Early Literacy Academy

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Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 8
Agency Contact: Darla Brink
Agency Assistant: Betty Kaliebe 920-855-2114 Ext. 252
Location: CESA 8
223 West Park Street
Gillett, WI 54124
Facility: Maple Room
8/14/2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/16/2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/23/2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/24/2017 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

All workshops will be held at CESA 8 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM daily

The academy is a comprehensive reading training for early literacy educators.  This course will focus on enhancing a research-informed knowledge base and quality instruction of the key elements of an effective reading program: phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension.  This four-day plan will engage teachers in research exploration, practical, hands-on sample lesson models, collegial discourse, protocols for literacy assessment, and alignment with state standards.  Participants will gain a view of the current state of reading education, key literacy concepts, teaching tips and intervention strategies as they strengthen instructional pedagogy and explore classroom applications with other early literacy educators throughout the region.  The training will build capacity to teach within any reading program and improve outcome for all students.


Audience: 4K, Kindergarten, first grade teachers, special education teachers, interventionists, reading specialists, literacy coaches, curriculum directors

Cost:        $300.00 per person for 2017-17 CESA 8 – CIA or Literacy Center Member School Districts.  
$450.00 for all others



Day 1 – August 14, 2017

  • Foundational Concepts about Oral and Written Language
  • Teaching Phonological Awareness

Day 3 – August 23, 2017

  • Teaching Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Teaching Fluent, Automatic Reading of Text

Day 2 – August 16, 2017

  • Teaching Phonemic Awareness
  • Teaching Phonics and Word Recognition

Day 4 – August 24, 2017

  • Teaching for Language Comprehension
  • Academic Language Development and Vocabulary Instruction      




DIETARY ACCOMMODATIONS: Due to varied dietary restrictions, CESA 8 cannot guarantee that all special dietary accommodations can be met. CESA 8 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary restrictions with advance notice, but please plan accordingly. CANCELLATION POLICY: Any registration cancellation must be received 7 days prior to the scheduled date to receive a refund or avoid invoicing. CESA 8 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA 8 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. Registered participants not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 8 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Participants will be notified via email through if a cancellation occurs. Please make sure all of your contact information is correct in