Shifting the Balance Virtual Book Study (K - 5)


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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 10/11/2021 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/18/2021 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Latricia Johnson
Agency Assistant: Kayla Kolstad 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
10/21/2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
11/18/2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
12/2/2021 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
1/27/2022 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
2/17/2022 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
3/24/2022 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
4/28/2022 03:45 PM - 04:45 PM
Price: $200.00


Gain and Enhance Strategies to Incorporate into Literacy Instruction

Presenter: Latricia Johnson

Price: $200

Description: Science of Reading? Balanced Literacy? Experts agree that students need explicit and systematic instruction in reading foundational skills. Children also need joyful opportunities for the application and transfer of those skills into high-quality, authentic literature. Join other educators as we learn and reflect together. We will gather to examine each of the six shifts and discuss the impact of each. These sessions will have a synchronous and asynchronous component.

Shift 1: Rethinking How Reading Comprehension Begins
Shift 2: Recommitting to Phonemic Awareness Instruction
Shift 3: Reimagining the Way We Teach Phonics
Shift 4: Revising High-Frequency Word Instruction
Shift 5: Reinventing the Ways We Use MSV (3 Cueing Systems)
Shift 6: Reconsidering Texts for Beginning Readers

The goal of the sessions will be to engage educators in collaborative conversations to build their knowledge of Foundational Literacy and to gain/enhance key strategies to incorporate into literacy instruction.

Included is Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates.

Check out our podcast to learn more about Shifting the Balance!

About the Presenter:


Latricia Johnson joins the Curriculum and Coaching Center of Excellence as a English Language Arts/Literacy Consultant. Latricia worked most recently in Milwaukee Public Schools as a District School Improvement Coordinator and has worked in the Beloit and West Allis/West Milwaukee School Districts. She has extensive experience providing educational leadership support services that focus on planning, developing frameworks, models and implementation strategies that support equity for all children.






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