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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.


Foundational Literacy Skills: T-I-M-E for Teachers™

DateMonday, November 7th, 2016
Time 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Course Number1099
LocationStern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road
Suite 101
United States
Course DescriptionThis multi-day course will provide a conceptual understanding of how children learn to read and the elements of effective reading and spelling instruction. This course draws on current research, developmental models, and practical teaching strategies and activities to help teachers understand students’ evolving insights into the workings of our alphabetic system. Participants will gain an awareness of the power and usefulness of explicit, systematic instruction in phonemic awareness, phonology, phonics, and morphology. Participants will also leave this course understanding how the English language works and how teachers can foster literacy for all learners. Knowing how our language works is the key to delivering quality reading and spelling instruction. This course is available for three graduate credits.

Paula Costello, M. Ed.

Instructor, Professional Learning Provider
Required MaterialsIf you are taking the class for graduate credit, you are required to purchase Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language Skills, 3rd Ed. by Judith Birsh (2011) and Multisensory Teaching of Basic Language skills Activity Book by Birsh and Carreker (2011)
Audienceclassroom teachers grades K-5, reading specialists, special educators, administrators, and support staff
Grade LevelK-5
Additional InformationThis course will meet on the following dates from 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM*
- Monday, October 9, 2017
- Monday, November 6, 2017 *Note: this class meets from 9 AM - 3:30 PM
- Monday, November 13, 2017
- Monday, November 27, 2017
- Monday, December 4, 2017
- Monday, December 18, 2017
- Monday, January 8, 2018
- Monday, January 22, 2018
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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.

- Stern Center Alum