IDOE recently published Indiana's Priorities for Early Literacy. This 40 page document essentially advocates for a Science of Reading (SOR) approach to early literacy instruction. Region 8, in cooperation with other ESC's are offering the following supports:
To reduce the cost of Orton-Gillingham trainings, Region 8 will purchase a block of seats in the virtual OG trainings offered by ISME. By bundling groups of teachers together from different districts, we save you money. Last year, districts saved almost $200/per registrant. You and your teachers can choose the most convenient times, including summer options. Region 8 will deliver the materials required for the training to you
In addition to OG training, Region 8 is working to schedule LTRS training to be held in late spring or summer, depending on the demand from member districts. Again, we will contract with Voyager Sopris, however, this training would be in person.
If your district or school is interested in participating in either or both of these trainings, please complete this interest formand we will reach out to you with logistical information in January of 2022.