Professional Development — DIBELS Next®
DIBELS Next® Essential Workshop (Foundations of DIBELS Next® and Administration and Scoring)
12 instructional hours
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS Next ®) are a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. These measures were derived from the essential early literacy domains discussed in both the National Reading Panel (2000) and National Research Council (1998) reports. The DIBELS Next® measures have been thoroughly researched and have proven to be reliable and valid indicators of early literacy development as well as predictors of later reading proficiency, aiding in the early identification of students who are not progressing as expected.
As a result of this training, Educators will:
• Develop an in-depth understanding of the conceptual and empirical foundations
of DIBELS Next®.
• Become familiar with early reading research.
• Identify Big Ideas of early literacy and reading.
• Learn how to use DIBELS Next® in an Outcomes-Driven Model of educational
• Develop a full understanding of the administration and scoring of all DIBELS
Next® Benchmark and Progress Monitoring measures
DIBELS Next® Data Interpretation Workshop
6 instructional hours
Prerequisite: Completion of DIBELS Next® Essential Workshop
This workshop offers advanced training in the use of DIBELS Next data in an Outcomes-Driven Model, perfect for schools implementing a Response to Intervention approach. Uses of DIBELS Next data at the systems level and student level are illustrated. Topics include using data to match students to resources, group students for instruction, select materials for progress monitoring, and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction. Participants have the option to use their own data during activities for a truly customized experience. This workshop is applicable for users of DIBELS Next on paper and on mobile devices.