Training

Training & Overviews

Training for individual teacher and teams delivering interventions to struggling adolescent readers

We encourage teacher training to ensure program effectiveness. The value of a teacher’s interactions with students and their ability to use The Third Quest explicitly and diagnostically creates engagement with the disengaged and improved reading skills for students who have plateaued. In addition to training we periodically offer free overviews and consultation events.

VIRTUAL THE THIRD QUEST TRAINING

Learn to teach The Third Quest curriculum with fidelity and high success with three different training blocks offered in May, June and August. This comprehensive (vs. targeted) intervention program provides instruction in vocabulary, word study, fluency, content knowledge (the scientific method and ancient history), comprehension, and study skills. It’s a fit for students who have plateaued and are not motivated by computer-based solutions. The program is proven at both Tiers 2 and 3 when implemented with fidelity.

Training day descriptions

Day 1 Training (6.5 hours, including 30-minute lunch break):

  • Why, What, and How it Works • Setting Up
  • How to deliver instruction: Arrival, Vocabulary, Word Study

Day 2 Training (3.25 hours):

  • Reader/Comprehension, Progress Monitoring, and Diagnostic Teaching

Three training blocks available

MAY 2024 TRAINING

Wednesday, May 1 (6.5 hours) and Thursday, May 2 (3.25 hours)

JUNE 2024 TRAINING

Monday, June 17 (6.5 hours) and Tuesday, June 18 (3.25 hours)

AUGUST 2024 TRAINING

Monday, August 5 (6.5 hours) and Tuesday, August 6 (3.25 hours)

VIRTUAL PARALLEL UNIVERSE TRAINING

Learn to teach The Third Quest’s Parallel Universe with fidelity and success. This short 41-lesson reading intervention for students in grades 5 to 12 provides scientifically based reading instruction in a motivating context. Streaming video instruction is combined with teacher-directed lessons. Students systematically work on Word Study exercises (rebuilding foundational reading skills), building fluency, engaging in building sophisticated vocabulary, narrative and informational passage reading, and comprehension building.

All participants will receive:

  • Student materials for one student
  • Program Overview
  • Sample pages from the Coach’s Manual

Three training dates available

MAY 2024 TRAINING

Thursday, May 2

JUNE 2024 TRAINING

Tuesday, June 18

AUGUST 2024 TRAINING

Tuesday, August 6

*SPECIAL OFFER FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
If you register for any The Third Quest training, you can continue on for our Parallel Universe Training offered on second day of training day. The Parallel Universe is a Third Quest intervention that can be used as a stand-alone intervention or before, during, or after The Third Quest for even more robust outcomes.

Contact our partners at CORE Learning to set up your own Third Quest training. CORE is known for providing educators professional learning and ongoing support to implement high-quality math and English language arts curricular materials, rigorous and equitable instruction, and effective assessment practices. CORE can provide follow-up coaching services to support your teachers in delivering effective Third Quest instruction.

Schedule a Third Quest Web Meeting Overview to determine whether

The Third Quest is a fit for your students and schedules.

Use this form to set up a meeting,  or call 1-866-542-1490.

The Parallel Universe Sample Lessons

Two sample lessons are provided below. First download the related pages from the Coach’s Manual so you can follow along then play the lessons.
(Watch the whole lesson or fast forward to see how lessons progress.)

Level 0, Lesson 2 from the beginning of the program
Click to download corresponding pages.
Level 4, Lesson 6 near the end of program
Click to download corresponding pages.