The development of accuracy and automaticity through the mastery of foundational skills is a crucial aspect of literacy instruction—research shows that this is a catalyst that allows students to flourish as readers and writers.
This virtual Symposium will explore best practices in K–12 foundational skills instruction through the lens of the SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words) curriculum.
Whether you are a new teacher of SIPPS, an experienced user, or if you’re simply looking for information about the program, the Symposium offers a learning opportunity for you.
“Enacting the Science of Reading: From Systems to Classroom Practice—A Roundtable Discussion” with Linda Diamond, Dr. Tracy Weeden, and Dr. Rebecca Tolson
Track 1 (Informational Webinars): SIPPS Roundtables, Grades K–3 and 4–12: Conversations with Teachers and Leaders
Track 2: (Professional Learning Workshop): Getting Started with the SIPPS Program
Track 3: (Professional Learning Workshop): Going Deeper with the SIPPS Program
Join our esteemed panel for a roundtable webinar about the principles of the science of reading and how they come to life in our classrooms. The discussion will focus on the need for explicit and systematic instruction to develop fluency and automaticity in service of comprehension.
Time: 2:00–2:45 PM EST
Fee: Complimentary for all registrants
Track 1 is complimentary. It is designed for educators who do not use SIPPS and are interested in learning about the program. (Please note that Track 1 is not professional learning.)
The track consists of two roundtable-style webinars, in which we will hear from SIPPS educators about their experiences implementing a structured-literacy approach to foundational skills for grades K–3 and 4–12. These webinars will be recorded.
SIPPS for grades K–3: 3:00–3:45 PM EST
In this webinar, we’ll hear from district leaders, coaches, and educators who are implementing SIPPS to support K–3 students’ mastery of foundational skills.
SIPPS for grades 4–12: 4:00–4:45 PM EST
In this webinar, we’ll learn from leaders, coaches, and educators who are using SIPPS as an intervention to effectively accelerate students’ foundational skills mastery in grades 4–12.
Time: 3:00–4:45 PM EST
This professional learning track is for teachers, interventionists, Title 1 teachers, and coaches who have been teaching SIPPS for less than 6 months, or are new teachers of SIPPS this fall.
Participants will engage in a two-hour, highly interactive virtual workshop to understand the design of the SIPPS program, examine the scope and sequence of instruction, and gain an understanding of the lesson structure and instructional routines. Participants will have the opportunity to see instructional routines modeled as well as practice those routines in breakout rooms. Additionally, participants will learn how to leverage the Learning Portal digital resources and tools.
To participate in Track 2, you will select the session that best matches your instruction:
Time: 3:00–5:00 PM EST
Fee: $50 (pre-pay with credit card)
This professional learning track is for teachers, interventionists, Title 1 teachers, and coaches who have been implementing SIPPS materials for 6 months or longer and wish to go deeper with their instruction.
In this highly interactive workshop, participants will observe a Level-specific SIPPS lesson and identify the essential elements of successful implementation. Together we will examine lesson structure and scope and sequence, and practice planning for and implementing instructional routines for an upcoming lesson with this new learning in mind.
To participate in Track 3, you will select the SIPPS Level-specific session that best matches your instruction:
Time: 3:00–5:00 PM EST
Cost: $50 (pre-pay with credit card)