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The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) has a federal State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) from the U.S. Department of Education called Cultivating Readers. The goal of the Idaho SPDG is to improve reading proficiency for students with disabilities through the sustained implementation of explicit instruction when teaching reading to students with disabilities. Learn more about Idaho's SPDG, Cultivating Readers, below.

The SDE partners with local education agencies (LEAs) throughout the state to offer multi-year professional development to district and school staff to improve reading for students with disabilities in kindergarten through third grade. Cultivating Readers supports LEAs by offering training, coaching, and follow-up supports, with a focus on the following:

  • increased ability of instructional staff to utilize explicit instruction when teaching reading to students with disabilities
  • increased capacity of instructional coaches to support implementation
  • increased capacity of leadership to implement evidence-based practices

Review the Cultivating Readers Implementation Guide 2021-2022 for more information.

Cultivating Readers professional development is for principals, special education directors, general and special education instructional staff, district coaches and families who serve students with disabilities in kindergarten through third grade.

Small and rural LEAs are encouraged to participate. Often, small LEA staff have multiple roles in the project (e.g., special education director and coach). This project will work with your LEA’s unique needs to differentiate supports.

Review the Cultivating Readers Implementation Guide 2021-2022 for more information.







Information

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  1. Reset Rubrics
  2. Coaching Fidelity Rubric
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  1. Foundational Skills
    1. Foundational Skills Facilitator Guide
    2. Foundational Skills Section 1 Video
    3. Foundational Skills Section 2 Video
    4. Foundational Skills Section 3 Video
    5. Foundational Skills Participant Handout
    6. Phonemic Awareness Rubric
    7. Comprehensive Decoding Rubric
    8. Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade - IES Practice Guide
  2. Comprehensive Assessment System
    1. Comprehensive Assessment System Facilitator Guide
    2. Comprehensive Assessment Section 1 Video
    3. Comprehensive Assessment Section 2 Video
    4. Comprehensive Assessment Section 3 Video
    5. Comprehensive Assessment System Participant Handout
    6. Data Based Individualization Rubric
    7. Using Student Achievement Data IES Practice Guide
    8. Early Literacy Checklist
  3. Vocabulary
    1. Vocabulary Facilitator Guide
    2. Vocabulary Instruction Video
    3. Vocabulary Participant Handout
    4. Vocabulary Rubric
  4. Comprehension
    1. Development of Comprehension Facilitator Guide
    2. Development of Comprehension Participant Handout
    3. Comprehension Instruction Video
    4. Reading for Meaning Rubric
    5. Improving Reading Comprehension IES Practice Guide
  5. Science of Reading
    1. The Science of Reading Facilitator Guide (90 minutes)
    2. The Science of Reading Participant Handout (90 minutes)
    3. Teaching Reading is Rocket Science, 2020 Handout
    4. Science of Reading Video
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  2. Comprehension Assessment System
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  4. Comprehension
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Contact Us

Shannon dunstan

Results Driven Accountability & Early Childhood Coordinator
Idaho State Department of Education, Special Education
Phone: 208-332-6908
sdunstan@sde.idaho.gov


Kailey Bunch-Woodson

Program Evaluation Coordinator
Idaho State Department of Education, Special Education
Phone: 208-332-6925
Kbunch-woodson@sde.idaho.gov