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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:
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.
Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 school year until April 16!
There are two paths to apply. Each path requires a letter of intent and an application. Refer to the Comparison Leaders to Readers document for additional supports provided to LEAs already participating in the Cultivating Leaders project. Refer to the Cultivating Readers Implementation Guide 2021-2022 for more information.
Results Driven Accountability & Early Childhood CoordinatorIdaho State Department of Education, Special EducationPhone: email@example.com
Foundational Skills Section 2 Video (hyperlinkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf8Jy9uFs6Q&feature=youtu.be)
i. Videosii. Completed Explicit Instruction Rubrics iii. Participant guides, facilitator guides
Foundational Skills Section 2 Video