Reading First: Supporting Early Reading Instruction with Technology (Winter 2010)
(Reading First-Wi2010)


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.