instruction through a combination of face-to-face, video, and online lessons
“When we started our pre-initiative research for the project, all the best practice resources we found led back to a simple concept: well-trained teachers have successful students,” said Tyson Smith, the President of Reading Horizons. “An ongoing PD approach is more important than a one-time info dump. Workshops need ongoing support to really work. It’s not just learning the content; it’s learning to apply the actual practices that matters.”
The six modules include five common courses, with the sixth offered for advanced teachers. The courses include:
- a pretest to engage problem-solving and unlock potential extended content, depending on the teacher’s starting score;
- a video introduction;
- practice sessions;
- classroom observation videos with real classroom interaction;
- follow-up questions; and
- a post-test followed by a self-evaluation to measure teacher understanding.
“Adults learn best through lessons that are relevant to them,” said Carrie Drake, Reading Horizons’ curriculum and training specialist. “By observing their colleagues enacting the exact same practices and approach, our teachers are given an opportunity to learn not only through observation, but collaboration as well.”
For more information on the Reading Horizons Online Professional Development Course, please visit ReadingHorizons.com/OnlinePD.
About Reading Horizons
For more than 30 years, Reading Horizons has dedicated its time and effort to perfecting a reading method that has proven successful for beginning readers, struggling readers, and students learning English. Reading Horizons products are research-based and use a multisensory system that provides explicit, systematic, and sequential decoding instruction. For more information, please visit ReadingHorizons.com.