dr. Larry Tihen

Dr. Larry Tihen

Former Superintendent, Lee County School District

Gray Tollison

Gray Tollison

State Senator, Mississippi

David D. Tutor

David D. Tutor

Director of Special Services, Nettleton School District

Dr. Carey Wright

Dr. Carey Wright

State Superintendent of Education, Mississippi

 

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