MOWR Professional Development
In support of the Move On When Reading (MOWR) legislation (ARS 15-701 & ARS 15-704), the Arizona Department of Education offers a five-day training called Teaching Reading Effectively (TRE). The TRE course is intended for K-3 general education teachers, K-8 reading interventionists, literacy coaches, and school leaders to improve classroom instruction and school-wide literacy plans. The content of TRE includes current research and evidence-based practices that are necessary to develop a student’s oral language, decoding and encoding skills, fluency, academic vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Important components of your MOWR literacy plan require all schools to use an evidence-based core reading program, as well as provide evidence-based professional development specific to K-3 reading improvement. This training is an excellent use of MOWR funds. Registration for the five-day training is $80.00 (price may vary depending on location) and includes a participant notebook and two supporting texts. This training is the prerequisite for the TRE: Trainers of Trainers course, which allows district and school-wide literacy leaders to then train their own staff. Coconino County Education Service Agency, Southern Arizona Regional Education Center, and the Arizona Department of Education offer TRE courses throughout the state each year. Find available dates and a location near you to register.