It has been a goal of our last strategic plan to provide professional development on evidence based reading instruction. Envisioning this for educators presently working as well as those beginning their path in schools of education at the college level. We are so pleased to say we have been full force in accomplishing this goal by providing our series of workshops on How the Brain Reads to 5 of the seven regions of the Department of Education in PR, to bachelors students in the school of education at one of the public universities in the island, to the dual language teachers in one region of the Department of Education and three private schools. We are excited and hopeful as so many educators begin to learn and create awareness on the evidence based reading instruction with the aim of improving the reading gap.
At Lectores para el futuro we continue to strive to bring evidence-based reading instruction to different groups on the island.We provided professional development for psychologists and educators given by Dr. Eric Tridas. The event was sold out.
This was followed the next day by a professional development where Dr. Eric Tridas joined Dr. Nadine Gaab speaking on assessment for learning based disabilities. The Truth about Reading documentary was also featured.
We closed the weekend with a private screening of the Truth about Reading at Caribbean Cinemas.
We have continued to provide the cycle of workshops to the department of education educators and have also provided two workshops to the facilitators of the department of education.
Striving for Changing the Landscape of Reading in Puerto Rico.
The importance of educating educators on evidence based reading instruction.
By Dr. Yadira Sanchez | Executive Director
DEPR Educational Region Workshops
Our goal has been to continue educating educators on the instruction of reading based on evidence. We aimed to reach the 7 educational regions of the Department of Education in Puerto Rico. The foundations and philanthropy in the island have supported such process. We have done 1 region, presently in 2 and 1 upcoming. In all this regions, teachers have expressed the appreciation, need, usefulness, and interest in this knowledge. We would have 2 more to go and reaching to the DEPR for such support. We are hopeful that all educational regions can get the professional development. Continue to expand the reach, presentations have been given at the University of Puerto Rico, School of Education at the Bayamón Campus and at the Conference for the Private Schools Association. We are focus on changing the landscape of reading in Puerto Rico. Thanks you for your support in making it possible.
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