Science of Reading Academy


Presented by California Department of Education, Diagnostic Center, Central California
Based on science of reading research, this course is designed to introduce teachers and other interested professionals to fundamental knowledge and skills needed for effective reading instruction and assessment practices. Knowledge and skills taught in this course are aligned with California Common Core Standards and California Dyslexia Guidelines. This course was created for professionals working in an educational setting and seeking increased understanding and skill in effective reading instruction.

Format

Educators are invited to participate in 12 live interactive training sessions, self-paced individual study, and personalized support in the area of reading instruction as requested. Time-limited access to session recordings is provided to registered participants for each Science of Reading cohort. See our sample Science of Reading Academy Syllabus page or our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more detailed course information. Still have questions? Email Paula Velez for more information - pvelez@dcc-cde.ca.gov.

Goal

To provide educators with a knowledge foundation in science of reading research and practices, along with hands-on practical skills with individualized support for each participant.

Topics Covered

During the Science of Reading Academy, Summer Intensive we will be covering key concepts related to reading development and instruction, including: the reading brain, orthographic mapping, phonological awareness, decoding and word recognition, syllabication, morphology, structured literacy and reading assessment. Participants will receive all of the content provided in our semester long series during the summer intensive session.

Fee

Participation in the course is free to educators in California Public schools, however, space may be limited. It is recommended that participants purchase three textbooks that will be used throughout the course.

Science of Reading Academy Team Members

Name Email
Paula Velez, M.A. pvelez@dcc-cde.ca.gov
Gwen Deeter, M.A. gdeeter@dcc-cde.ca.gov
Patricia Deroian, M.A. pderoian@dcc-cde.ca.gov
Jodie Dittmar, M.S. jdittmar@dcc-cde.ca.gov

Training Schedule

Sessions are all live virtual presentations with a recording provided to registered participants only.

Science of Reading Academy - Summer Intensive 2024

June 14 through June 21, 2024. (June 19th will be off in recognition of the Juneteenth Holiday)

Registration for the summer 2024 session closes on May 31, 2024.

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Date Schedule
June 14, 2024 (Friday) 9:00 - 10:15 - Session 1
Break
10:30-12:00 - Session 2
Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 - Session 3
June 17, 2024 9:00 - 10:15 - Session 1
Break
10:30-12:00 - Session 2
Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 - Session 3
June 18, 2024 9:00 - 10:15 - Session 1
Break
10:30-12:00 - Session 2
Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 - Session 3 (Optional)
June 19, 2024 Juneteenth Holiday - No Meeting
June 20, 2024 9:00 - 10:15 - Session 1
Break
10:30-12:00 - Session 2
Lunch
1:00 - 2:30 - Session 3 (Optional)
June 21, 2024 9:00 - 10:15 - Session 1
Break
10:30-12:00 - Session 2

A detailed syllabus will be emailed to each registered participant at the end of May 2024.