Academy for Language and Literacy

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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: Aspen
7/30/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/1/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/6/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
8/8/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

The Academy for Language and Literacy is a comprehensive reading training for all educators who work with young readers or struggling readers. This course will focus on enhancing a research informed knowledge base and quality instruction of the key elements of an effective early reading program. Participants will gain an understanding of what grade-specific goals are critical for enabling students to be proficient readers by the end of third grade.  The training will build capacity to teach within any reading program or intervention program to improve outcomes for all students.

Each session will explore the “HOW” of the topic:

  • How the skills develop
  • How to assess the development of the skill and what kind of instruction is necessary
  • How to differentiate instruction at varying points of development

Audience: 4K-3rd grade teachers, special education teachers, interventionists, reading specialists, literacy coaches, instructional paraprofessionals

Instructor: Darla Brink, CESA 8 Literacy Center Director

Cost:        $400.00 per person for 2019-20 CESA 8 – CIA or Literacy Center Member School Districts.  $800.00 for all others

  Building Foundation:

Day 1– July 30, 2019

Oral Language and Phonological Awareness

  • +Discover the Language/Literacy Hierarchy
  • +Identify the language in literacy systems
  • +Explore the phonological awareness continuum
  • +Experience phonological awareness learning activities

Day 2 – August 1, 2019

Letter Sound Proficiency and Phonemic Awareness

  • +Explore a path for developing onset and rime to proficiency
  • +Explore research validated methods for teaching alphabet knowledge (letters, sounds, written formations)
  • +Learn to accurately pronounce the vowel and consonant phonemes in isolation
  • +Assess our own understanding of phonemes


Day 3 – August 6, 2019

The Alphabet Principle and Word Recognition

  • +Examine the alphabetic principle and its critical goal in learning to read
  • +Explore how readers develop a sight vocabulary
  • +Explain the process of orthographic mapping
  • +Examine the stages of word recognition
  • +Outline a developmental approach to teaching reading

Day 4 – August 8, 2019

Phonics and Word Study

  • +Discern the difference between phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, phonics, and word study
  • +Examine how levels of phonological awareness contribute to reading development
  • +Explore phoneme-grapheme mapping
  • +Discover a strategy for phonic blending
  • +Review most the common phonics rules
  • +Explore strategies for promoting orthographic mapping
  • +Discuss instruction for words with irregular sound-spellings
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 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. BY REGISTERING FOR THIS EVEN YOU CONSENT TO PHOTOGRAPHS/VIDEOTAPE taken during the course for publicity, promotional, and/or educational purposes including but not limited to publications, presentations, newsletters, internet, and social media sources. I do this with full knowledge and consent to waive all claims for compensation for the use or for damages. If you do not consent to this statement, please send a written notice via email to the agency contact listed on the workshop posting.