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Reading Recovery Teacher Training

Reading Recovery® (Registration by Approval Only)

 

Reading Recovery® Teacher Training is open only to teachers who are employed by a school district as Reading Recovery teachers.  Therefore, enrollment is restricted to teachers who have earned a Bachelor's Degree, hold a valid teaching certificate, and agree to complete the graduate work. In addition, it is preferred that candidates have at least three years teaching experience in the primary grades. The training can only be obtained at sites that hold official license to conduct the training and can only be conducted by registered Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders at approved Teacher Training Sites or by a University Trainer at a recognized University Training Center. 

The specialized training is designed to follow the most recent Standards and Guidelines of the Reading Recovery Council of North America.  The training lasts an entire year and is completed while the candidate is employed in their first year as a Reading Recovery Teacher.  Generally, training starts in August and ends in May.

Courses Include:

Reading Recovery® Observation Assessment: This course is designed to assist the teacher in-training in developing an in-depth understanding of Reading Recovery practices in order to administer, score, and interpret the Observation Survey and apply that data in the selection of the Reading Recovery® students in compliance with Reading Recovery® standards and guidelines.

Reading Recovery® 1: This course introduces the Reading Recovery teacher-in-training to Reading Recovery, its theoretical foundations, purposes, and procedures.  Classroom instruction is coordinated with the individual instruction of four at-risk students in an integrated field experience.  Classes and fieldwork are to be in compliance with the Reading Recovery Standards and Guidelines.

Reading Recovery® 2: Procedures and practices for Reading Recovery® teachers are refined in this course.  A heavy emphasis will be placed on analyzing the foundations on which Reading Recovery® procedures are based and developing individualized lessons.  Classroom instruction is coordinated with the individual instruction of four at-risk students in an integrated field experience.  Classes and fieldwork are to be in compliance with the Reading Recovery® standards and guidelines.

 

Other Resources:

Approved Reading Recovery® Teacher Training Sites and affiliated Teacher Leader(s) / University of South Dakota Reading Recovery Training Center