Fundations® Level 1
|Date||Tuesday, September 26th, 2017|
|Time||8:30am to 3:30pm|
|Location||Stern Center for Language and Learning|
183 Talcott Road
|Course Description||Fundations® for Grades K-2 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations® is based upon the Wilson Reading Principles and is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 program designed to provide high quality classroom instruction for all students, as well as double dose instruction for those students requiring more targeted intervention. Each Fundations® workshop aligns with that grade’s Common Core Reading Foundational Skills.
This workshop provides a practical application of reading research and will prepare teachers to teach Fundations® in Prevention (Tier 1) and/or Early Intervention (Tier 2) settings.
At the completion of this workshop attendees will be able to:
Paula Costello, M.Ed.
Instructor, Professional Learning Provider
Paula Costello, M.Ed., Instructor and Professional Learning Provider, provides workshops for teachers as well as literacy instruction for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. She also partners with Vermont schools and serves as a mentor for classroom teachers. A reading specialist who has worked extensively with students and teachers for 30 years, Paula’s areas of expertise include early literacy learning, literacy development, intervention and assessment.
Prior to joining the Stern Center in 2010, Paula was a reading specialist at Westford School for twenty years. She was also a Developmental Reading Assessment trainer for the Department of Education for eight years.
Paula has completed the Wilson Reading System, Level 1, Multisensory Language Training Program, and is a certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner. Paula is a certified presenter for the Wilson Fundations K-2 program. She also leads the Stern Center’s professional learning course T.I.M.E. for Teachers, delivering in-depth knowledge of the structure of the English language along with evidence-based best practices in reading and spelling instruction.
Paula holds a Master of Education degree in Reading and Language Arts from the University of Vermont, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology as well as a 5th Year Certificate in Education. When she is not helping students reach their potential or training teachers throughout Vermont, Paula enjoys biking, hiking, skiing and spending time with her grandchildren.
|Audience||Classroom teachers, interventionists, and paraprofessionals|
Participants will leave this class with 5 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).
Fundations Level K will be offered on October 10, 2017.
Fundations Level 2 will be offered on September 27, 2017.
My Professional Learning course at the Stern Center provided great strategies and pertinent information about the structure of our language. It is nice to have information that I can use immediately in my day to day instruction.