**CANCELLED** Early Literacy with Kelly Harmon: Creative Ideas, Strategies and Tools

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Agency: CESA 5
Agency Contact: Jeanette Mendoza
Agency Assistant: Elizabeth Graff 608-745-5472
Location Facility Date Time Notes
Glacier Canyon Conference Center at The Wilderness
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Wilderness 25 10/11/2018 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM Fostering Language & Literacy
Glacier Canyon Conference Center at The Wilderness
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Sandstone Ballroom 1/16/2019 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM From Phonics to Fluency
Glacier Canyon Conference Center at The Wilderness
45 Hillman Rd
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Sandstone1 4/16/2019 08:30 AM - 02:30 PM Reading & Writing Strategies in the Early Classroom

Early childhood educators, join us for an awesome three-day training as we learn from educational consultant, Kelly Harmon. Participants will engage in activities related to language and literacy, phonics and fluency, and develop new strategies for reading and writing. Grow, create, and collaborate as you discover new ideas and techniques for teaching all learners.

Day 1 - October 11, 2018: Fostering Language & Literacy

Join Kelly Harmon for a day full of innovative, engaging ideas and activities for authentically accelerating the literacy development of young children! Through language play, music, read alouds, investigations, and experimenting with literacy tools, young children develop receptive, expressive, reading and writing vocabularies. Explore ways to set up a rich language and print environment and how to respectfully share literacy practices with parents of young children. This seminar includes make-and-take games and activities to use immediately in your classrooms!

Topics Covered:

~ Developmentally Appropriate Early Literacy Practices
~ Oral Language Development Activities
~ Using Songs to Develop Language
~ Circle Time Ideas
~ Ideas for Exploring Science Concepts and Skills
~ Literacy Games for Inside and Outside
~ Phonemic Awareness Ideas & Activities
~ Developing Alphabetic Principle
~ Using Snack Time to Develop Procedural Knowledge and Vocabulary
~ Developing a Growth Mindset
~ Parent Involvement Ideas
~ Technology Resources
~ Vocabulary Development Through Play

Day 2 - January 16, 2019: From Phonics to Fluency

Phonics and fluency go hand-and-hand because they are both essential components of a proficient reader. Join Kelly Harmon to boost your knowledge of how to take your students from just sounding out words to reading smoothly with expression! Explore engaging activities that will get your students fluently reading in no time. Plus, explore ways to boost reading comprehension skills in our youngest learners.

Topics Covered:

~ Authentic and engaging ideas for teaching phonics & fluency
~ Igniting a passion for reading
~ Strategies for developing accuracy and automaticity
~ Authentic classroom practice for fluency development
~ Techniques and activities for decoding and encoding
~ Best Practices for vocabulary instruction
~ Fluent reading principles
~ Fluency Practice Ideas
~ Techniques and activities to develop reading fluency and comprehension
~ Spelling Instruction Strategies
~ Word Work strategies & activities that build word knowledge
~ Assessment ideas for phonics and fluency
~ Lesson Planning Guidance
~ Analyzing grade level expectations for Phonics, Fluency, and Vocabulary

Day 3 - April 16, 2019:  Reading & Writing Strategies in the Early Classroom

Help build your student’s reading and writing skills in this interactive training all about the best practices for early childhood! Explore shared reading, power read alouds, literacy centers, and much more. Walk away ready to implement reading ideas for poems, big books, and songs. Learn ways to improve your student’s listening comprehension development. Create early writers with ideas that get students expressing their ideas on paper!

Topics Covered:

~ Building Background Knowledge
~ Listening Comprehension Development
~ Powerful & Interactive Read Alouds
~ Shared Reading using Big Books, Poems, and Songs
~ Drawing and Writing with Young Children
~ Literacy Centers

~About Kelly Harmon~

Kelly Harmon, MAEd, is an international educational consultant with more than 25 years of experience working in early childhood to university level classrooms. Her passion for learning has led her from teaching to leadership roles. In 1998, she began working with districts and campuses in South Texas, providing grant management, literacy workshops, and instructional coaching. In 2002, she joined the Bureau of Education and Research (BER) to present seminars for literacy and technology across the Unites States and Canada. In 2012, Learning Sciences International Marzano Center invited her to join their team as a staff developer for the Marzano Evaluation Model and the Essentials of Rigor. Ms. Harmon earned her master's degree at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She is co-author with Dr. Robert J. Marzano of Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency.

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Who should attend:  Pre-K - 2nd grade educators

Registration Info:
Registration fee:
Includes 3 days of training, breakfast and lunch

  • $300 for CESA 5 School Improvement Services Members
  • $450 for non-members

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registrants receive a full refund if they cancel at least 2 weeks before the event. Because of commitments to the venue, presenters, vendors and participants, no refund of any kind, for any reason, will be given for cancellation requests received after September 27, 2018. Registrations ARE transferable within your organization. CESA 5 WILL NOT CANCEL THE EVENT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registrants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. This policy replaces the cancellation policy stated below.

Cancellation Policy: Registered participants will receive a full refund if they cancel prior to 3 working days before an event, minus any material costs that have already been incurred. Because of our commitment to the trainer and the food vendor, participants who cancel less than 3 working days or do not attend, will be billed the full fee. CESA 5 reserves the right to cancel any event. Registered participants will be notified via email if a cancellation occurs and will receive a full refund. Inclement weather policy: Every effort will be made to hold an event. CESA 5 will notify participants via email as soon as possible if an event has been cancelled due to weather conditions.