Reading Recovery Training is an inquiry-based, apprenticeship model which embeds reflective professional learning within instructional practice. An integral component of the model is the opportunity for extensive observational and analytical conversations regarding student learning, teacher-student interactions and the art of teaching (Schmitt, Askew, Fountas, Lyons & Pinnell, 2005). Generally, these conversations occur behind a one-way glass while one member of the training class teaches a child. A group discussion occurs right after the behind-the-glass lessons. The framework of an in-depth discussion of the theory and practice in the context of student learning expands the teacher’s knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with the early literacy development of children who are having more than the usual difficulty with literacy learning.
During the full academic year, teacher leaders-in-training participate in the following:
Successful completion of the training qualifies a teacher leader for the Georgia Professional Standards Commission Coaching Endorsement and Reading Endorsement.
For further information contact Georgia State University Reading Recovery Regional Training Center
College of Education, Department of Early Childhood Education
P. O. Box 3978, Atlanta, GA 30302-3978