WARNING 

Some Roadmap trainings are not true to the book.

Are you using the REAL Roadmap program?

It is good that teachers and schools want to use The Roadmap to Literacy (Langley and Militzer-Kopperl, 2018). I (Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl) designed the Roadmap program to get up to 95% of Waldorf students reading and spelling at grade level by the end of third grade, which would put Roadmap in the same class as Science of Reading and other research-based programs.

Roadmap aligns with Rudolf Steiner's indications better than anything on the market. However, some Roadmap trainings do not align with the book. This page helps teachers and schools adopt the real Roadmap program and invites you to join me in renewing literacy and Waldorf education.

Can you identify the false practices?


Go through this flip deck and see if you can determine which practices and ideas are Roadmap and which are not.  

Click here to begin.

The Seven Core Tenets of The Roadmap to Literacy

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Here are the seven core tenets of The Roadmap to Literacy. They are seven principles that should be respected if a school or teacher claims to be using The Roadmap to Literacy. 

Click here to read "The Seven Core Tenets of The Roadmap to Literacy."

Four Resources for the Real Roadmap Program

I (Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl) have done several things to help teachers, homeschool parents, and schools adopt the real Roadmap program so they can get up to 95% of students reading and spelling at grade level.

1. New Edition of The Roadmap to Literacy

I have written a new edition: The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy® Edition (Militzer-Kopperl, 2022)It addresses the #1 thing teachers are doing wrong when they use The Roadmap to Literacy.  

Click here to read the preface of The Roadmap to Literacy: Renewal of Literacy® Edition

The first chapter is included in Preview the Books.

2. Renewal of Literacy School:

Courses for The Roadmap to Literacy Books

I (Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl) have created an online school called Renewal of Literacy®. It features on-demand courses to support The Roadmap to Literacy Books, including "Unlocking The Roadmap to Literacy." This course helps teachers get up and running when they use The Roadmap to Literacy (either edition).

Click here to  learn more about "Unlocking The Roadmap to Literacy." Click here to see full course offerings.


3. Featured Bundle:

The Keys to Literacy Capacities

I (Jennifer Militer-Kopperl) have created a bundle of three courses for the literacy capacities (sensory-cognitive functions). These are the capacities that Rudolf Steiner said Waldorf teachers should train. Providing direct instruction in these three capacities is key to getting up to 95% of students reading and spelling at grade level. Click here to read my article in Waldorf Today. It discusses Steiner's forgotten literacy capacity: symbol imagery.

Click here to learn more about "The Keys to Literacy Capacities." Click here to see full course offerings.


4. Are your students behind?

Free course to help!

Illustration What to do if you adopted a pseudo-Roadmap program

I (Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl) created a free online, on-demand course for teachers who need to get their students caught up post-pandemic. The course works equally well for teachers whose students are behind because they received faulty and/or inadequate information on how to use The Roadmap to Literacy. 

Click here for more information about "Renewal of Literacy: Ways to Get Students Caught up in Reading and Spelling."

Renewal of Waldorf Education 

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I (Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl) provide information to renew Waldorf education. I educate on what Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education, really said, and I challenge sacred nothings (or accepted practices that undermine Waldorf education). The truth will make Waldorf teachers free!

Click here to read the article "Academic Rickets: Why Education Should be Balanced, Not Enlivened." 


Please pass this material on to your friends and colleagues.

Let's get up to 95% of Waldorf students reading and spelling at grade level with The Roadmap to Literacy!

Thank you for helping me renew literacy and Waldorf education--for the 21st century and beyond!

Warmly,

Jennifer Militzer-Kopperl,

Author of The Roadmap to Literacy Books

Creator of Renewal of Literacy®

 



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