Running Effective & Efficient Grade-Level Data Meetings (GLDMs) & Progress Monitoring Meetings (PPMs) Using District Determined Measures (DDMs)

This workshop was developed to be a five-day series spread out across the school year. However, it could be re-configured and offered as a series of "stand alone" workshops. It is intended for school-based teams. Team members will be taught how to use DDMs in tandem with research-based criteria of success to (a) identify students at-risk for academic difficulties, (b) form instructional groupings, (c) develop meaningful goals for students, (d) diagnose students' specific skills deficits, (e) design intervention plans, and (f) regularly monitor student progress. Attendees are given access to three, discounted classroom-based Student Performance (SPS) accounts to be used for the 2013-2014 school year as well as all IDEAL Consulting GLDM and PMM forms)

Using Best Practices to Identify Skill Deficits and Design Support Plans to Help Diverse Learners Become Competent Readers

This workshop includes a two-day series to advance participants' understanding of the reading acquisition process and its relevance to students' instructional needs. Participants gain an understanding of how to systematically and strategically select assessment tools for the purpose of identifying struggling students' specific skill deficits. Participants discover how to use data within a diagnostic-prescriptive approach to intensify instructional efforts for struggling students. Participants leave with a keen sense of how to Strengthen the Assessment-Instruction Link as part of an effective, comprehensive School-Wide Assessment Plan (SWAP). More specifically, participants will be (a) introduced to numerous assessment tools and (be) encouraged to examine and evaluate their use towards improving student outcomes.

Teacher Reading Academy (TRA): Best Practices for Teaching Reading Skills Essential to Mastery of the Common Core Reading Standards for K-5

This workshop includes an introductory two-day series during which attendees are taught how to provide direct, systematic, explicit instruction across the skill areas (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Oral Language, and Comprehension) considered essential to mastery of Common Core Reading and Language Standards. Research-based practices for developing and implementing quality adult-led, small group instruction as well as workstations (i.e. centers) will be highlighted.

Utilizing a Tiered System of Support (TSS) to help Students Successfully Meet the Common Core State Standards: English Language Arts (CCSS:ELA)

This workshop entails a two-day series to help participants advance their understanding of the CCSS: ELA and how it influences instructional efforts across all tiers within a TSS. Participants are provided with an overview of the expectations for quality, adult-let instruction within Tiers 1, 2, and 3. Participants are taught the "big ideas" encompassed within both the ELA-Reading Standards and ELA-Writing Standards, and how these critical standards can be taught effectively within general education classrooms. Participants are guided through a process for identifying best instructional principles and practices that must be embedded within classroom routines to help ALL learners achieve 21st Century outcomes. Participants have a choice of attending either the Grades K-5 workshop or the Grades 6-12 workshop. 

Designing & Evaluating Instructional Routines and Activities to Effectively Teach the Reading, Speaking & Listening, and Language Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

This workshop consists of an advanced two-day series guiding participants through the process of analyzing and evaluating commonly-used practices for teaching reading comprehension, listening comprehension, discourse-level oral language skills, and vocabulary. Participants have a choice of attending either the grades PK-1 workshop or the Grades 2-5 workshop.

IDEAL's RtI Student Performance System (SPS) Gets Rave 
Reviews from Teachers, Specialists, and Administrators

For efficient, effective, and user-friendly tracking, summarizing, and reporting of student achievement, we are proud of IDEAL's Student Performance System (SPS). The SPS database makes it easier for schools to administer, score, and interpret universal screening and progress monitoring measures. The easy-to-read reports, tables, and charts generated by SPS allow for clear and concise analysis of student progress within a single school year and across multiple school years.