I am spending the day with 40+ teachers from TSD who are participating in a SIPPS training. This is our second full year of SIPPS implementation and it is great to hear the thoughtful questions from our teachers. Last year most of our teachers who were trained in SIPPS were instructional coaches and interventionists. This year, the room is full of classroom teachers as well as interventionists and their ideas for how to include SIPPS in their daily instruction are great. Many are working with their entire class and others are using SIPPS with targeted groups of students. The trainer from Developmental Studies Center, Ann Leon, is wonderful and has a great grasp on both the materials and the instructional skills necessary to use the materials. I am excited to see how SIPPS use continues in our district and how that leads to increased student achievement and confidence in themselves as readers!