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Provider

Steve W. Dunn & Associates

Contact Information

Primary

Steve Dunn
360 East First Street, #164
Tustin, CA 92780

Phone: (714) 730-8048
Email: steve@stevewdunn.com

General Information

Website: stevewdunn.com
Type of Organization: Individual
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 18 years
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Professional Development
School and District Improvement

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

Mapleton Public Schools - Jackie Kapushion - kapushionj@mapleton.us

Recent References:

Fargo Public Schools - Ann Duchscher - <duchsca@fargo.k12.nd.us>
Apple Valley Unified School District - Kathy Spiel <kathy_spiel@avusd.org>

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Fargo Public Schools - Ann Duchscher - <duchsca@fargo.k12.nd.us>
Apple Valley Unified School District - Kathy Spiel <kathy_spiel@avusd.org>

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

18 years of working with long term projects on improving instruction

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

former teacher, principal, and national consultant

Cost:

$2000 per day plus expenses

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

What cognitive and metacognitive processes do students engage in as they read, write, and spell? Strategy based instruction offers explicit, systematic, procedural staff development to assist teachers in delivering instruction through gradual release and students learning through
cognitive procedures that lead to metacognition.
Staff Development in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary,
Expository Research, Nonfiction Strategies, & Grammar/Skill
Development
Standards Aligned
Literacy for Principal & Coaches
Teaching Triad Process (Teachers planning, viewing, and
debriefing in grade level and cross grade level settings)
English Language Development within the literacy block

In addition, currently we have Writing Workshop Teacher Guides for grades K/6 and Spelling Workshop Guides for K/5. Within a year, we will have available Grammar Workshop for grades K/6.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

Several measures can be used. 1) State Standardized Test, 2) Assessments built into all instructional strategies to determine whole group, small group, and individual needs, 3) Current district/school test.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

Workshops/Consulting Services
All workshops include in-classroom modeling
All workshops can be modified to fit the needs of individual school or
district. Days can be determined depending on need and desired outcomes.

Assessing and Evaluating Classroom Instruction for
Principals/Coaches - 2/3 days
10 keys practices that lead to effect instruction and learning (including
instruction, environment, feedback, student engagement, and using
assessments)
Specific ways to evaluate classrooms (regardless of the programs that are
being used)
Each key has specific 'look fors.'

Writing Workshop (K-1) - 3 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Demonstration of narrative, descriptive, letter writing, and response to
literature
Monthly focus lessons
Building vocabulary
Applying phonics and phonemic awareness
Teaching skills and strategies
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Editing and beginning revision
Monthly writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes
Developing complete effective sentences

Writing Workshop (2-3) - 5 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Defining the teaching of writing
Demonstration of personal narrative, descriptive writing, cause/effect, and
response to literature
Weekly focus lessons
Building vocabulary
Extending spelling strategies
Teaching skills and strategies
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Editing and revision
Writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes

Writing Workshop (4-8) - 6 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Defining the teaching of writing
Demonstration of personal narrative, descriptive writing, cause/effect,
persuasive writing, writing to a prompt, and response to literature
Constructing focus lessons using gradual release
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Building vocabulary
Extending spelling strategies
Teaching skills and strategies
Editing and revision
Writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes

Centers (K-2) - 1 day
Purpose of centers
Planning centers that extend instruction
Training students to independence
Center rotation options
Analyzing centers
Balancing centers
Evolving centers through the year
Unifying centers from grade to grade

Expository Text (K-1) - 1 day
Teaching and demonstration of expository text
Book selection
Teacher preparation
Step-by-step process
Extending expository text to centers
Teaching summarizing and paraphrasing
Integrating the concepts of print into report writing
Cover the content area

Expository Text (Grades 2-8) - 4 days
Teaching and demonstration of expository text for early and proficient
readers
Book selection
Brain theory that supports methodology
Teacher preparation
Step-by-step process
Extending expository text to nonfiction literature circles
Teaching summarizing and paraphrasing
Text features
Reading and Writing using text structures
Paragraphing and topic sentences in expository text
Text layout and use of diagrams, charts, pictures/captions, bold print, etc.
Brain compatible ways to organize and teach in the content area (extending
into social studies and science)

Shared Reading (K-1 & 2nd/3rd) - 2 days each
Overview of shared reading (whole group reading)
Conducting a five day lesson design
Book selection
Book introduction
Building vocabulary
Building the cueing systems
Teaching skills and strategies
Comprehension strategies
Connecting shared reading to centers
How to celebrate a book through reproductions, innovations, and summary
Responding to literature
Evaluating shared reading

Shared Reading (3-8) - 4 days
Overview of shared reading in upper grade
Using short text that teaches reading strategies
Building vocabulary/context clues
Comprehension strategies
Connecting shared reading to literature circles
Shared reading and genre studies
Using graphic organizers in shared reading
Responding to literature
Evaluating shared reading

Literature Circles - 1-3 days
Planning literature circles that extend instruction
Teaching comprehension strategies that become roles
Training students to independence
Guided literature circles
Gradual release and literature circles
Monitoring literature circles
Evaluating literature circles
Management of literature circles

500-1000 Students:

Workshops/Consulting Services
All workshops include in-classroom modeling
All workshops can be modified to fit the needs of individual school or
district. Days can be determined depending on need and desired outcomes.

Assessing and Evaluating Classroom Instruction for
Principals/Coaches - 2/3 days
10 keys practices that lead to effect instruction and learning (including
instruction, environment, feedback, student engagement, and using
assessments)
Specific ways to evaluate classrooms (regardless of the programs that are
being used)
Each key has specific 'look fors.'

Writing Workshop (K-1) - 3 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Demonstration of narrative, descriptive, letter writing, and response to
literature
Monthly focus lessons
Building vocabulary
Applying phonics and phonemic awareness
Teaching skills and strategies
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Editing and beginning revision
Monthly writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes
Developing complete effective sentences

Writing Workshop (2-3) - 5 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Defining the teaching of writing
Demonstration of personal narrative, descriptive writing, cause/effect, and
response to literature
Weekly focus lessons
Building vocabulary
Extending spelling strategies
Teaching skills and strategies
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Editing and revision
Writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes

Writing Workshop (4-8) - 6 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Defining the teaching of writing
Demonstration of personal narrative, descriptive writing, cause/effect,
persuasive writing, writing to a prompt, and response to literature
Constructing focus lessons using gradual release
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Building vocabulary
Extending spelling strategies
Teaching skills and strategies
Editing and revision
Writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes

Centers (K-2) - 1 day
Purpose of centers
Planning centers that extend instruction
Training students to independence
Center rotation options
Analyzing centers
Balancing centers
Evolving centers through the year
Unifying centers from grade to grade

Expository Text (K-1) - 1 day
Teaching and demonstration of expository text
Book selection
Teacher preparation
Step-by-step process
Extending expository text to centers
Teaching summarizing and paraphrasing
Integrating the concepts of print into report writing
Cover the content area

Expository Text (Grades 2-8) - 4 days
Teaching and demonstration of expository text for early and proficient
readers
Book selection
Brain theory that supports methodology
Teacher preparation
Step-by-step process
Extending expository text to nonfiction literature circles
Teaching summarizing and paraphrasing
Text features
Reading and Writing using text structures
Paragraphing and topic sentences in expository text
Text layout and use of diagrams, charts, pictures/captions, bold print, etc.
Brain compatible ways to organize and teach in the content area (extending
into social studies and science)

Shared Reading (K-1 & 2nd/3rd) - 2 days each
Overview of shared reading (whole group reading)
Conducting a five day lesson design
Book selection
Book introduction
Building vocabulary
Building the cueing systems
Teaching skills and strategies
Comprehension strategies
Connecting shared reading to centers
How to celebrate a book through reproductions, innovations, and summary
Responding to literature
Evaluating shared reading

Shared Reading (3-8) - 4 days
Overview of shared reading in upper grade
Using short text that teaches reading strategies
Building vocabulary/context clues
Comprehension strategies
Connecting shared reading to literature circles
Shared reading and genre studies
Using graphic organizers in shared reading
Responding to literature
Evaluating shared reading

Literature Circles - 1-3 days
Planning literature circles that extend instruction
Teaching comprehension strategies that become roles
Training students to independence
Guided literature circles
Gradual release and literature circles
Monitoring literature circles
Evaluating literature circles
Management of literature circles

1000+ Students:

Workshops/Consulting Services
All workshops include in-classroom modeling
All workshops can be modified to fit the needs of individual school or
district. Days can be determined depending on need and desired outcomes.

Assessing and Evaluating Classroom Instruction for
Principals/Coaches - 2/3 days
10 keys practices that lead to effect instruction and learning (including
instruction, environment, feedback, student engagement, and using
assessments)
Specific ways to evaluate classrooms (regardless of the programs that are
being used)
Each key has specific 'look fors.'

Writing Workshop (K-1) - 3 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Demonstration of narrative, descriptive, letter writing, and response to
literature
Monthly focus lessons
Building vocabulary
Applying phonics and phonemic awareness
Teaching skills and strategies
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Editing and beginning revision
Monthly writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes
Developing complete effective sentences

Writing Workshop (2-3) - 5 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Defining the teaching of writing
Demonstration of personal narrative, descriptive writing, cause/effect, and
response to literature
Weekly focus lessons
Building vocabulary
Extending spelling strategies
Teaching skills and strategies
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Editing and revision
Writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes

Writing Workshop (4-8) - 6 days
Overview of writing workshop format
Defining the teaching of writing
Demonstration of personal narrative, descriptive writing, cause/effect,
persuasive writing, writing to a prompt, and response to literature
Constructing focus lessons using gradual release
Meaningful 1-to-1 conferences with accountability
Small group instruction for differentiation
Building vocabulary
Extending spelling strategies
Teaching skills and strategies
Editing and revision
Writing assessment that drives instruction
Principles of assessment and grading
Sharing - 3 settings - multiple purposes

Centers (K-2) - 1 day
Purpose of centers
Planning centers that extend instruction
Training students to independence
Center rotation options
Analyzing centers
Balancing centers
Evolving centers through the year
Unifying centers from grade to grade

Expository Text (K-1) - 1 day
Teaching and demonstration of expository text
Book selection
Teacher preparation
Step-by-step process
Extending expository text to centers
Teaching summarizing and paraphrasing
Integrating the concepts of print into report writing
Cover the content area

Expository Text (Grades 2-8) - 4 days
Teaching and demonstration of expository text for early and proficient
readers
Book selection
Brain theory that supports methodology
Teacher preparation
Step-by-step process
Extending expository text to nonfiction literature circles
Teaching summarizing and paraphrasing
Text features
Reading and Writing using text structures
Paragraphing and topic sentences in expository text
Text layout and use of diagrams, charts, pictures/captions, bold print, etc.
Brain compatible ways to organize and teach in the content area (extending
into social studies and science)

Shared Reading (K-1 & 2nd/3rd) - 2 days each
Overview of shared reading (whole group reading)
Conducting a five day lesson design
Book selection
Book introduction
Building vocabulary
Building the cueing systems
Teaching skills and strategies
Comprehension strategies
Connecting shared reading to centers
How to celebrate a book through reproductions, innovations, and summary
Responding to literature
Evaluating shared reading

Shared Reading (3-8) - 4 days
Overview of shared reading in upper grade
Using short text that teaches reading strategies
Building vocabulary/context clues
Comprehension strategies
Connecting shared reading to literature circles
Shared reading and genre studies
Using graphic organizers in shared reading
Responding to literature
Evaluating shared reading

Literature Circles - 1-3 days
Planning literature circles that extend instruction
Teaching comprehension strategies that become roles
Training students to independence
Guided literature circles
Gradual release and literature circles
Monitoring literature circles
Evaluating literature circles
Management of literature circles

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