2009 T r a i n t h e T r a i n e r
Read Naturally’s pioneering programs
Train the Trainer offer a proven strategy to help
struggling readers improve their
by June 30 &
fluency and comprehension. Our
Oct. 8 – 10, 2009 Train the Trainer workshop, taught by
nationally recognized educators, provides intensive training in the
Bloomington, Minn. Read Naturally strategy to help you teach other educators how to
implement effective Read Naturally programs.
Schedule Intended Audience
Train the Trainer is aimed specifically at educators who are
Read Naturally designated by their schools or school districts to teach the Read
Full-Day Seminar Naturally strategy to others. It is not advanced Read Naturally
training for teaching students in the classroom.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
Candyce Ihnot presents the full-day
seminar. (See the Prerequisites to Before attending Train the Trainer, you must have attended one of
see if required.) our full-day Read Naturally seminars. Attendance at the full-day
seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 7 is mandatory for people who have
not yet attended a seminar. Attending the seminar would provide
Train the Trainer a refresher for those who have previously attended a seminar.
Thursday, Oct. 8 to Saturday, Oct. 10
Day 1, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Gain a thorough understanding of Read Naturally’s fluency
Orientation & workshop overview solutions, focusing on the Masters Edition (ME) and Software
Fluency research Edition (SE).
Initial placement Learn about other Read Naturally solutions for reading
Software demonstration and development and assessment, including the Group and
practice Tutoring Edition (GATE) for beginning readers, Reading
Concurrent sessions Fluency Benchmark Assessor (RFBA), our benchmark fluency
Day 2, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. assessment product, and Word Warm-ups, which gives students
Learn directly from Candyce Ihnot, founder of Read Naturally,
Monitoring student progress
and other top Read Naturally experts.
Learn about the latest fluency research.
Day 3, 8:00 a.m. to noon Obtain hands-on presentation practice
Assessing and evaluating fluency with Read Naturally experts.
Presenter tips Receive extensive materials for teaching the Read Naturally
Coaching tools strategy, including PowerPoint slides, presenter’s guides,
teacher’s guides, and more (see details on page 2).
What You Will Learn
The Train the Trainer seminar will be led by a team of Read
Naturally experts and nationally recognized educators (see next
page). Using a combination of large-group sessions, small-group
sessions, and individual practice sessions, this in-depth training
will prepare you to successfully teach the Read Naturally concepts
and techniques to educators at in-service workshops and school
You will learn how to teach teachers...
The importance of attaining fluency and how fluency directly
correlates with comprehension.
To combine the research-based strategies of teacher modeling, Candyce Ihnot, the pioneer in developing a
repeated reading, and self-monitoring of progress to practical, motivating, and effective solution
significantly improve fluency in developing readers. to fluency development.
To use detailed procedures to implement Read Naturally. Materials You Will Receive
To assess and place students in the right Read Naturally levels.
You will receive all the training materials
To assess a student’s reading rate, accuracy, and expression. you need to understand and teach the Read
To adjust students’ reading levels and goal rates to accelerate Naturally strategy (valued at over $400.00).
their reading achievement and motivation. Materials include:
To implement a computer-based fluency development program PowerPoint slides and detailed Presenter’s
with Read Naturally Software Edition. Guides for six-hour and one-hour Read
Naturally training classes.*
To set up a Read Naturally learning center for maximum
Electronic masters of handouts used in the
six-hour Read Naturally seminar, six-hour
To identify the purpose and benefits of reading assessments and SE seminar, and one-hour conference
the correct use of Read Naturally's assessment tools, including presentation, including workbooks*,
the Reading Fluency Benchmark Assessor and the Reading placement packet, teacher’s manuals, and
Fluency Progress Monitor. white papers.
A Rationale and Research packet, which
explains the rationale behind the Read
Seminar Location Naturally strategy and research results that
show its effectiveness.
Hilton Minneapolis South/Bloomington A Placement Packet, which includes
3900 West American Boulevard complete instructions for placing students,
a placement worksheet, and stories for
Bloomington, MN 55431 conducting placement tests.
Conveniently located 15 minutes west of
952.893.9500 the Minneapolis-St. Paul International An ME Teacher’s Guide, which describes
Website: www.hilton.com Airport at I-494 and France Avenue. the materials needed for an effective Read
To receive a special Naturally program, explains each step in the
room rate, call Read Naturally strategy, includes sample
1.800.HILTONS lesson plans, and provides blackline masters
or 952.893.9500 and for parent letters, graphs, and awards.
mention Read Naturally. An SE 2 self-study course, including an
This special room rate illustrated workbook and training CD.
is subject to room One Read Naturally level (your choice).
availability, so reserve
A Read Naturally steps poster.
An electronic timer for timing students.
*Not available to the general public
Candyce Ihnot is a dynamic, credible presenter Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, an educational consultant
who will motivate you with her practical approach, who has served as Executive Director of the
sense of humor, and real life stories. Since 1991, Washington State Reading Initiative, has had
thousands of teachers have been inspired by her extensive experience working with students from
Read Naturally presentations. Candyce received the kindergarten through college. Widely regarded as
National Urban Education Teacher Recognition an outstanding presenter, Jan has had widespread
Award for developing the Read Naturally strategy. experience using the Read Naturally strategy and
helping teachers and administrators design and implement effective
Marie Bodden is a special education teacher instructional programs for low-performing students.
from College Station, TX, who has extensive
experience and success with the Read Naturally Sarah Jane Schonour is a National Board
strategy in her resource classroom. She is an Certified Teacher, author, and consultant who
excellent presenter who will inspire you with her enjoys sharing strategies that work. She has worked
enthusiasm for teaching and her expertise in using in public education for over 15 years and has had
the Read Naturally strategy. great success using the Read Naturally strategy.
Teachers have been very impressed with the
Karen Hunter, Read Naturally's Director of expertise and organization of her presentations.
Curriculum, has a rich background as a regular
classroom teacher, reading specialist, special Ben Weisner is the Software Product Manager
education teacher, and teacher trainer. Her passion at Read Naturally. Ben has been involved in
is designing and implementing interventions for software product development, support, and
"at risk" and learning disabled students and seeing training for over 15 years. He is a highly-rated
those students make dramatic growth, plus helping presenter at technology conferences in North
other teachers see that kind of growth with their own students. America and Europe.
Carol Ann Kane is an outstanding presenter
and reading resource teacher from Cedar Rapids,
IA, who has accelerated the reading achievement of “It is hard for me to imagine my program before
her students by using the Read Naturally strategy. Read Naturally. There are a lot of children in this
As a presenter, Carol shares her experience using world who have become readers because of your
Read Naturally and motivates teachers to use the
Read Naturally principles to significantly improve
program. My success with it increases every year!”
the fluency and comprehension of Title I, special education, ELL, – Barbara Shulman, Issaquah, Washington
and mainstream students.
You can register online, by phone, by fax, Read Naturally, Inc.
Train the Trainer Registration Form 750 S. Plaza Drive #100
or by mailing your registration to... St. Paul, MN 55120
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