IDA is embarking on a new campaign, one that will create consistency and quality in how all teachers teach reading. To do this, we are using the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading as the tool that will inform how reading courses and teacher training programs are designed, will identify components to look for in a reading curriculum, and will transform how teachers are trained and certified.
Goal: To Create Consistency and Quality in How All Teachers Teach Reading
How: Use the IDA Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading as the tool
that will accomplish the following:
- Inform how reading courses and teacher training programs are designed,
- Identify components to look for in a reading curriculum,
- Transform how teachers are trained and certified.
Results: The IDA Standards fill a much-needed gap in the teaching profession by providing the most thorough, research-supported documentation of what every teacher needs to know and be able to demonstrate, whether teaching students with dyslexia, other struggling readers, or all students.
Your support: With your support, IDA will be able to develop our mission by advancing projects like this one in the following ways:
- Continue working with university faculty and administrators to review and accredit university teacher training programs across the country
- Provide IDA certification that means an individual (or teacher) has the knowledge and skills needed to teach reading effectively:
- Thorough understanding of the structure of language and how to teach reading in the general education setting, or
- Additional teaching skills necessary to work with students with dyslexia and related difficulties,
- Availability of training that includes the knowledge and skills required for IDA certification to teachers currently in the general education classroom
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