Date: August 18-19, 2020

Time: 9:00am-12:30pm

Location: Web-Based

Cost: $20 --- includes registration and conference materials

Our Presenter: Beth Estill, Reading Specialist, Virginia Beach City Public Schools

Target Audience: Middle School Educators - The Training and Technical Assistance Center at Old Dominion University (T-TAC ODU) is seeking middle school teachers serving struggling readers and students with disabilities to participate in a virtual 2-day training event.  This training is designed for teachers who work with older students who have significant difficulties in foundational literacy. It will help you to target learning gaps through emergent and beginning reading instruction.


Workshop Focus: Teachers will receive professional development in evidence-based literacy instruction that focuses on the emergent and beginner stages. This workshop will provide teachers with an understanding of reading development and provide practice with effective teaching strategies for phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition. The institute presenter will provide information on structured reading, a variety of assessment tools, learning activities and implementation guidance for addressing the needs of middle school students.


Institute Takeaways:

  • A copy of Equipped for Reading Success by David Kilpatrick
  • An understanding of how foundational literacy skills are essential to reading       success
  • Ready to use assessment tools with corresponding activities
  • Instructional and intervention strategies that address the needs of struggling readers 

August 18, 2020 9:00am - August 19, 2020 12:30pm
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