Professional Development: SIPPS
Levels of Support
Starting the Conversation
A two-hour engaging workshop at no charge
Developing Fluency Fast
Foundational skills are critical to students developing into independent, fluent readers. Participants explore a comprehensive framework for literacy instruction to understand how the ability to decode fast and well impacts how students of all ages and ability levels are able to comprehend and write. They learn how the research-based scope and sequence of routines in the SIPPS program help students develop the confidence and skills they need to make meaning of increasingly complex texts.
- In-person workshop
Beginning the Work
An interactive introduction to get started
Participants explore the components of the SIPPS program and practice using the placement test and interactive routines to promote fluency and impact comprehension. They examine how the early stages of the program incorporate texts that are aligned with instruction to foster confidence in students as they develop the foundational skills necessary to become capable, independent, lifelong readers.
- SIPPS On-Site Support Kits for beginning instruction or intervention
- Three different SIPPS Support Kits provide guidance and support for using the program for initial instruction (grades K–3), for intervention (grades K–3), or with older struggling readers (grades 4–12). Kits include agendas and classroom observation videos that show how to assess, place, and group students as well as ways to practice the program routines.
- Webinar: DSC-hosted
- Introductory sessions can be offered as live webinars hosted by a DSC national education consultant.
Deepening the Practice
Options for taking the work to the next level
- Connecting with State Standards
- Supporting RtI: Prevention and Intervention
- Progress Monitoring and Teacher Decisions
- Routines, Pacing, and Grouping
- Supporting the 4–12 Struggling Reader
- IDR: Path to Fluency and Comprehension
- All-staff sessions
- Topics chosen from the list above
- Classroom observation
- Address implementation issues
- Model lessons
- See DSC pedagogy in action
- Explore facilitation techniques
- Observe conferring with students
- Grade-level team planning
- Powerful lesson planning
- Q+A about lessons, pedagogy, and facilitation