Hmmm...professional growth. I am going to be honest with you, this year, professional growth has been the last thing on my mind. I usually teach courses for our local teacher center and that forces me to do a lot of professional reading. With everything going on in my life, I decided to take a break from teaching courses. So that also meant a break from professional reading.
Since, nothing in my life seems to be back to normal yet, I am going to make my resolution to work on professional growth over the summer. My goal: master the Wilson Fundations program.
I think it is a great program, I just don't feel I have the proper training or know-how to use it to its full potential. The reading teachers and special education teachers are certified in Wilson, but not the regular education teachers. We received only half a day's training from the company. Please, don't think I have not been teaching my students phonics! I do teach phonics and I incorporate tapping out words and the Fundations tiles and word cards. My goal is to follow the Fundations manual more closely. My only struggle with this will be that the program follows a strict sequence and does not follow what the Common Core says our children should have mastered by the end of first grade. Like for example, r-controlled vowels? So maybe I shouldn't read the book? Haha...just kidding. Ideas and suggestions are welcome!
Please, link up and/or blog hop with Amanda by clicking the image below! She puts me to shame with all her professional reading.