Cracking the Code for Struggling Readers

English Language Arts


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


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.


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

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


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 You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day. Or for Early Childhood Professional Development information, please call 413.588.5570.