Literacy Link - 607-763

Two-day Event: August 3 & 4

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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Mary Jo Ziegler
Agency Assistant: Peggy Strong 262.473.1445
Location: CESA 2 - Whitewater
1221 Innovation Drive
Whitewater, WI 53190
Facility: Room 111
8/3/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM
8/4/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

Please note: This is a two-day event - Aug 3 & Aug 4 | 8:30-3:30 both days

Peggy Northrup, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a speech/language pathologist who has over 20 years of experience working with children in a public school setting. She is dedicated to improving literacy skills of all children.

This two-day course will present a kinesthetic, hands-on approach for bridging the gap between phonological awareness, reading and written language.  Attendees will learn specific hand symbols for consonants and vowels that will assist in teaching rhyme, alphabetic code, sound-symbol relationships, phoneme segmentation and blending. Attendees will also gain an understanding of the phonological awareness continuum and which activities should be taught when. Attendees will learn many songs and over 50 phonological awareness activities that can be implemented immediately into the classroom with any language arts curriculum. Phonological Awareness Assessment will also be covered. The children will “love” this method of teaching literacy.

Session Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the rationale for using a multi-sensory approach to developing phonological awareness.
  • Demonstrate use of hand symbols for consonants and vowels to assist in teaching rhyme, alphabetic code, sound symbol relationships, phoneme segmentation, and phoneme blending.
  • Learn activities that are appropriate for different levels of phonological awareness.
  • Learn how this approach will fit into any language arts curriculum
  • Identify quick ways to assess each student’s phonological awareness skills

Two graduate credits from Concordia University available for additional payment of $143 per credit ($286 total).
Credit requirements and payment information will be discussed on August 3.

Cost: $225 per person before July 1.   $250 per person July 1 and after.  
Includes: The Literacy Link, a Multi Sensory Approach to Sound Symbol Connections, materials binder, and lunch for both days. 

Want to know more? Contact:
Mary Jo Ziegler |

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Cancellations must either be made on MyQuickReg or by emailing Because of our commitment to the presenter and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days prior to the event or who do not attend the event, will be billed the full fee. CESA 2 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via phone and email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. 

Inclement Weather Policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 2 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Disclaimer: CESA 2 will do its best to accommodate general dietary requests; if your dietary need is very specific or severe, you may want to bring your own lunch to ensure your comfort and health. CESA 2 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 2 event. If you have a dietary need or food allergy, please go into your MyQuickReg profile and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made 2 weeks in advance of the event.

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