Professional Development

We design and deliver customized, flexible professional development designed to meet your needs.  Our PD is onsite, ongoing and job-embedded.
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Sample our PD training. Learn practical instructional strategies based on the latest research. Apply your new knowledge in the classroom right away.

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RTI and MTSS

Translate the concepts of RTI and MTSS into reality. 95 Percent Group can help you plan and execute a coordinated approach for successful implementation.

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Common Core

We offer teacher training and instructional products designed for the Common Core State Standards.

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Why 95 Percent Group?

We help you achieve dramatic increases in student reading achievement and teacher development.
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Instructional Materials

We offer proprietary materials and lesson plans in the major areas of reading instruction in K-8, for use in both intervention group and whole class instruction.

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Learn More About the Science of Reading 

Advancing Evidence-Based Instructional Practices to Improve Reading Achievement

In general, educators are in agreement as to what skilled word reading is, and what it looks like.  The disagreement lies in HOW to help their students become proficient readers. This well-publicized reading debate centers around the best way to teach students to read.

susan-hall_sIn this video presentation, Dr. Susan Hall examines the current views about word reading, takes a closer look at how skilled readers read, and explores evidence-based science of reading practices that are connected to brain research. What is the science behind reading? And, how can we fix the 'profound disconnection between the science of reading and educational practice'*?

Watch to learn more about the Science of Reading and how this knowledge can positively impact your instructional practices in the new school year.  Download the session handouts and share this presentation with your colleagues to continue this important discussion and learning experience.

*Seidenberg, M. (2017). Language at the Speed of Sight. How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It. Basic Books, p 9.

Improve your MTSS Processes 

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention:
Getting Results with MTSS in Elementary Schools

In some schools MTSS/RTI is losing steam because other initiatives are consuming educators’ attention. Diverting focus away from MTSS is a mistake. A systemic approach to differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students should be nonnegotiable. It’s not a fad, and it shouldn’t be pushed aside for something else that draws the staff’s attention.10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention by Dr. Susan Hall

One reason it may be easy to push aside MTSS is that although results have been outstanding in some schools, they have been negligible in too many others. The reason results have not been consistently strong is that in implementing MTSS, too many schools have left out critical components.

What are schools that are getting good results doing? When results are unimpressive, what’s missing?

Author and reading intervention expert Dr. Susan Hall answers these persistent questions in her publication, 10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention:  Getting Results with MTSS in Elementary Schools.  Dr. Hall's experience in working with schools across the United States led to the development of a list of 10 success factors observable in schools that are getting significant gains in student literacy with MTSS.

Discover the 10 Success Factors

Join Dr. Hall as she thoroughly explores each of these ten initiatives and provides the guidance educators need to move from disappointing results to student reading success in this practical publication.  Download this complimentary 8-page booklet to preview the 10 Success Factors and watch our on-demand 10 Success Factors webinar series.
 
Click here to preview a copy of this publication in our Web Store. 

The Road to Results Fall 2019 Workshops

Join us to Learn Practical Strategies to Accelerate Reading Achievement  

95 Percent Group Diane Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ
K-1    Thursday, October 24
2-5     Friday, October 25
 
Nashville, TN- SOLD OUT
K-1     Tuesday, October 29
2-5     Wednesday, October 30

Pleasanton, CA 
K-1    Tuesday, November 5
2-5     Wednesday, November 6  

Fayetteville, AR - NEW LOCATION
K-1     Wednesday, November 6
2-5      Thursday, November 7  
   

Harrisburg, PA
K-1     Wednesday, November 13
2-5     Thursday, November 14

Carroll, IA - NEW LOCATION
K-1     Thursday, November 14
2-5      Friday, November 15

Shawnee, OK - NEW LOCATION
K-1     Tuesday, December 3
2-5     Wednesday, December

Questions?  Contact us at workshops@95percentgroup.com.

Phoneme Screener teacher with student

 

 

 

 

Have your students mastered Phoneme Substitution?

David Kilpatrick (2015)* says that phonemic manipulation skills continue to develop through fourth grade and that most curricula and assessments stop monitoring phonemic awareness in first grade.  

Advanced phonemic awareness skills are essential for learning unfamiliar words which is critical for reading success. 95 Percent Group provides a complimentary Phoneme Substitution Screener designed to determine if students in grades 1-4 have mastered phoneme substitution. 

Download our Phoneme Substitution Screener to find out if ALL of your students have mastered Phoneme Substitution.

 *Kilpatrick, D. (2015). Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (NJ: Wiley). 


Bridging the Gap: Bringing Acadience™ Data to Instruction

Attend this Workshop to Improve Data Analysis and Instructional Practices

Join 95 Percent Group and Acadience Learning, for two days of collaborative learning, where you'll discover a framework based on the Science of Reading on how K-6 students acquire reading skills.

During these workshops, you'll discover the underlying causes for reading difficulties and what can be done to improve student success.

Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, November 13

Thursday, November 14

Tacoma, WA 
Wednesday, November 20

Thursday, November 21

Riverside, CA  NEW LOCATION
Wednesday, December 4

Thursday, December 5

Lawrence, KS  NEW LOCATION
Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday, December 11

Understanding Dyslexia Online Training Course

Engaging Content at Your Convenience

Our online training course, Understanding Dyslexia™ is designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding of what dyslexia is, how to identify the signs and symptoms and to dispel myths about this learning disability.  

Did you Know that Early Identification and Intervention is Critical for Student Success?

Early identification is key and whether you’re a classroom teacher, intervention specialist, reading coach, Title 1 teacher, special education teacher, or an administrator, completing this training will better prepare you to meet all student needs.  

Register 24/7 and complete Understanding Dyslexia online, at your convenience.