WETA's Reading Rockets project offers a special resource online for first-year teachers of reading. It is an online course developed especially for new teachers of reading.
On the site, teachers can work at there own pace and access a number of useful resources, including 10 online professional development modules, a teacher toolbox and diaries from two first-year teachers. All of these resources help teachers shape students into skilled readers.
The site is an outgrowth of a pilot mentoring program undertaken between 2003 and 2005 in the Washington, D.C. area. The program taught valuable strategies to teachers of reading.
For more information about the Reading Rockets project, please visit www.readingrockets.org/firstyear