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Benchmark Assessment System - Coding, Scoring, Analyzing, and Assessing - 3rd Edition

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Webinar Dates:

Four, 75-minute webinar sessions from 11:00am–12:15pm Eastern Standard Time.

  • Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Thursday, August 2, 2018

Please note that these webinars are recorded and made available to all participants the following day.

Overview:

This webinar series is designed to support teachers as they learn to administer the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, Third Edition, so that they can reliably and systematically match students' instructional and independent reading abilities to the F&P Text Level Gradient™.

Through demonstration and hands-on practice, participants will learn to analyze results of the assessment and use the information to plan power-packed instruction that builds on students' strengths and supports areas of need.

The following is a description of the learning objectives to be met within each session of this series.

Session 1 - Getting Started and an Introduction to Coding Reading Behaviors: We will begin our work together with an overview of the Benchmark Assessment System components. After familiarizing ourselves with the system, we will begin to learn how to code reading behaviors.

Session 2 - Coding, Scoring, and Analyzing Reading Behaviors: In session two, we will continue our work on coding reading behaviors and learn how to score and analyze our results. We will also learn how to evaluate students' oral reading fluency.

Session 3 - Assessing Comprehension and Consolidating Assessment Results: In this session, we will consider the comprehension conversation as well as writing about reading in determining how students comprehended what was read. We will then pull all assessment measures together to summarize results.

Session 4 - Using Assessment to Inform Instruction: In our final session, we will consider how to use assessment results to guide decisions about grouping students, selecting texts, and selecting goals for instruction.

Presenter

Chrisie Moritz is a Fountas and Pinnell-trained consultant. She is a National Board certified literacy coach in Fairfax County, Virginia where she teaches, facilitates professional development sessions, and coaches other educators. She presents at conferences and consults with school districts across the country on various topics related to literacy instruction. Chrisie co-authored the book Powerful Book Introductions: Leading with Meaning to Promote Thinking (2017) with Kathleen Fay and Suzanne Whaley. She has taught at Title I schools in North Carolina and Virginia and served as a Reading Recovery® teacher, Literacy Collaborative District Trainer, and adjunct professor at East Carolina University.

Who should participate?

Teachers grade K-8, literacy coaches, reading teachers/specialists, administrators, curriculum specialists.

Tuition

The cost of this Webinar Series is $199.00 per person. If you register a group of three to nine people at the same time there is a discounted rate of $189.00 per person. When signing up ten or more participants at one time, please call in advance for large group discount pricing. This includes a certificate of attendance for .5 CEU credits equivalent to 5 class participation hours. Tuition includes access to the recorded webinar sessions for 90 days from the date of purchase.

Requirement

Participants must own or have access to a Benchmark Assessment System before the start of the webinar series. If you do not own or have access to a Benchmark Assessment System you may purchase either system (1 or 2) on our website. Please click here for Benchmark Assessment System 1 (Grades K-2, Levels A-N) and here for Benchmark Assessment System 2 (Grades 3-8, Levels L-Z).

Confirmation

Participants will receive a series of email correspondence from Heinemann. The first email confirmation will serve as your receipt for the webinar series along with some general instructions on how to prepare your computer for the webinar. The second email confirmation will be sent approximately 2 days prior to each webinar date with a link to our webinar platform Zoom, directing you to the webinar class and giving you instructions on how to log in.

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Note: We encourage group participation, however, we require that each person be registered. For group pricing information please call 800-541-2086, ext. 1100.


Upcoming Dates & Locations

07/30/2018-08/02/2018 - Starts July 30, 2018- 11:00am-12:15pm EST
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Availability: Available When: 07/30/2018 - 08/02/2018* Where: Online


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