The Arizona Department of Education’s English Language Art’s Team has created the Arizona Reading Fundamentals OnDemand Academy. This academy offers schools a variety of free knowledge blocks on demand. Each knowledge block includes several different sessions. Each session includes three recorded presentations and pre- and post- activities.
Districts and schools are encouraged to utilize these resources as a part of a comprehensive professional learning plan that is data-driven, sustained, intensive, collaborative, job-embedded and instructionally focused.
As a staff, personalize your own professional learning, block by block. Each participant will need to register for each session separately. Once registered, a link to our Blackboard LMS will be available in your Event Management System registered courses.
Before you register, watch this INTRODUCTION VIDEO. Knowledge blocks are available for registration and participation each semester (January-June and July-December). If you are unable to complete your selected knowledge block with at least an 85%, you will need to wait until the next semester to re-register. Plan accordingly.
At ADE, we are committed to empowering and elevating educators
as they build their professional knowledge,
block by block.
Effective Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties
by Carolyn Denton, Ph.D., Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D., Jade Wexler, Ph.D., Deanna Bryan, and Deborah Reed, Ph.D.
This book arms language arts teachers with the lessons, strategies, and foundational knowledge they need to resolve older students' reading difficulties and increase their chances for academic success. Ideal for use with struggling readers in Grades 6-8 (though these strategies would benefit older students with reading difficulties as well), this book clearly lays out the fundamentals of effective teaching for adolescents with reading difficulties.
by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jonathan Shaywitz, M.D.
One in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. This book gives the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step.