Title No. REA2451E)
Description:The Reading First initiative, as
defined in the No Child Left Behind legislation, is based on the findings of
the National Reading Panel. This workshop, co-developed by EDC and NEIRTEC
(Northeast and the Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium), one
of ten regional technology in education consortia funded by the U.S.
Department of Education, provides a review of the five key areas in early
reading instruction as defined by Reading First--phonemic awareness, phonics,
fluency, vocabulary, and text comprehension--and explores how technology can
best support reading instruction. The workshop also includes an introduction
to DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills), a set of
standardized measures of early literacy development. Workshop participants
will review several software packages that can be used with early readers and
develop strategies for integrating technology appropriately and effectively
in early reading instruction.