Thursdays, Feb. 3 through April 14, 2022
4 to 5 p.m. (CST)
Nowadays, reading instructors face major challenges in offering timely intervention to students who need it most. How can we best serve learners with complex needs amid the uncertainty of teaching during COVID?
Join a network of peers and experts in the field as they analyze real cases from the classroom and receive practical solutions – all at no cost to you!
: Educators across the state of Tennessee who work with students both learning to read and reading to learn – including children with autism or other developmental disabilities
ECHO Reading learning sessions provide:
- FREE learning opportunities with an emphasis on students with more severe and complex learning needs.
- A deep sense of community and trust among participants to increase engagement and a sense of belonging.
- Access to a variety of resources, including articles, podcasts, infographics, and more.
- Training and access to the Friends on the Block curriculum (optional)
Hour-long sessions are conducted remotely via Zoom video conference platform. Participants are expected to attend 80 percent of the learning sessions.
ECHO Reading is a unique distance-learning opportunity for educational professionals from around the world to engage with content related to the Science of Reading and TN Foundational Skills Curriculum. Participants include special education teachers, general education teachers, and administrators who work with students both learning to read and reading to learn –including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This semester, participants will be provided with a variety of resources including articles, podcasts, infographics, and more. Participants will be asked to review the content for the week in advance of the session (no more than 30 minutes of work) to set the foundations for learning. The ECHO Hub Team will then further expand on the topic studied before launching into case presentations. Case presentations are a time for participants to share with and receive support from the network. Presentations range from teachers seeking student-specific support, to the best way to utilize a mandated curriculum, to sharing a strategy that is working well for them.
This semester, the program will accept up to 30 participants with the expectation that those accepted attend nearly every session. The aim is to create a deep sense of community and trust among the participants to increase engagement and a sense of belonging. That said, facilitators do not want to exclude anyone interested in participating in the sessions as they are able! Therefore, we simply ask participants to identify their availability on the registration form.