Professional Development

Designed for K-3 educators, our collection of 10 professional development modules address the following objectives:

  • Foster a deep understanding of each of the five components of reading recognized by the National Reading Panel and how they form a comprehensive and integrated approach to reading instruction.
  • Equip teachers with practical tools and resources that are aligned to the science of literacy acquisition and readily accessed and applied in the K-3 setting.
  • Demonstrate the use of assessments and their results to guide instruction for each of the five components of reading plus the three additional skills (oral language, print awareness, and written expression) that support literacy proficiency.
  • Facilitate adult learning through strategies that allow teachers to access information previously learned and to apply new knowledge and resources to strengthen practice.

Training is offered in locations around the state, including Oxford (UM), Cleveland (DSU), Jackson (Mississippi Children’s Museum), Hattiesburg (USM), Meridian (MSU-Meridian), and Biloxi (WCU-Tradition). To register for a BRI-led professional development module offered through our state’s Regional Education Service Agencies (RESA), sign up here.

We are working to develop online professional development offerings in response to COVID-19.  Please watch our website and Facebook page for updates. Email with questions.

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