March 2021

Are any supplemental resources available?


In addition to the Resource Toolkit available in each Module, the Big Dippers created Science of Reading Short Course Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) Facilitator’s Guide for Education Leaders. This is a facilitation guide for use with groups of educators to help them process and apply the content they consumed. Administrators and coaches who have enrolled [...]

Are any supplemental resources available?2021-03-17T17:14:02+00:00

Are professionally printed infographics available?


While we do not currently offer professionally printed infographics from the course, these are all vector graphics, so they can scale to print at any size. When printed out at 10" wide (recommended), most of them would still be larger than a typical home printer could handle. Solution! Call your local copy store (Staples or [...]

Are professionally printed infographics available?2021-03-17T17:13:02+00:00

Who created the materials and resources?


The course was developed collaboratively by an alliance of national leaders dedicated to advancing evidence-based reading instruction for all students. The developers include the following partners: Barksdale Reading Institute Hill Learning Center The Reading League Right to Read Project The Reading Teacher’s Top Ten Tools

Who created the materials and resources?2021-03-14T18:16:46+00:00

Am I permitted to use the resources in presentations and/or coursework?


Currently, any content by the Big Dippers is available for incorporation in presentations or courses (please include source citations). Keep in mind, we aim to protect the integrity of our model and keep it intact. Participants have access for a year to all of the downloadable resources and of course, those in the public domain [...]

Am I permitted to use the resources in presentations and/or coursework?2021-03-14T18:15:43+00:00

Are there scholarships available for participants?


Unfortunately, right now there are no scholarships available for the course; however, we appreciate the vested interest in continuing to build knowledge and capacity involving instructional practices aligned with the science of reading.

Are there scholarships available for participants?2021-03-14T18:15:18+00:00

Can I get an invoice for a group of fewer than 10 participants?


Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to issue quotes or invoices for groups with less than 10 registrants. Registrants may process an online course registration through the website’s course store by adding the course to your cart and paying with a credit card.

Can I get an invoice for a group of fewer than 10 participants?2021-03-29T17:31:00+00:00

Is there a discount for a large group?


The discount for any group greater than 10 that is registered together is 25% off, or a cost of $75 per person. For larger groups (10+) to register, please click on the course store and click the “Request Invoice/Info” button at the top. This will redirect you to a form to be completed for generating [...]

Is there a discount for a large group?2021-03-14T18:11:48+00:00

What is the intended audience for the course?


The course encapsulates more than 40 years of research and offers an efficient introduction to the science of reading for a variety of educators – teachers (new and veteran), administrators, instructional coaches, school and district leaders, curriculum and instruction directors, pre-service teacher candidates, and pre-service faculty whose training may not have adequately prepared them for [...]

What is the intended audience for the course?2021-03-14T18:08:28+00:00

Can the course count for certificate renewal?


At the end of the course, a certificate of completion will be generated that can be used for your renewal credits. The course is designed to include 10 hours of instruction and activities (equivalent to 1.0 CEUs). Please review your local policies for specific credit request and relicensure processes and policies. The final decision regarding [...]

Can the course count for certificate renewal?2021-03-14T18:07:11+00:00
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