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Coaching in Atlantic City

coachingonstepsHere's a picture of JP's Executive Director of Professional Development, Barbara Proctor, coaching at Oceanside Charter School in Atlantic City, New Jersey on a beautiful sunny day!

This was taken from the October 2012 issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.

Kudos to Wilmot Elementary for their Video Skit on Literacy

Kendra Streeter, DI Coordinator of Wilmot Elementary in Arkansas, shared this super cool video of a skit created by the first grade teacher as part of the school's Annual Literacy Program. Accoding to Ms. Streeter, each classroom was asked to present a skit, song or some type of production for the program.

Although the first graders' skit in this video is considered a comedy (watch it and see!), Ms. Streeter reports that many of the parents could see the difference that Direct Instruction was making in their children's reading skills and lives.

The school, a long time JP Partner School, uses Reading Mastery as the core of their reading study, which they have found to be "very effective in providing our students with the strategies and skills required to build a solid foundation in reading," says Ms. Streeter. Coincidenally, they also use JP as part of their professional development program.

Click here to see this fabulous and entertaining video of first grade readers!

This article was taken from the June 7th issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.

Della Lamb Charter School Makes Great Strides with Language for Writing

Here's something to celebrate - Della Lamb Charter School has observed amazing progress in their second graders' writing skills! Principal Jennifer Wilson shared the following information with us in a recent email:

"During the 2010-2011 school year, Della Lamb Charter School began implementing the Language for Writing program for all second grade students. All second grade students were placed at Lesson 1 in Language for Writing at the beginning of the school year." During the 2011-2012 school year, significant growth in its second grade students was observed, as measured by a Quarterly Writing Assessment. The school-level writing assessment is directly aligned to the Missouri Grade Level Expectations and the Common Core State Standards. The school expects to see similar gains reflected on the annual state assessment for students who have completed the Language for Writing program.

This article was taken from the May 15th issue of our RSN Newsletter. You can view the issue by clicking here.

The Plain Talk About Reading Institute

Join JP in beautiful New Orleans for the 2012 Plain Talk About Reading Institute! This year, JP will be presenting Problem Solving in a Culture of Change and Supporting Students with Autism in the Regular Classroom: Elements for Literacy.

Join Doug Blancero and Omar Tabb as they present Problem Solving in a Culture of Change. This interactive breakout session will show participants how to use problem solving models that will also serve as team building and coherency building strategies that can be implemented immediately upon return to their schools.

Janie Feinberg, David Whiting and Natalie Beach will present Supporting Students with Autism, which will familiarize attendees with the core elements of a current, successful model for preparing and supporting regular classroom teachers who currently struggle to meet the needs of mainstreamed students on the Autism Spectrum.

Appling County Elementary School Achieves Silver Award - Baxley, GA School Earns "Greatest Gains" on State CRCT

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Big Congratulations to Lakeside Lower Elementary's Principal Tim Watkins

 - Lake Village, AR School Principal Honored by Delta State University

02.21.2012 - We are thrilled to share the news of Principal Tim Watkins' recent honor from the College of Education at Delta State University - he was recently bestowed the title of Outstanding Alumnus during homecoming festivities.

Even better, Dr. Watkins was presented with a plaque and a gift during the annual alumni luncheon at Delta State by one of his former professors, Dr. Joe Garrison. Dr. Watkins has known Dr. Garrison since August of 1979. Said Dr. Watkins, "He was my advisor in the education program at Delta State University when I enrolled as a freshman." And later, Dr. Garrison served as the chair for Dr. Watkins' dissertation committee.

Dr. Watkins has continued to stay connected to Delta State University since his days as a freshman in 1979. He received his undergraduate degree from DSU and then in 2008, his graduate degree, which included his Doctorate of Education. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the College of Education, teaching graduate students in the master, specialist and doctorate programs.

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