Get Lit Now: The Tools!
Join us on a journey from speaking, to reading, to writing as we explore the steps of early literacy. This session will introduce you to early literacy strategies and assessments that will help you bring your instruction into alignment with the latest research and most effective practices. We are excited to share the prescribed instructional changes and the research rationale that will support you in meeting the diverse needs within your classroom. We will provide tips you can use with English Language Learners and strategies for differentiating instruction. In this session, you will learn about the continuum of letter knowledge and the progression of phonemic awareness. We will share the best instruction leading to enhanced alphabetic knowledge and ultimately fluency. You will build an understanding of the learning partners of phonics and sight words as well as decoding and encoding. Come update your instructional toolbox for the season of NOW!
Collette Chaney, M.Ed, has been an educator for 23 years. She wants every child to be engaged in rigorous instruction that is child centered. She wants each student to feel valued and cared for by the entire staff. Mrs. Chaney has extensive experience in teaching, coaching and leading teachers. She is currently the principal of Welborn Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas, where she supports a wide variety of at-risk learners.
Sandra Egidy, M.Ed, has been an educator for 22 years. She wants every child to break the code and fall in love with reading. She has extensive experience teaching, training, coaching, and supervising teachers in the pursuit of effective strategies. She is currently the principal of Mark Twain Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas, where she supports a wide variety of at-risk learners.