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Watch this short 20 minute video to learn about the online STAR training and how you, as a director, will be in a better position to support your STAR teacher. You will also learn about programmatic changes needed for successful implementation of STAR in your program and will receive supporting documents.

Program directors whose teachers will be participating in STAR FY21 and who have not themselves participated in the blended STAR training are strongly encouraged to watch this video.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Directors of teachers who are enrolled in, or considering enrolling in, the FY21 STAR training that begins on 11/5/2020

STAR is a reading reform initiative. Watch this video to gain a greater understanding about the online components of the blended STAR training and how you can support your instructor(s) as you both participate in this training. Learn about the different modules in the training, what is needed for successful implementation, and how the STAR certified trainers provide coaching/technical assistance. 

The syllabus for the STAR training, the revised STAR Handbook, and a PDF of the slides shown on the video will also be provided.

You will receive a separate email from Joanne Harrington at Quinsigamond Community College with instructions on how to access the video through Blackboard. It cannot be accessed from the SABES calendar.

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the resources needed for a successful implementation of STAR at the program and classroom level
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
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Online Course
United States

PD Center
SABES English Language Arts Curriculum & Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Evidence-Based Reading Instruction (EBRI)