Dr. Gillis Workshop: Now Available On-Demand!


IDA Ontario would like to thank all participants who joined Dr. Margie Gillis' workshop "The Nuts and Bolts of Literacy Assessments: Why, How and What". We hope you found the information useful and are able to apply it in your practice. Thank you to all volunteers who organized this presentation and helped make it happen. Lastly, a special thanks goes to Dr. Margie Gillis for delivering a wonderful and informative workshop!

The four 1/2 day, 12-hour long online course (3h/day) used McKenna and Stahl’s Cognitive Model of Reading Assessment as a framework for how to implement a tiered literacy assessment for K-3 students.  Participants learned how to select and implement assessment tools that can be used to identify at-risk students (screening) and guide structured literacy interventions for K-3 students (diagnostic assessment and progress monitoring).

Areas of assessment that were discussed include phonological/phonemic awareness, word recognition, decoding and encoding (spelling), reading fluency, vocabulary and morphology, syntactic awareness, and comprehension.

 If you were unable to register for this past workshop, you can now register and purchase access to the recording on our U-screen channel!