Location:  TIE Office – 1925 N. Plaza Drive, Rapid City, SD

Dates:  3 full face-to-face days (August 15-16, 2018; October 4, 2018) 2 ZOOM meetings (2 hours each)

Times:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm (MST)

Audience:  K-8 educators, reading specialists, instructional coaches, para-educators, special education, title, and elementary administrators

Cost:   $199 without books OR $299 with books (below)

Credits:  2 Credits from University of Sioux Falls ($90)

3 Day Training Focus:

The Foundational Reading Skills classes will focus on the Big 5 Literacy Skills: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and reading comprehension. The classes will include both a research-informed knowledge base and practical sample lesson models. The training skills and materials can be used for implementation into teaching practices during the school year.

The first two days of training will be held  to introduce the Big 5 Literary Skills. The third date allows teachers to share with their colleagues how the implementation of the Big 5 worked with their students and to model activities/lessons created. Two Zoom meetings about reading screeners and assessment will be required for those taking graduate credit.


  1. Teaching Reading Sourcebook Updated Second Edition (Required)
  2. Assessing Reading Multiple Measures, 2nd Edition (Recommended)

Register HERE

To request additional information or group training sessions, please contact Julie Mathiesen.