Onsite Professional Development

Professional Development Workshops offered by DMG

Bring training to your staff, at your facility, through DMG Onsite Professional Development services. Our professional development specialists are available to work closely with you to develop a customized training package that meets the specific needs of your staff. Below, you will find a list of workshops available for onsite professional development.

  • DIBELS Next Essential Workshop

    Introductory, comprehensive training for DIBELS users; Foundations of DIBELS; Administration and scoring of measures; Overview of using DIBELS within an RtI/Outcomes-Driven Model. Recommended length: 2 days.

  • DIBELS Next Data Interpretation Workshop

    Using DIBELS Next data at the systems- and student-level for improving reading outcomes; progress monitoring; evaluating effectiveness of reading instructional support. Includes Pathways of Progress training. Pathways of Progress is a research-based tool that can be used by educators to set meaningful, ambitious and attainable progress monitoring goals. Recommended length: 1 day.

  • DIBELS Next Mentoring Workshop/Training of Trainers

    This workshop prepares participants to become DIBELS Next Mentors. DIBELS Next mentors support and train others on administering and scoring of DIBELS Next measures plus data interpretation. Prequisites: DIBELS Next Essential and DIBELS Next Data Interpretation workshops. Recommended length: 1-day.

  • Effective Reading Instruction Workshop

    Strategies for providing effective K-3 reading instruction; essential reading skills to teach for supporting reading development; enhancing delivery of reading instruction to improve reading outcomes. Recommended length: 1-2 days.

  • DIBELS Next Survey and DIBELS Deep PA & WRD Workshop

    Administration and scoring of DIBELS Next Survey and DIBELS Deep Phonemic Awareness (PA) & Word Reading and Decoding (WRD) for the purposes of identifying the target phonemic awareness and word reading/decoding skills to teach during reading instruction; instructional levels; and progress monitoring levels. Recommended length: 1 day.

  • DIBELS Deep CFOL Workshop

    Administration and scoring of DIBELS Deep Comprehension, Fluency, and Oral Language (CFOL) for the purposes of identifying the target reading comprehension and comprehension-related skills to teach. Practice activities and case examples explore the connections between these assessments, DIBELS Next screening data, classroom instruction, and intervention. Recommended length: 1 day.

  • DIBELS Next for Administrators

    Administrators' overview of how use DIBELS Next to improve reading outcomes. Content customized for administrators' needs. Recommended length: 1/2-1 day.

  • DIBELS Math Essential Workshop

    Introductory, comprehensive training on DIBELS Math; Foundations of DIBELS Math; administration and scoring of the early numeracy and computation measures, logistics of assessment and use within an outcomes-driven model. Recommended length: 1 day.

    Please note abbreviated online DIBELS Math training, focusing on administration and scoring of measures only, is available at no cost to research partners.

  • PELI (DIBELS Pre-K) Workshop

    The Preschool Early Literacy Indicator (PELI) is a storybook-embedded assessment of essential pre-literacy and oral language skills needed for kindergarten. This half-day workshop is targeted to early childhood educators. It will cover the foundations and research behind early child literacy and oral language development, how to administer and score all subtests of the PELI measures, and how to use the results within an outcomes-driven model. Recommended length: 1/2-day.

  • DIBELS AD/Pathways of Progress Workshop

    This workshop provides training on the new DIBELS product, DIBELS AD, being used for accountability decisions and the research-based tool, Pathways of Progress, that can be used by educators to set meaningful, ambitious, and attainable goals for students. Recommended length: 1/2 day.

    Please note DIBELS AD research partners may be eligible for online training DIBELS AD training at no cost.

  • DIBELS Transition Workshop

    Training for DIBELS 6th Edition users transitioning to DIBELS Next. Recommended length: 1 day.

  • IDAPEL Workshops

    Click on the links below for more information on training for DIBELS in French:

DMG Professional Development

Stephanie A. Stollar, Ph.D.

Stephanie A. Stollar, Ph.D.

Stephanie A. Stollar, Ph.D., is a Professional Development Specialist/Research Associate with Dynamic Measurement Group. Dr. Stollar is a nationally certified school psychologist and a 1996 graduate of the doctoral program in school psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She has worked as a school psychologist and as an assistant professor in the school psychology program at the University of South Florida. Additionally, she has 12 years experience providing professional development and consultation to school districts on the use of direct assessment measures, including DIBELS, to improve outcomes for all students.

Kelly A. Powell-Smith, Ph.D.

Kelly A. Powell-Smith, Ph.D., NCSP

Kelly A. Powell-Smith, Ph.D., NCSP, is Vice President and Associate Director of Research & Development at Dynamic Measurement Group, where she conducts research on assessment and intervention related to early childhood language and literacy development. She is also a nationally certified school psychologist. Dr. Powell-Smith obtained her doctorate in school psychology from the University of Oregon in 1993. She is a former Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University of South Florida. She also was a faculty associate of the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) and a consultant with the Eastern Regional Reading First Technical Assistance Center (ERFTAC). She has provided training in formative assessment and academic interventions in 20 states and Canada. Over the past 22 years, Dr. Powell-Smith has conducted research related to children with various learning and behavioral difficulties and has conducted over 195 national, state, and regional workshops and presentations.

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