Workshop Titles and Coaching Topics for both Hebrew and English Literacy:
General Workshop and Coaching Design:
A: All workshops and coaching sessions can be customized for school, classroom, clinical or home implementation. Workshops are can
B: All workshop and coaching sessions can be embedded in Hebrew or English literacy instruction.
C: All workshops and coaching sessions include a blend of theory and practice for immediate and feasible implementation.
D: All workshops and coaching sessions include a list of resources including free downloads and worthwhile purchases.
E: Some workshop topics can be combined for more in depth study and application.
F. Workshops and coaching sessions can be designed to run for one hour, to a half day or a full day.
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1. Assessments: From Screeners to Progress Monitoring
When and how can we economically identify learners that are at risk for literacy success? How can we identify instructional deficits as early as possible so that we can prevent academic failure and close the achievement gap before it widens? How can we monitor progress to ensure instruction is effective and learners are getting closer to or surpassing the benchmarks?
2. The Building Blocks of Learning by Brookes Brothers
How can we understand and communicate about learners’ profiles as we collaborate with educators and parents? How does a learner’s assets and deficits interact with each other to create a profile? How can we use this knowledge to help all kinds of learners become successful students that are engaged and involved in daily learning opportunities?
3. Universal Design of Learning
Universal Design of Learning is framework for differentiated instruction that considers the three main brain networks, affective, recognition and strategic. The purpose of the framework is to provide supports that would enable all kinds of learners to participate successfully in learning while considering their assets, deficits and interests.
4. The Five Foundational Pillars of Early Literacy
The National Reading Panel has identified five foundational pillars for early literacy that should be incorporated into every literacy learning experience. The pillars are vocabulary, phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension and fluency. Workshops can be designed to give participants an overview of how the pillars interrelate with each other or we can delve deeper into each pillar.
5. Structured Phonics versus Balanced Literacy
What is the Structures Phonics and the Balanced Literacy approach to reading and writing instruction? Do they contradict each other or can we blend them for effective learning? If yes, how?
6. The Three Reading Cuing Systems
How can we observe learners while reading in order to identify their assets and deficits in using the three cuing system and how can we plan instruction accordingly? How can we identify learners’ instructional level for reading so we can match readers to texts that are comfortably comprehendible and decodable?
7. Reading Fluency
How is Reading Fluency achieved and what can we expect at the various stages of the literacy learning continuum? How does the Scarborough Rope relate to assessment design and instructional planning?
8. Classroom and Home Libraries for Reading Stamina and Engagement
How can we design and curate libraries with titles across the levels and across the genres? How can we select books for read alouds, guided reading and independent reading? How we build a readers stamina and interest for reading and sharing literature when talking and writing?
9. Multi-Sensory Simultaneous Instruction
What are the Orton Gillingham and Montessori approaches for multi-sensory instruction? How can we provide informed and targeted instruction to help learners make long term memories of letters, sounds and high frequency words? What is the embedded pictures and mnemonics strategy and which learners would benefit most from these supports?