Oregon Guidelines for Screening and Supporting Students With Dyslexia

Oregon Dyslexia GuidelinsMeet state standards for assessing students for signs of word-reading difficulties like dyslexia, and address their needs with effective evidence-based supports.

CORE’s Onsite and Online Elementary Reading Academies can help your team teach to these standards as well as fulfill the state’s requirement to have at least one K-5 teacher at every site complete dyslexia-related training. Learn more about the online and onsite professional learning courses below.

Meet State Dyslexia Requirements

The next national sessions of the Online Elementary Reading Academy start Sept. 17 and Oct. 22. Custom cohorts are available for groups of 15 or more from a district. Preview the course, and then register for state-approved dyslexia-related training.

Online and Onsite Elementary Reading Academies FAQs

What focus areas do the Onsite and Online Elementary Reading Academies address?

These courses were approved to address the following two focus areas: Understanding and Recognizing Dyslexia and Foundational Skills in Reading.

Both the in-person and Online Elementary Reading Academy provide an introduction to dyslexia and highlight evidence-based practices to systematically and explicitly teach the foundational skills of reading.

What’s Covered in the Online Elementary Reading Academy?
The Online Elementary Reading Academy consists of seven flexible modules based on the science of reading and is designed to be completed over 7 to 10 weeks. Complete each module on your own time and at your own pace. Most modules can be completed in about 5-6 hours.

Each module is collaborative, and teachers get the chance to share ideas with other course participants as well as with expert course facilitators. Modules provide educators with evidence-based instructional practices that will improve teaching and learning for students. Modules cover the following topics:

  1. Course Orientation and Introduction to Dyslexia
  2. The Structure of Language
  3. Phonemic Awareness, Explicit Phonics Instruction and Irregular Word Reading
  4. Multisyllabic Word Reading and Fluency
  5. Vocabulary
  6. Comprehension
  7. Reading Assessment for Effective Instruction

The on-site Elementary Reading Academy covers the same seven topics, generally over six days.

How will the Onsite or Online Elementary Reading Academies strengthen my instructional skills?
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate research on the essential components of reading instruction
  • Gain clear and explicit models of instruction immediately applicable to the classroom
  • Identify the best practices and explicit methods to develop phonemic awareness, phonics and irregular and multisyllabic word knowledge, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and literary and informational text knowledge
  • Understand the structure of the English and Spanish language system
  • Identify and use techniques to support academic language development for English learners
  • Understand how to use informal diagnostic measures of phonological awareness, decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension as a basis for instructional decisions

After participating in the Online Elementary Reading Academy, 99% of educators say the course met or exceeded their expectations. Participants also report large increases in understanding the critical components of reading instruction.