Professional Development


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Professional Development

Our free training resources provide an introduction to DIBELS 8th Edition assessment and tools. For more comprehensive professional development, see our list of certified trainers who can provide virtual or in-person training.

Certified Trainers

This list does not constitute an endorsement of any of the trainers. Our list is made available solely as a convenience and service to the public.

HILL for Literacy

Contact Information: Website

Professional development and informational webinars.

Amplify

Contact Information: Website

Online professional development courses and trainer certification.

Gail E. Lovette, Ph.D.

Contact Information: gel2fe@virginia.edu

Located in: Charlottesville, Virginia (will travel)

 

Shelby Skaanes

Contact Information: sjsedconsulting@comcast.net

Located in: Tacoma, Washington (will travel)

Marissa Suhr, Ph.D.

Contact Information: Marissa.l.pilger@gmail.com

Located in: Portland, Oregon (will travel)

Kaitlyn Roy

Contact Information: kaitlynmroy@gmail.com

Located in: Durango, CO (travel negotiable)

 

Lexie Domaradzki

Contact Information: lexiedom@gmail.com

Located in: Port Angeles, WA  (willing to travel)

David Fainstein

Contact Information: dwfainstein@gmail.com

Located in: Vancouver, BC (willing to travel)

Julianne S. Masser, Ph.D.

Contact Information: juliannemasser@gmail.com

Located in: Boise, ID (2021-2022); Hanover, NH (2022-2027); (willing to travel)

 

Dave Furjanic, Ph.D., NCSP

Contact Information: dfurjanic@gmail.com

Located in: Austin, TX (willing to travel)

Free Resources

  • 2019, January

    Watch a recording of our webinar from January 2019, where we shared information about the DIBELS 8th Edition research and development process and unveiled some of the exciting new features of DIBELS 8.

  • 2019, June

    Researchers from the Center on Teaching and Learning compare DIBELS 8th Edition to other reading diagnostic tools.

  • 2019, May

    This video highlights how easy it is to switch to DIBELS 8th Edition.

  • 2019, May

    Researchers from the Center on Teaching and Learning discuss why DIBELS 8th Edition was developed, including brief descriptions of improvements and updates.

  • 2019, November

    A researcher from the Center on Teaching and Learning describes each of the DIBELS 8th Edition measures. This includes a brief overview, what literacy skills are assessed and the time to administer each measure.

  • 2019, November

    In this video, researchers from the Center on Teaching and Learning describe the technical qualities of the DIBELS 8th Edition literacy assessment.

  • 2019, October

    This video helps you plan for the adoption of DIBELS 8th Edition. Training options, materials and preservation of historical data are discussed.