HillRAP  -  June 6-7, 2017 and August 8-9, 2017

HillWrite  -       August 10-11, 2017


Classes require a minimum of five participants. Should there be fewer than five registrants one week prior to the start date, the class will be canceled.  Registered participants will be notified via email concerning the status of the class.

 

HillRAP

(Reading Achievement Program)

All workshops are held from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Prerequisite to HillRAP: Completion of on-line course, offered by The Hill Center - Phonics, Breaking the Code. Cost: $99

To register for the on-line course indicate that it has not yet been completed on the registration form. You will be registered and will receive an email with your login information.

 

RAP is The Hill Center's research-based approach to teaching reading. RAP focuses on the decoding and fluency skills of reading and is designed to be implemented within a 45-60 minute class period with a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio. The program has been piloted in public schools and has demonstrated effectiveness in significantly improving reading skills of students who have struggled with the decoding process. In the workshop, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of the five components of reading and will learn a precision teaching method utilizing charting and graphing of students' progress. They will also learn to use The Hill Center's Reading Assessment instrument to determine the appropriate entry level of instruction for each student.

 

Graduate credit may be earned from Adams State College and certification is offered for qualified participants. HillSprings offers professional development for teachers in coordination with and under the supervision of The Hill Center's Professional Education Program (HillPREP), which is an accredited International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) training program. www.imslec.org

 

The registration fee is $475 with an early bird discount of $25 (ends two weeks before class starts).

 

HillRAP Refresher

(Reading Achievement Program)

All workshops are held from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Prerequisite: Completion of the two-day HillRAP course

 

The RAP Refresher is a one-day workshop designed for previous RAP participants who are interested in reviewing RAP procedures and refining their RAP skills. At this informal workshop, the day begins with an extensive question and answer session along with a review of the RAP components. After lunch (please bring a brown bag, as lunch is not provided), we review teaching videos and discuss comprehension. The day ends with small group practice of all RAP components. This popular class will boost your confidence with the methodology whether you have been HillRAPing for six months or three years.

 

Registrants who received their initial RAP training prior to June 2011 are required to purchase the updated RAP manual at a cost of $160.

 

The registration fee is $50 per day - Minimum 5, Maximum 15 Participants

 

HillWrite

(Written Language Achievement Program)

All workshops are held from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Prerequisite: HillRAP

 

HillWrite is accredited by IMSLEC as The Hill Center's research-based multisensory structured language approach to teaching writing. HillWrite focuses on teaching spelling, handwriting, copying/dictation, and the writing process. It is designed to be implemented within a 45-60 minute session with a 4:1 student-to-teacher ratio. During the two-day training for HillWrite, participants will be introduced to current research in the field of writing instruction and learn strategies for closing the gap between research and practice. The Hill Center methodology will be demonstrated, a precision method utilizing charting and graphing of student progress. In addition, participants will learn how to administer the Written Language Assessment instrument to determine appropriate instruction for each student.

 

The registration fee is $475 with an early bird discount of $25 (ends two weeks before class starts).

 

Graduate credit can be earned from Adams State College and certification is available for qualified participants.

 

HillWrite Refresher

(Written Language Achievement Program)

All workshops are held from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm.

Prerequisite: Completion of the two-day HillWrite course

 

The HillWrite Refresher is a one-day workshop designed for previous HillWrite participants who are interested in reviewing HillWrite procedures and refining their HillWrite skills. At this informal workshop, the day begins with an extensive question and answer session along with a review of the HillWrite components. After lunch (please bring a brown bag, as lunch is not provided), we review teaching videos and discuss composition. The day ends with small group practice of all HillWrite components. We have added this class to our course schedule because so many former participants have requested it!

 

Registrants who received their initial HillWrite training prior to June 2011 are required to purchase the updated HillWrite manual at a cost of $160.

 

The registration fee is $50 per day - Minimum 5, Maximum 15 Participants

 

Methods of payment include cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard. Any payments made via credit card will be assessed a 1.75% processing fee.

 

For more information contact information@hillsprings.org or call

719-576-3840.

 

Coming in from out of town?

 

Crowne Plaza

 

HillSprings and the Hotel Eleganté have made special arrangements for your accommodations if you wish to take advantage of them. Call 1-800-981-4012, to contact the Hotel Eleganté, and mention HillSprings to get the $69.00 room rate.

 

For more information on the Hotel Eleganté visit: www.cpcoloradosprings.com

 

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