Staff at the Iowa Reading Research Center are heavily involved in educator professional development across the state. These opportunities help teachers reexamine their practices, learn new approaches, or delve more deeply into previously-learned techniques.
Iowa Reading Research Center Literacy Instruction Professional Development Modules
In addition to being frequent presenters at state and local conferences and workshops, Iowa Reading Research Center staff are creating literacy professional development modules. These began as support for teachers involved in the Intensive Summer Reading Program study. The modules will be made available as professional development for kindergarten-fifth grade teachers statewide. The Iowa Reading Research Center is working with Iowa Public Television to film demonstrations of the various literacy instructional strategies in action with real teachers in Iowa classrooms, which will greatly facilitate learning for educators.