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2024  Professional Development Workshops

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February  Workshops

Nurturing Early Literacy: Designing and Implementing Small Group Activities for ECSE and Pre-K Classrooms- Virtual 
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Embark on a journey of educational enrichment in our upcoming workshop, where participants will explore a diverse array of small group activities meticulously crafted to elevate emergent literacy skills in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) and Pre-K classrooms. This dynamic session will delve into engaging lessons tailored for phonological awareness, letter knowledge, and book reading, targeting essential areas of early literacy development. Key Workshop Components: Phonological Awareness Mastery: Uncover creative activities designed to nurture phonological awareness skills, a critical foundation for early literacy success. Letter Knowledge Exploration: Dive into hands-on exercises and strategies fostering letter knowledge, laying the groundwork for future reading proficiency. Interactive Book Reading Techniques: Discover innovative approaches to make book reading an interactive and enjoyable experience, promoting a love for literacy. Foundational Skills for All Learners: Explore the fundamental skills necessary for supporting the diverse needs of all learners in ECSE and Pre-K environments. Workshop Benefits: Immediate Implementation: Acquire pre-prepared activities and materials ready for immediate integration into your classroom curriculum. Tailored to Early Learners: Gain insights into developmentally appropriate strategies catering to the unique needs of ECSE and Pre-K students. Resource Kit: Receive a comprehensive resource kit, including customizable templates and activity guides, to support ongoing literacy development. Who Should Attend: •Early Childhood Educators •ECSE Teachers •Pre-K Teachers •Literacy Coordinators •Education Specialists Don't miss this chance to enrich your teaching toolkit and cultivate a love for literacy in your young learners. Register now for Nurturing Early Literacy: Designing and Implementing Small Group Activities for ECSE and Pre-K Classrooms on February 8th Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): Dr. Ingrid

Phonological Awareness Unleashed: Integrating Instructional Activities Throughout the Day!
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Unlock the power of phonological awareness in this dynamic workshop designed for educators eager to transform their classrooms. Phonological awareness lays the foundation for early literacy, and this workshop is your guide to unleashing its potential seamlessly throughout the day. Key Workshop Components: Interactive Exploration: Immerse yourself in hands-on activities that bring phonological awareness to life. From playful games to engaging exercises, discover creative ways to captivate your students. Daily Integration Strategies: Learn practical techniques for seamlessly integrating phonological awareness into various parts of the day. From morning routines to circle time and beyond, discover opportunities to reinforce these essential skills. Customizable Resources: Gain access to a toolkit of customizable resources and materials that align with diverse learning styles. Take away ready-to-use activities that cater to different levels of phonological awareness development. Differentiated Instruction: Explore strategies for meeting the diverse needs of your students. Whether you're working with emerging readers or those needing additional support, discover how to tailor activities to ensure every student thrives. Assessment Insights: Understand effective assessment techniques to gauge students' phonological awareness levels. Learn how to use assessment data to inform your instructional approach and address specific learning needs. Workshop Benefits: Immediate Implementation: Walk away with practical activities and ideas ready for immediate integration into your daily lesson plans. Enhanced Teaching Skills: Elevate your teaching skills with evidence-based strategies that strengthen phonological awareness in early learners. Resource Kit: Receive a comprehensive resource kit, including customizable templates and activity guides, to support your ongoing implementation. Professional Growth: Expand your toolkit and expertise, enhancing your ability to create a rich and engaging learning environment for your students. Who Should Attend: •Early Childhood Educators •Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers •Literacy Coaches •Special Education Teachers Don't miss this opportunity to revolutionize your approach to phonological awareness and create an environment where literacy skills flourish. Register now for Phonological Awareness Unleashed: Integrating Instructional Activities Throughout the Day! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s

Vocabulary Instruction for Grades 3rd-8th 
9am to 11am  PST

Vocabulary measures a person's listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities as well as one's general knowledge. Vocabulary size is a strong predictor of future reading, academic, and career success. ​ In Developing Vocabulary for Reading Success – Online, participants learn strategies for learning specific vocabulary such as word webs and word-learning strategies, using contextual clues.  Sessions are offered face to face as well. Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Reading Workstation Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $89 Instructor(s): Dr. Ingrid

 Helping Emergent Bilingual Students Develop Language Comprehension
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Join us for an engaging workshop designed to empower educators with effective strategies for supporting emergent bilingual students in developing robust language comprehension skills. In an increasingly diverse educational landscape, understanding and addressing the unique needs of emergent bilingual learners is crucial for fostering academic success. This workshop provides practical insights, interactive activities, and evidence-based approaches to enhance language comprehension in emergent bilingual students. Key Topics: Understanding Emergent Bilingualism: Explore the nuances of emergent bilingualism, recognizing the diversity of language backgrounds and experiences among students. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Learn how to integrate culturally responsive teaching practices that foster a positive and inclusive learning environment for emergent bilingual learners. Vocabulary Development: Delve into effective strategies for expanding vocabulary and promoting word learning to enhance language comprehension. Reading Comprehension Strategies: Gain insights into research-backed reading comprehension techniques tailored to the needs of emergent bilingual students. Interactive Language Activities: Participate in hands-on activities designed to engage emergent bilingual learners and reinforce language comprehension skills. Who Should Attend: •Educators •Language Specialists •Administrators •Curriculum Developers Benefits: •Acquire practical strategies for immediate implementation in the classroom. •Enhance cultural competence and responsiveness in teaching. •Foster a supportive learning environment for emergent bilingual students. •Access resources and materials for continued professional development. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and tools to support the language development of emergent bilingual students. Together, let's create inclusive and enriching learning experiences! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): Dr. Ingrid

Vocabulary Instruction For Grades 3rd - 8th 
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Vocabulary measures a person's listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities as well as one's general knowledge. Vocabulary size is a strong predictor of future reading, academic, and career success. ​ In Developing Vocabulary for Reading Success – Online, participants learn strategies for learning specific vocabulary such as word webs and word-learning strategies, using contextual clues.  Sessions are offered face to face as well. Objective: Focused instruction on specific needs; Tier II instruction; Reading Workstation Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $89 Instructor(s): Dr. Ingrid

9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Join us for an engaging workshop designed to empower educators with effective strategies for supporting emergent bilingual students in developing robust language comprehension skills. In an increasingly diverse educational landscape, understanding and addressing the unique needs of emergent bilingual learners is crucial for fostering academic success. This workshop provides practical insights, interactive activities, and evidence-based approaches to enhance language comprehension in emergent bilingual students. Key Topics: Understanding Emergent Bilingualism: Explore the nuances of emergent bilingualism, recognizing the diversity of language backgrounds and experiences among students. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Learn how to integrate culturally responsive teaching practices that foster a positive and inclusive learning environment for emergent bilingual learners. Vocabulary Development: Delve into effective strategies for expanding vocabulary and promoting word learning to enhance language comprehension. Reading Comprehension Strategies: Gain insights into research-backed reading comprehension techniques tailored to the needs of emergent bilingual students. Interactive Language Activities: Participate in hands-on activities designed to engage emergent bilingual learners and reinforce language comprehension skills. Who Should Attend: •Educators •Language Specialists •Administrators •Curriculum Developers Benefits: •Acquire practical strategies for immediate implementation in the classroom. •Enhance cultural competence and responsiveness in teaching. •Foster a supportive learning environment for emergent bilingual students. •Access resources and materials for continued professional development. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and tools to support the language development of emergent bilingual students. Together, let's create inclusive and enriching learning experiences! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): Dr. Ingrid

Unlocking Words: Vocabulary Strategies for Working with Emergent Bilinguals (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Join us for an enriching workshop designed to equip educators with powerful vocabulary strategies tailored for working with emergent bilingual students. Building a strong foundation in language is key to academic success, and this workshop focuses on effective techniques to support emergent bilinguals in their language development journey. Key Workshop Components: Cultivating Language Rich Environments: Explore methods for creating immersive learning spaces that foster vocabulary acquisition for emergent bilingual students. Interactive Teaching Techniques: Learn dynamic and engaging teaching strategies that promote vocabulary development through interactive and meaningful activities. Multilingual Resources: Discover a treasure trove of multilingual resources and materials designed to enhance vocabulary acquisition in emergent bilingual learners. Differentiated Instruction: Understand how to tailor vocabulary instruction to meet the diverse needs of emergent bilingual students, considering language proficiency levels and individual learning styles. Assessment and Progress Monitoring: Gain insights into effective assessment tools and progress monitoring techniques to track vocabulary growth and inform instructional decisions. Workshop Benefits: Practical Implementation: Acquire immediately applicable strategies to integrate into your daily teaching practices. Cultural Responsiveness: Develop a deeper understanding of cultural considerations when teaching vocabulary to emergent bilingual students. Resource Kit: Receive a comprehensive resource kit with ready-to-use materials, promoting continued support in your classroom. Who Should Attend: •ESL Teachers •Bilingual Educators •Classroom Teachers •Language Specialists •School Administrators Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching toolkit and empower emergent bilingual students with effective vocabulary strategies. Register now for Unlocking Words: Vocabulary Strategies for Working with Emergent Bilinguals! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): NLI Instructor

March Workshops

Workshop Title: Unlocking Literacy Success: The 5 Keys to Effectively Instructing Emergent Bilinguals in a Science of Reading Context (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Join us for an insightful workshop designed to empower educators with the essential keys to effectively instructing emergent bilingual students within the framework of the Science of Reading. As literacy forms the cornerstone of academic achievement, understanding how to cater instruction to the unique needs of emergent bilinguals is crucial. This workshop will provide you with practical strategies grounded in the Science of Reading, ensuring a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction. Key Workshop Components: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Mastery: Delve into evidence-based techniques that develop phonemic awareness and phonics skills, laying a strong foundation for emergent bilinguals. Vocabulary Building Strategies: Explore innovative approaches to expand vocabulary, supporting language acquisition and comprehension within a Science of Reading framework. Comprehensive Reading Instruction: Learn how to integrate the essential components of reading instruction, including decoding, fluency, and comprehension, to enhance literacy skills in emergent bilingual learners. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Understand the importance of culturally responsive teaching in the Science of Reading context, creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Differentiation Techniques: Acquire strategies for differentiating instruction to meet the diverse needs of emergent bilingual students, ensuring a tailored and effective learning experience. Workshop Benefits: Immediate Implementation: Take away practical tools and strategies ready for immediate integration into your literacy instruction. Scientifically Proven Approaches: Gain insights into evidence-based practices rooted in the Science of Reading to maximize literacy success. Resource Kit: Receive a comprehensive resource kit containing adaptable materials and resources to support ongoing literacy instruction. Who Should Attend: •ESL Teachers •Bilingual Educators •Literacy Coaches •Classroom Teachers •Reading Specialists Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your literacy instruction toolkit and empower emergent bilingual learners with effective strategies rooted in the Science of Reading. Register now for Unlocking Literacy Success: The 5 Keys to Effectively Instructing Emergent Bilinguals! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): NLI Instructor

Unlocking Words: Vocabulary Strategies for Working with Emergent Bilinguals (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Join us for an enriching workshop designed to equip educators with powerful vocabulary strategies tailored for working with emergent bilingual students. Building a strong foundation in language is key to academic success, and this workshop focuses on effective techniques to support emergent bilinguals in their language development journey. Key Workshop Components: Cultivating Language Rich Environments: Explore methods for creating immersive learning spaces that foster vocabulary acquisition for emergent bilingual students. Interactive Teaching Techniques: Learn dynamic and engaging teaching strategies that promote vocabulary development through interactive and meaningful activities. Multilingual Resources: Discover a treasure trove of multilingual resources and materials designed to enhance vocabulary acquisition in emergent bilingual learners. Differentiated Instruction: Understand how to tailor vocabulary instruction to meet the diverse needs of emergent bilingual students, considering language proficiency levels and individual learning styles. Assessment and Progress Monitoring: Gain insights into effective assessment tools and progress monitoring techniques to track vocabulary growth and inform instructional decisions. Workshop Benefits: Practical Implementation: Acquire immediately applicable strategies to integrate into your daily teaching practices. Cultural Responsiveness: Develop a deeper understanding of cultural considerations when teaching vocabulary to emergent bilingual students. Resource Kit: Receive a comprehensive resource kit with ready-to-use materials, promoting continued support in your classroom. Who Should Attend: •ESL Teachers •Bilingual Educators •Classroom Teachers •Language Specialists •School Administrators Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your teaching toolkit and empower emergent bilingual students with effective vocabulary strategies. Register now for Unlocking Words: Vocabulary Strategies for Working with Emergent Bilinguals! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): NLI Instructor

Crafting Language Development in Small Groups: A Hands-On Approach for ECSE and Pre-K Classrooms  (Face to Face)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Embark on a journey of exploration in this session as participants dive into a diverse array of small group activities. Uncover strategies focusing on vocabulary, listening comprehension, story retelling, and language development. Delve into the foundational skills essential for supporting all students. Attendees will depart with a collection of pre-prepared activities and materials, ready for immediate implementation in their classrooms. Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $125 Instructor(s): NLI Instructor

Using Interactive Read Aloud to Develop Mathematical Thinking (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Mathematical thinking and read-alouds are a natural marriage! Read-alouds are strong methods for advancing language and education improvement through intuitive conversation and reaction. Participants will discuss collaborative steps of read-aloud and the integration of mathematics using planned activities. This workshop will elaborate purposeful math with literacy to extend student learning.

Effective Guided Reading Planning and Implementation (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Planning and implementing guided reading takes time and exertion. Through this session participants will learn how to facilitate students, through fulfillment of seeing them apply what you instructed through effective strategies. This workshop will exhibit how to produce the implementation strategies of guided reading.

Phonological Awareness and Oral Language (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Phonological awareness is critical for the foundation for emerging readers. During this workshop participants will discover in depth knowledge regarding phonological awareness and oral language. The session will examine both areas and how to engage young learners through engaging and authentic activities and strategies.

April Workshops

Using Interactive Read Aloud to Develop Mathematical Thinking (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Mathematical thinking and read-alouds are a natural marriage! Read-alouds are strong methods for advancing language and education improvement through intuitive conversation and reaction. Participants will discuss collaborative steps of read-aloud and the integration of mathematics using planned activities. This workshop will elaborate purposeful math with literacy to extend student learning.

Nurturing Literacy Foundations: Essential Skills for Emergent Bilingual Learners  (Virtual)

Description: Embark on a transformative learning journey with our workshop dedicated to cultivating foundational literacy skills tailored for emergent bilingual learners. Building a strong literary foundation is paramount for academic success, and this workshop is crafted to empower educators with targeted strategies to support and enrich the literacy journey of emergent bilingual students. Key Workshop Components: Phonological Awareness and Phonics: Delve into effective techniques for developing phonological awareness and phonics skills, laying the groundwork for reading proficiency. Vocabulary Building: Explore innovative approaches to expand vocabulary in emergent bilingual learners, promoting language acquisition and comprehension. Reading Comprehension Strategies: Learn research-backed methods for enhancing reading comprehension skills, enabling students to engage with and understand written texts. Interactive Language Activities: Engage in hands-on activities designed to make learning enjoyable, fostering a positive attitude towards literacy. Cultural Sensitivity in Literacy Instruction: Understand the importance of cultural sensitivity in literacy instruction for emergent bilingual learners, creating an inclusive and supportive learning environment. Workshop Benefits: Immediate Application: Acquire practical tools and strategies ready for immediate integration into your literacy instruction. Differentiation Techniques: Learn how to tailor literacy instruction to meet the diverse needs of emergent bilingual learners, considering language proficiency levels and individual strengths. Resource Kit: Receive a comprehensive resource kit containing adaptable materials and resources to continue supporting your students beyond the workshop. Who Should Attend: •ESL Teachers •Bilingual Educators •Literacy Coaches •Classroom Teachers •School Administrators Don't miss this opportunity to strengthen your instructional approach and empower emergent bilingual learners on their literacy journey. Register now for Nurturing Literacy Foundations: Essential Skills for Emergent Bilingual Learners! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): NLI Instructor

Building Comprehension Starts in the Early Childhood Classroom
(Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Participants will discover comprehension begins in early childhood classrooms. This session will introduce various reading strategies, while maintaining the thought children learn best through play.

Effective Writing Strategies for Emergent Writers (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Participants will engage in how to build effective young writers through specific strategies. This session will identify strategies for young learners that will lead to writing achievement through the joy of play.

Cultivating Inclusive Environments: Embracing Restorative Practices for a Positive School Culture  (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Unlock the potential of a positive school culture through the adoption of restorative practices. Traditional disciplinary methods often contribute to adverse outcomes for students, particularly those of color, perpetuating the school-to-prison pipeline. This session dives into the transformative power of restorative practices, offering an alternative approach to disciplinary issues. Key Points: Shifting from Punitive to Restorative: Explore how restorative practices create an inclusive and welcoming environment by emphasizing relationships and community over punitive measures. Global Success Stories: Discover real-world success stories of schools worldwide that have successfully implemented restorative practices, fostering positive school cultures. Practical Implementation Strategies: Whether you're considering adopting restorative practices or refining existing policies, gain insights into evaluating current practices and identifying opportunities for a more restorative approach. Nurturing Safety and Support: Learn how to establish a secure and supportive environment that nurtures both students and staff, contributing to a positive and flourishing school culture. Who Should Attend: •School Administrators •Teachers •Counselors •Education Policy Makers •Community Stakeholders Join us in this transformative session and embark on a journey toward a more inclusive, nurturing, and positive school culture. Register now to explore the profound impact of restorative practices on your educational community. Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): NLI Instructor

Effective Writing Strategies for Emergent Writers (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Participants will engage in how to build effective young writers through specific strategies. This session will identify strategies for young learners that will lead to writing achievement through the joy of play

May Workshops

Early Intervention Strategies Readers (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

This session will focus on targeted skills for the emergent reader. The session will enrich the participants’ awareness of how to fill in the missing gap for young learners.

9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Join us for an engaging workshop designed to empower educators with effective strategies for supporting emergent bilingual students in developing robust language comprehension skills. In an increasingly diverse educational landscape, understanding and addressing the unique needs of emergent bilingual learners is crucial for fostering academic success. This workshop provides practical insights, interactive activities, and evidence-based approaches to enhance language comprehension in emergent bilingual students. Key Topics: Understanding Emergent Bilingualism: Explore the nuances of emergent bilingualism, recognizing the diversity of language backgrounds and experiences among students. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Learn how to integrate culturally responsive teaching practices that foster a positive and inclusive learning environment for emergent bilingual learners. Vocabulary Development: Delve into effective strategies for expanding vocabulary and promoting word learning to enhance language comprehension. Reading Comprehension Strategies: Gain insights into research-backed reading comprehension techniques tailored to the needs of emergent bilingual students. Interactive Language Activities: Participate in hands-on activities designed to engage emergent bilingual learners and reinforce language comprehension skills. Who Should Attend: •Educators •Language Specialists •Administrators •Curriculum Developers Benefits: •Acquire practical strategies for immediate implementation in the classroom. •Enhance cultural competence and responsiveness in teaching. •Foster a supportive learning environment for emergent bilingual students. •Access resources and materials for continued professional development. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and tools to support the language development of emergent bilingual students. Together, let's create inclusive and enriching learning experiences! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): Dr. Ingrid

Early Intervention Strategies Readers (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

This session will focus on targeted skills for the emergent reader. The session will enrich the participants’ awareness of how to fill in the missing gap for young learners.

Children’s Literature and STEM Integration (Virtual)
9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

This session will display a variety of learning materials, while integrating STEM into classroom practices. Participants will engage in growth mindsets to discuss collaborations and problem-solving skills for youth emerging learners.

June/July  Workshops

Many Dates to Select From 

The Classroom Management workshop and Stack provides a forum for educators to learn about various approaches to classroom management including progressive discipline, restorative practices, Positive Behavior Interventions & Support and Responsibility-Centered Discipline. It is a must-attend event for teachers and administrators who are looking to apply the most current innovations and research to improve student behavior and academic performance.

9am to 11am CST,  1pm to 3:00pm EST   or 4pm to 6pm PST

Description: Join us for an engaging workshop designed to empower educators with effective strategies for supporting emergent bilingual students in developing robust language comprehension skills. In an increasingly diverse educational landscape, understanding and addressing the unique needs of emergent bilingual learners is crucial for fostering academic success. This workshop provides practical insights, interactive activities, and evidence-based approaches to enhance language comprehension in emergent bilingual students. Key Topics: Understanding Emergent Bilingualism: Explore the nuances of emergent bilingualism, recognizing the diversity of language backgrounds and experiences among students. Culturally Responsive Teaching: Learn how to integrate culturally responsive teaching practices that foster a positive and inclusive learning environment for emergent bilingual learners. Vocabulary Development: Delve into effective strategies for expanding vocabulary and promoting word learning to enhance language comprehension. Reading Comprehension Strategies: Gain insights into research-backed reading comprehension techniques tailored to the needs of emergent bilingual students. Interactive Language Activities: Participate in hands-on activities designed to engage emergent bilingual learners and reinforce language comprehension skills. Who Should Attend: •Educators •Language Specialists •Administrators •Curriculum Developers Benefits: •Acquire practical strategies for immediate implementation in the classroom. •Enhance cultural competence and responsiveness in teaching. •Foster a supportive learning environment for emergent bilingual students. •Access resources and materials for continued professional development. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights and tools to support the language development of emergent bilingual students. Together, let's create inclusive and enriching learning experiences! Professional Development Credits Available: (3) CPE Registration Fee: $69 Instructor(s): Dr. Ingrid

K-6

This series, based on the Science of Teaching Reading framework, explores key concepts in foundational literacy, including oral language, phonological awareness, word structure and analysis, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Designed for teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, and preservice teachers, each course dives deeply into the theory and practice of early reading skills and provides educators the tools to implement effective early literacy practices. The Purpose of the Science of Teaching Reading Literacy Institute will be to present some of the core information that teachers need to help young children learn to read and write well and to support the children who struggle. This 4-day literacy institute will also offer details for designing a rigorous, challenging and engaging curriculum that includes research-based practices, differentiated instruction, and scaffolding techniques to guarantee the literacy success of all students.

Many Dates to Select From 

This special education workshop series is hands-on, research-based professional development designed to empower special and general educators and strengthen student academic and behavioral needs using brain-based strategies, and social-emotional learning tools . We are committed to finding innovative ways to support and collaborate with local districts and charter schools throughout the region by providing special education professional development and other services. Our administrative and program supports are based on regional needs and are dedicated to providing leadership, special education professional development, guidance, updates, services, support, program implementation, and products to assist districts and charter schools to improve results for students with disabilities birth through age 21.

Using Interactive Read Aloud to Develop Mathematical Thinking
JULY 29

Each day will include a mix of presentations, hands-on activities, discussions, and reflection time to ensure participants engage deeply with the content and have opportunities to apply what they've learned to their teaching practice.

Building Comprehension Starts in the Early Childhood Classroom
JULY 14, 2024

This session will introduce Instructional strategies which assist learners with their ability to understand, remember, and communicate meaning from text.

Effective Writing Strategies for Emergent Writers
JULY 22, 2024

This session will engage participants in understanding ways to implement authentic daily writing into the classroom, including guided, shared, interactive, and independent opportunities.

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