Uncovering the Secrets to Joyful Early Literacy Statewide Virtual Cohort


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Last Date to Register: 1/6/2024 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 1/8/2024 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Nicole Aldworth
Agency Assistant: Kayla Barr 262-473-1473
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
1/11/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
1/18/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
1/25/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
2/1/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
2/15/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
2/22/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
3/14/2024 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Price: $0.00

Uncovering the Secrets to Joyful Early Literacy Statewide Virtual Cohort

Description: In this 7-part virtual series, we will dive into several evidence-based early literacy practices that are vital for promoting a rich and joyful introduction to literacy for our youngest learners. Participants will leave each session with tips and strategies to use right away. We welcome teams of regular and special educators to participate in the cohort together to learn and plan to use new early literacy strategies that benefit all students. This learning is a repeat of the early literacy cohort that took place in early 2023.

Cost: Free

Presenters: Nicole Aldworth, Janet Budney & Cindy Prendergast


About the Presenters:

Nicole Aldworth is the Statewide Early Literacy Coordinator for the Early Learning Technical Assistance and Implementation Grant. She is also an Early Learning Consultant at CESA2. She has over 20 years of experience working with young children and their families as well as supporting educators to increase their capacity and instructional practices. Nicole spent most of her career teaching Early Childhood Special Education, 4K, and 5K. She holds degrees in the field of early childhood education and special education. Providing rich, engaging, and meaningful learning opportunities in a developmentally appropriate manner for all children is a passion of hers, along with coaching and support of those working with young children.



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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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