Professional Development

In the past, Pallais imparted and co-led workshops, taught courses, and conducted specialized meetings related to reading instruction. Between 2004 and 2014, topics included the five components of reading, the use of data to drive instruction, differentiated instruction, instructional design for intervention lessons, centers, techniques to support Spanish-speaking students, the Response to Intervention framework, and evaluation tools for campus leaders.

Below is a representative list:

Metodología para Desarrollar Centros en los Cinco Componentes de la Lectura, Taller a Distancia, Agosto, 2013, Austin, Texas.

Explicit and Systematic Instruction in Phonics to help Children’s Literacy Development, Goose Creek Consolidated Independent District, Baytown, Texas June 20, 2013.

Apoyando la Lectura en los Primeros Grados, Juanjuí, San Martín, Perú, Junio 6 y 7, 2013.

Using the RTI-DMT Data Management Tool to Monitor RTI Implementation on Elementary Campuses, Region 13’s Sixth Annual RTI Institute, Austin, Texas, May 16, 2011.

Componentes de la Lectura para una Instrucción Efectiva; La Respuesta a la Intervención, 11vo Congreso Latinoamericano sobre Lectura: “Cantar Palabras, Dibujar Textos”, July 22-24, 2011, Central American University, Managua, Nicaragua.

Teaching Reading to Spanish-Speaking Students, Graduate Class, Department of Special Education,The University of Texas at Austin. April 10; 2010; September 8, 2010; April 6 2009

Teaching Reading to Spanish-Speaking Students, Cottoncreek Elementary, Austin, Texas, September 10, 2009.

Response to Intervention: Key Components, Austin Independent School District Austin, Texas June 25, 2009

Using TPRI Data to Guide Daily Reading Instruction, Patton Elementary, Austin, Texas, February 13, 2009

Tier III Intervention with First Grade Bilingual Students Laredo Independent School District, Leyendecker Elementary, Laredo Texas, January, 22, 2008

Planning and Evaluation on the Reading First Campus, Reading First Training with Reading Technical Assistants, Austin, Texas, 2005.