Reading and the Brain
|Date||Monday, July 16th, 2018 to Friday, July 20th, 2018|
|Time||8:30am to 4:00pm|
|Location||Stern Center for Language and Learning|
183 Talcott Road
We’re sorry, but this class is full. We will offer this course again in the spring of 2019.
Humans are not hard-wired for reading, and yet many young children learn how to read at a basic level by the end of first grade. How does our primate brain learn how to read using the neural circuits that we are born with? What happens in the brain when the reading process goes awry? This interactive course is designed for elementary and middle school educators who wish to learn about the brain basis of reading and the implications of reading research for improving classroom instruction. Course participants will leave with an in-depth understanding of the key processes in early reading development: phonological awareness, phonology, reading and spelling development, reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Participants will take away practical strategies they can immediately implement with their students.
Course topics include:
This course will occur over the following dates and times:
Required reading if taking the course for graduate credit: “Expert Perspectives on Interventions for Reading” by Moats, Dakin, & Joshi
You will need to purchase this book on your own for $23: https://dyslexiaida.org/product/expert-perspectives-on-interventions-for-reading
Jane Ashby, Ed.M., Ph.D.
Senior Director of Education
Jane Ashby, Ph.D., leads our Professional Learning Program. She holds advanced degrees in Education (Harvard) and Psychology (University of Massachusetts). Early in her career, Jane taught children and adults with reading difficulties in the Boston area, taught Writer’s Workshop, and performed educational assessments at Harvard Children’s Hospital. Later, she established a center in Ohio that provided staff development for educators, private tutoring, and summer programs for children who struggle with learning to read. As an Associate Professor of Psychology at Central Michigan University, Dr. Ashby directs a laboratory that studies how cognitive processes operate in real-time during silent reading. She also maintains an affiliation with Haskins Labs at Yale University. Her publications include several papers about the role of phonology in silent reading, a graduate text about reading processes, and book chapters about reading development. In addition, she is an experienced practitioner who has used several structured literacy approaches, including Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, LETRS, and Project Read. Jane enjoys supporting teachers as they grow pedagogical skills that empower all children to experience the joy of reading.
|Required Materials||If taking the course for graduate credit, You will need to purchase this book on your own for $23: https://dyslexiaida.org/product/expert-perspectives-on-interventions-for-reading|
|Audience||Classroom teachers, interventionists, reading specialists, special educator, and other school personnel|
|Grade Level||K-6; Tiers 1, 2, and 3|
This course is full
As a result of the Professional Learning course I attended at the Stern Center, I have a better understanding of how children learn differently and how my interactions with them impact their daily learning.