This summer, the T3 - Teachers Teaching Teachers - Institute, organized by Reading ASSIST Institute in Wilmington, will present classes taught by some of Delaware's most experienced teachers, sharing their knowledge with their colleagues and working together to help students, teachers and school districts achieve the Common Core State Standards.
"Many teachers spend their summer vacations working to continue their education, and this year, many are working hard to adapt their classrooms and curricula to fit the Common Core State Standards," said RAI Executive Director Victoria Innes. "We want to help with that effort, and we're excited to offer these classes and partner with highly qualified and respected teachers who will share their expertise with their peers."
T3 Institute instructors include three former teachers of the year, one member of the RODEL Early Learning Work Group of the Vision 2015: The Next Decade project, and an RAI tutor with more than 2,000 volunteer hours in the classroom. The T3 instructors have a combined 220 years of educational experience and have the knowledge and expertise necessary to share proven ways to improve instruction in the classroom.
Many classes are geared toward helping teachers prepare students for the CCSS, including sessions on note-taking strategies that can help students improve their performance on Common Core writing assessments, how to use SMARTBoards to create interactive lessons for preschoolers, and what all teachers need to know to help English-learning students develop literacy skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Other classes will teach traditional Reading ASSIST Institute methods for working with struggling readers, including a session on how to recognize the signs of dyslexia, and how it differs from other reading disabilities.
Sessions begin in late June and continue through mid-August, with sessions taught both in Wilmington and in Milford, making them accessible to teachers from all parts of Delaware. A complete schedule of classes can be found at www.readingassist.org.