Reading Recovery Training Details
- Training utilizes a three-tiered approach that includes teachers, teacher leaders, and university trainers.
- Professional development for teachers and teacher leaders begins with year-long graduate level study and is followed by ongoing training in succeeding years.
- In Reading Recovery®, teachers develop observational skills and a repertoire of intervention strategies tailored to meet the individual needs of at-risk students.
Teacher Leader Training
Teacher leaders are selected by their districts for the local leadership role in Reading Recovery® training and implementation.
Teacher leaders’ training involves one year of graduate level study at TWU. During that year, they will:
- Teach four children daily
- Study theories related to literacy acquisition
- Learn Reading Recovery® procedures
- Engage in field activities with experienced teacher leaders
- Examine implementation issues
- After training, these leaders return to their home districts and train Reading Recovery® teachers.
In order to implement Reading Recovery® in districts/sites, qualified teachers enroll in a year-long academic course taught by a teacher leader trained at TWU.
Teachers learn how to implement all components of a Reading Recovery® lesson and select teaching procedures that will facilitate accelerated learning.
Teachers in training continue to work full time in their school districts. Teachers commonly spend a half day teaching Reading Recovery® students and the other half performing other assigned duties.
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