Step By Step Learning® works with School Districts to implement a comprehensive research-based approach to literacy that includes assessment, effective classroom instruction techniques, collaborative problem-solving and research-supported intervention models to ensure all students succeed in reading.  Through a professional development model that includes ongoing coaching and mentoring support, Step By Step Learning® crafts a unique implementation strategy for each local district.

Participants will learn the purpose for universal screening tools and the research supporting the selected screening tool. All participants will learn the scoring and administration procedures for the selected screening tool and practice the assessment during the training.

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Participants will select informal diagnostics based upon screening data and learn to administer informal surveys to determine students’ instructional level. Participants will practice administering the assessment with one another and perhaps with students when available.

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Step By Step Learning® Kits are perfect for Response to intervention Small Group Instruction for pre-k through third grade.

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Instructor will facilitate a meeting to determine student progress as a result of classroom intervention. The 25-Minute Process for Academic or Behavior Concerns will be introduced and modeled as a tool for collaborative problem solving. Participants will practice and then apply the student focused process targeting a current problem.

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Participants will analyze informal surveys previously administered to students. Participants will identify individual students academic needs as determined by the assessment data. Participants will group students according to results and plan instructional goals. Time will be allotted for introduction of appropriate interventions for grade level groups.

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The ParaEducator is an instructional module series that was developed to assist school districts in providing a comprehensive training program for paraprofessionals that enables them to work alongside their professional colleagues in the delivery of educational services. This is a 3 day course.

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Instructor will explain and model relevant instructional interventions with students in the classroom. Participants will practice systematic and explicit instructional interventions with the coach. A conference and debrief competes the visit for the teacher to discuss outcomes.

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Participants will learn the purpose for universal screening tools and the research supporting the selected screening tool. All participants will learn the scoring and administration procedures for the selected screening tool and practice the assessment during the training.

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Participants will review samples of intervention logs and create their own intervention log for grade level use or individual classroom usage. Instructor will present steps for systematic logistical small group instructional planning. classroom management strategies for managing multiple small groups and centers will be explored. Participants will examine their current schedule and document times for intervention on a calendar.

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