UURC Tier II Small-Group Intervention:
Next Steps

Next StepsSM Triad Model

EDU 59/6960-030 / EDU 59/6960-040

Fall 2017

COURSE OVERVIEW

This graduate course is designed to help educators develop theoretical and practical knowledge of effective, research-based assessment and intervention for struggling readers of all ages whose abilities range from G1-March to G2-End level. The course follows a "practicum model," in which participants build a conceptual framework for reading development and effective intervention through a mentored clinical experience.

The course is open to all educators, including but not limited to: university education students, classroom teachers, reading specialists, special educators, administrators, paraprofessionals, and English-Language-Learner (ELL) personnel.

The intervention model for this course, Next StepsSM Triads, is a compilation of effective, research-based assessment and intervention techniques, designed for students experiencing reading difficulties.

Through intervention, observations, discussion, reading and attendance at clinical trainings, participants will be expected to extend their knowledge of the following topics: reading development, phonological awareness, word identification, synthetic blending, basic vowel patterns, automaticity, fluency, assisted reading at instructional level, building/activating background knowledge, comprehension strategies, textual scaffolding, motivation, assessment for instructional level, and using curriculum-based assessment as a guide for pacing instruction.

Most importantly, participants will be expected to use their knowledge of these topics as they provide ongoing, one-on-one assessment and intervention for a small group of struggling readers.

This course fulfills the Tier II USOE requirement for the Reading Interventionist Endorsement.

REGISTRATION AND FEES

To reserve your spot in this practicum, you must provide all requested information below and pay the tuition to the University of Utah Reading Clinic (UURC). Until we receive the tuition, your spot is not reserved. Please be aware that practica spots are limited, fill quickly and are allocated on a "first come; first served" basis.

Cost:
EDU 5960-030/EDU 6960-030: $450, 3 credit/no credit grade. To view the course syllabus, click here.

EDU 5960-040/EDU 6960-040: $550, 3 letter grade credits. Participants who need a letter grade on their transcripts should register for this course [paper required]. To view the course syllabus, click here.

To determine if either of these courses applies to your school district salary schedule or to your university education program, please consult the appropriate district and/or university advisors.

Presentation of course completion on a university transcript to the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) yields 54 re-licensure points.

Please send or bring a check, cash, or money order to the University of Utah Reading Clinic. Credit cards must be presented in person at the UURC.

The UURC's geographical and mailing address is:
        University of Utah Reading Clinic
        5242 South College Drive (approximately 480 West) Suite 100
        Murray, UT 84123

For driving directions, go here.

REQUIRED ATTENDANCE

Participants must be present for training;

  • Tuesday, September 5 -- 4:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 12 -- 4:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 3 -- 4:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 24 -- 4:30 - 7:00 pm

Each participant must complete 4 formal observations (3 with passing scores). No exceptions!

Participants who do not meet these attendance requirements will not receive credit for the course.

CANCELLATION POLICY

To cancel your reservation, notify Julie Jaussi as soon as possible. When payment is made there will be no refunds this semester.

If you cancel your reservation on or before Wed. August 30, 2017, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from your refund.
If you cancel between August 31 and September 5, 2017, a $200 processing fee will be deducted from your refund.
If you cancel on or after September 5, 2017, you will not receive a refund.

LOGISTICS

Location:
University of Utah Reading Clinic
5242 South College Drive, Suite 100
Murray, UT 84123
For driving directions, go here.

Trainer:
Julie Jaussi (801-265-3951, Julie.Jaussi@utah.edu)
Trina Robbins (801-265-3951, Trina.Robbins@utah.edu)

Note: Each participant will need to prepare materials that must be brought to the first and all subsequent sessions. See course syllabus for details.


Please note: Your spot is NOT secured until we receive payment.

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