Research in Action
Developed in 2004 in response to a growing need for FRI teachers, administrators, and reading coaches to observe research-based reading strategies in classrooms, PKY continues to host approximately 300 elementary and secondary educators per year. Uniquely designed to include classroom observations, teacher-to-teacher mini-workshops, debriefing conversations, and time to develop action plans for implementation, Research in Action days are filled to capacity within a couple of weeks of being advertised.
Research in Action 2006-2008. Developed in response to requests by reading coaches and administrators, topic-specific, team-based Research in Action days were piloted in 2006-2007 and resulted in a renewed focus in 2007-2008:
- Prevention of Reading Failure: RtI approach to K-2 Reading Intervention
- Word Study— Active, Hands-on, Engaging Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, & Spelling
- Comprehension Instruction—Think Alouds, Anchor Charts, & Explicit Instruction
- Research-based Vocabulary Instruction—Powerful Alternatives to Growing Students’ Language
- Content Area Reading in the 90-Minute Reading Block in 3rd-5th Grade
- FRI Essential 6: Strategies to support learning across the content areas in middle school & high school
- Secondary Social Studies: Differentiating Reading Assignments & Incorporating Instruction and Practice with FCAT Reading Research & Reference Questions
- Project CHOiCE! Speech & Debate + E6: Alternatives to High School Reading Intervention
Response to Intervention Leadership Workshops at P.K. Yonge
- PKY RtI Planning Workshop Series 2007-2008, 2008-2009. Dr. Nancy Waldron, PKY professor-in-residence and an associate professor and director of UF’s School Psychology program, collaborated with PKY elementary faculty to lead a three-day workshop series for over 140 district and school level leaders from 9 different school districts preparing to implement a Response-to-Intervention approach to preventing academic and behavioral difficulties.
- PKY RtI Film Production—UF COE educators are discovering new approaches to collaborating with P.K. Yonge through short-film productions to embed in UF COE on-line courses. Supported with funding from distance learning, Dr. Nancy Corbett and Dr. Nancy Waldron collaborated with Dr. Lynda Hayes to produce a series of short films documenting and explaining implementation of the essential features of Response to Intervention at P.K. Yonge.
- Project TIER: Transforming Inquiry and Education Practice through Response to Intervention. Funded by US DOE, Drs. Nancy Waldron & Diana Joyce are leading a 4-year, PKY-embedded, leadership personnel preparation grant for 10 doctoral school psychologists specializing in RtI systems implementation and research on RtI models and practices. PK Yonge serves as the initial field experience site with PKY faculty serving as consultants to the project.
For more information: RTI Workshop Brochure
Register using this form: RTI Workshop Registration Form
For additional information contact:
Dr. Lynda Hayes