Literacy Sparks: Igniting Young Minds

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 3/29/2024 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 3/29/2024 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 12
Agency Contact: Sue Erickson
Agency Assistant: Judy Ross 715-685-1837
Audience: 4-year-old Kindergarten Teachers & Early Childhood Special Education Teachers
Presenter(s) / Instructor(s): Nicole Aldworth, Early Learning Consultant at CESA 2 and the ELTAI Early Literacy Specialist
Location: Northwood Technical College-Ashland Campus
2100 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Facility: Conference Center
4/5/2024 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Early Learning Continuous Improvement Networking Meeting

April 5, 2024

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Northwood Technical College-Ashland Campus


Join us for a special early literacy training and networking event with a statewide consultant & specialist. During this time, 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 with tips, strategies, and materials to use right away in their classroom or program. We welcome teams of regular and special educators to participate together to learn and plan to use new early literacy strategies that benefit all students. Come learn how early childhood educators can best support science-based early literacy instruction so that students have the best foundation for entering kindergarten. The information shared aligns with the science-based early reading instructional practices outlined in Wisconsin’s Act 20.



Nicole Aldworth. Nicole is an Early Learning Consultant at CESA 2 and the ELTAI Early Literacy Specialist. 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.


E-MLSS Key Features: High-Quality Instruction, A Strong Universal Level of Support, Evidence-Based Practices

Cost: $35 per person (cost recovery for food).  The Early Learning Technical Assistance & Implementation Grant is covering the registration fee.


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