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Discover the program that teaches early care and education providers as well as parents how to foster early literacy skills in children ages five and under.


Forging Connections for Fluency Instruction: How Research Informs Practice

DateFriday, January 19th, 2018
Time 9:00am to 12:00pm
Course Number1134
LocationFaith United Methodist Church Meeting Hall
899 Dorset Street
South Burlington
United States
Course Description

Research continues to advance our understanding of the brain networks and processes involved in reading. However, understanding the relationships among brain networks, cognitive processes, and reading development can be a challenge.

This workshop will focus on a crucial challenge in elementary literacy education: how to help atypical readers achieve reading fluency in order to support comprehension. Participants will take away five teaching techniques for building fluency in several dimensions of literacy education.

Dr. Ashby will summarize what eye movement research tells us about the cognitive processes involved in fluent reading, and connect the development of the brain’s reading networks with gains in reading fluency. Teachers will learn how to apply these ideas to gauge the effectiveness of several widely used techniques for building reading fluency.

This symposium is partially underwritten by the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence.

Required MaterialsNone
Additional Information

Ticket sales have now ended. Please call Caitlin Niland at (802)878-2332 ext 320 to register over the phone.

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The Stern Center means a lot to me. It is because of the work they do that I am a reader today. Before going to the Stern Center, I struggled with reading and my mind was focused on the fact that I couldn't do it- that it was impossible. Being tutored at the Stern Center not only improved my reading skills tremendously but it also changed that mindset. With the help of my incredible tutor, I was able to build confidence in my learning.

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