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Continuing Education

Increasing the Rate of Progress for Struggling Readers

Date: 8:30am - 4:30pm PDT June 25, 2018 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, JR Howard Hall 259

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, JR Howard Hall 259

This course is designed for K-12 classroom teachers and literacy/curriculum specialists interested in increasing the rate of progress for our most tangled readers.

Topics include simplified diagnostic reading assessments, necessary core classroom practices, strategic small group instruction and one-on-one conferences, school wide program analysis, quality technology enhancements, effective reading intervention programs, inexpensive and highly effective summer reading programs as well as learning from teachers, schools and districts that have made marked gains.

Participants will walk away with action plans for classroom and school wide change.

Required text: From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident, by Stephanie Harvey. Participants are asked to read the first chapter before the first class meeting. 

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Monday-Tuesday, June 25-26, 2018
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Jennifer Kempf-Burkart, MEd

Noncredit: $250, includes 15 PDUs or WA Clock Hours, $100 student rate. Lewis & Clark Alumni save 20%

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Graduate Continuing education credit: CEED-866-22, 1 semester hour, $350

Continuing education credit registration form (PDF)

  • *Please note: Completed registration forms containing social security numbers and/or credit card information should not be submitted via email. If you choose to pay by credit card, please mail or fax your registration to the Center for Community Engagement, using the contact information on the right-hand side of this webpage.

Graduate Degree Applicable Credit: ED-TBD, 1 semester hour, $947

  • If you are a current Lewis & Clark graduate student, please register through WebAdvisor. Non-Lewis & Clark students seeking degree-applicable credit, please complete the Special Student Registration form (PDF)

About the Instructor

Jennifer Kempf-Burkart is an Instructional Specialist in the Beaverton Public School District as well as an adjunct professor for the both Reading Endorsement and Special Education programs at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.  In her work, she coordinates curriculum, develops and monitors assessment practices, coaches educators in best practices for classroom instruction and reading intervention, delivers staff development and specializes in designing individual reading interventions as well as school-wide action plans for our most tangled readers.

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