What if we are not sure if our teachers want comprehension or vocabulary instruction professional development? Is there some type of introductory workshop?
Keys to Literacy offers a half-day or one-day overview of comprehension instruction. This session includes a brief overview of the five components of reading and factors that can affect students' ability to read and write grade level material. It also reviews the research on effective comprehension and vocabulary instruction. Finally, an overview of The Key Comprehension Routine and The Key Vocabulary Routine is presented that shows classroom examples of how these models can be used. What often happens after an overview such as this is that teachers recognize the benefits of professional development in comprehension and vocabulary and express their desire to begin full Key Comprehension or Key Vocabulary training.
- If some teachers from each school in an LEA participate in a math or science professional development workshop, does this comply with the school-level professional development stipulation?
- Are individual teachers responsible for making sure their professional development hours are entered into their records by the school district?
- Can I reserve a place in a Professional Development workshop session?