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Tapteal Elementary - Pre-K to Grade 5
It takes a team, working together, to raise a child...Principal, Rhonda Pratt


Professional Development

Tapteal teachers are able to take advantage of a many-faceted approach to professional development. District specialists join outside experts to makes sure the teaching team is trained on the latest research-based instructional and assessment strategies.

Program Resources

Professional Learning Communities (PLC)

Rick and Rebecca Dufour presentations and book studies

Response to Intervention (RTI)

Washington state RTI manual

  • Sopris RTI institutes
  • Wayne Callendar — RTI trainer
  • ESD 123 PLC/RTI institutes and other training
  • Pyramid Response to Intervention — book study

5 components of reading

Florida Center for Reading Research

LETRs by Louisa Moats

Washington State K-12 Reading Model

Assessment training — DIBELS, MAP, MSP, AIMSWEB

Formative assessment strategies

District specialists

  • Train the trainers model for professional development

ESD 123 training

Training in core curricula

Training in replacement curricula

Training in supplemental interventions

District specialists

  • Train the trainers model for professional development

Instruction — Instructional framework training (STAR2)

STAR2 Framework developed by the BERC Group

  • Approach based on “Essential Components of Powerful Teaching and Learning” — skills, knowledge, thinking, application and relationships

Problem solving teams — Instructional Support Team training

Out-of-state trainer provides training for IST teams.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

PBIS team trained by Dr. Flint Simonsen. Simonsen is an Associate Professor of Counseling, Educational and Developmental Psychology at Eastern Washington University.

  The Blueprint

Professional Development
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   Updated 12/5/2012

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