Cracking the Code for Struggling Readers

English Language Arts
PDPs: 
15
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentEnglish Language Arts
Special Education

Description

Children who struggle with decoding and encoding need explicit instruction to develop phonemic awareness so that they understand how to break words into meaningful parts. When this instruction is multi-sensory, students experience more success and are better able to assimilate and retain what they learn.

This workshop is designed to help teachers develop and utilize a multi-sensory approach to allow students reach their full potential with decoding and encoding. Participants will learn and develop a multi-sensory “toolbox” of tricks, strategies, and techniques that will be of immediate use in their own classrooms. This workshop is perfect for teachers working with both general education and special education students.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Grades K - 8

Credits

15 PDPs will be awarded for participants upon completion of these four days of training, in addition to outside reading and assignments (as per ESE regulations). Note that these PDPs will satisfy the SPED-related requirement for recertification.

Availability

Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.

Instructor(s)

  • Tracy Westover photo

    Tracy Westover, MSed is a licensed Reading Specialist who is also certified in the Orton-Gillingham teaching method. She has been in public education for 15 years at the elementary and middle school levels in both NY and MA. Tracy earned her BSE degree in Education from The State University of New York at Cortland in Cortland, NY, and her MSed in Literacy from The College of St Rose in Albany, NY.

For more information, contact:
Position: 
Events Coordinator
Phone: 
413.586.4900 x5981
Email: 
esullivan@collaborative.org

Registration

A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at collaborative.org. You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.