Institute for Educational Development

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6:00 am – 12:30 pm

November 18, 2022

$279.00 per person

STRUCTURED LITERACY: Best Strategies to Increase Student Success (Grades K-6)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Janet Sewell

Outstanding Literacy Expert and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for K-6 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • Enhance and strengthen your existing literacy curriculum
  • Practical teaching techniques that will drastically improve your students’ literacy skills
  • Improve your students’ reading, writing, and spelling achievement
  • Receive an extensive structured literacy digital resource handbook filled with practical ideas, strategies, and activities you can use in your classroom tomorrow

Practical Strategies

Join experienced classroom teacher and structured literacy leader, Janet Sewell, in this NEW one-day seminar that will provide you with dozens of practical literacy strategies to greatly enhance your K-6 literacy curriculum. Janet will share ways to easily incorporate scientifically researched-based and classroom-tested literacy strategies, methods, and activities into your current instruction immediately. We know that the key to moving our students forward as readers rests on more systematic and explicit foundational skills instruction. Janet’s ready-to-use classroom ideas will give you a fresh look at what effective structured literacy practices can look like in your classroom, and ultimately help you increase the reading growth of all your students. During this interactive, hands-on seminar, you will gain the insights and skills needed to help your K-6 learners in building an even stronger foundation of reading and writing skills. You will leave this seminar with a wealth of highly practical ideas and activities to easily incorporate structured literacy strategies into your current literacy instruction block.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Discover Ways to Incorporate Structured Literacy Instruction with Existing Curriculums
    Enhance your current literacy curriculum with structured literacy ideas, strategies, and techniques to significantly improve your students’ reading and writing growth and achievement
  2. Learn a More Powerful Phonics Lesson Sequence
    Incorporate a powerful and specific lesson sequence recommended by research … Explore the best phonics instructional sequence for your K-6 instruction
  3. Learn the Full Range of Effective Phonics Instruction for Grades K-6
    Learn the full range of grade level appropriate phonics strategies that will greatly improve your students’ capability to read … Observe, participate, and learn!
  4. Help Your Students Have More Meaningful Literacy Learning Experiences
    Discover ways to help your students gain more meaningful practice of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and comprehension within the context of structured and systematic instruction
  5. Enhance Your Current Lessons to Better Support Your Struggling Readers
    The research is clear is about what struggling readers need to experience greater success … Learn practical strategies to enhance your current literacy lessons and boost your students’ reading success
  6. Multisensory Structured Literacy Strategies That Better Support All Your Students
    Take literacy instruction and strategies to new levels of effectiveness by including multisensory methods and techniques
  7. Save Time Planning Your Reading Lessons
    Effective routines can be incorporated to systematically teach structured literacy foundational skills, and help you spend less time planning … Learn how to use routines to teach reading and writing in the most efficient ways possible
  8. Practical Ways to Teach, Model and Practice Literacy Skills in Your Classroom
    Learn practical ways to more explicitly teach lessons aligned to the needs of your K-6 learners in both small and whole groups
  9. Reinforce the Key Elements of Structured Literacy into Your Content Assignments
    Consider practical adjustments you can easily make that will help you quickly bridge your students’ foundational literacy learning with their content assignments
  10. Receive an Extensive K-6 Structured Literacy Strategies Digital Resource Handbook
    Explore an extensive structured literacy strategies digital resource handbook packed with valuable methods, techniques, and ideas … Easy-to-implement strategies ready for your immediate use

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Powerful lesson ideas to implement structured literacy in K-6
  • Multiple ways to use your current curriculum to teach essential letter, sound, and decoding skills
  • Specific reading and writing strategies that boost student learning and improve their growth and success
  • Lessons and routines for more successful delivery of small and whole group reading and writing support
  • Increase your students’ confidence with decoding using engaging hands-on and minds-on strategies
  • Ideas to help your students read and write more successfully in content areas
  • Understand the principles of structured literacy in kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms
  • Help your students improve their foundational literacy skills and increase their overall success
  • Dozens of specific suggestions and ideas to build transference of alphabetic knowledge to reading
  • Connect the structured literacy context and current research to the most effective classroom practices
  • Innovative strategies to increase student comprehension
  • Powerful strategies that support your K-6 students as they become more independent and confident decoders
  • Phonics strategies that will enhance your K-6 students’ reading achievement
  • Reinforce foundational literacy skills using your current content reading and writing assignments
  • Significantly improve your students’ foundational literacy skills and reading success
  • Lesson ideas that connect specific phonics skills and practice to longer, more challenging concepts

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Our recent and most challenging season of teaching and learning has left us wondering whether our “tried and true” methods of reading instruction are really providing our students what they need to be most successful. The truth is in front of us, and we feel the responsibility to help our students escape their discouraging and ongoing struggle in reading. Join me in this one-day STRUCTURED LITERACY seminar as we discover and practice scientifically proven methods and classroom-tested practical strategies that you can easily incorporate into your existing curriculum to enhance and improve your students’ literacy outcomes immediately and into their future.

During our day together, we will explore the components of Structured Literacy as well as learn a variety of classroom-tested techniques and strategies that will directly support your existing K-6 literacy curriculum and almost instantly boost your students’ reading achievement. I will share a wealth of information you can use to incorporate and implement the key components of Structured Literacy in an easy-to-understand format with many practical classroom applications for all grades K-6.

Plan on an engaging and informative day with practical models and realistic practice opportunities that are sure to energize and empower you and your colleagues. Our time together will leave you with powerful strategies to apply in your classroom immediately. All the techniques I plan to share are research proven, effective, and easy to implement in your K-6 classroom.

Janet Sewell

P.S. You will also receive the extensive STRUCTURED LITERACY digital resource handbook I wrote specifically for this seminar that is filled with a wealth of ideas and strategies you can use to enhance your literacy curriculum immediately!

Who Should Attend

K-6 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Interventionists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Structured Literacy strategies, ideas, and activities to enhance your currently literacy curriculum
    • NEW ideas from current experts on incorporating Structured Literacy into your existing K-6 instruction
    • Practical, ready-to-use structured literacy activities to improve literacy growth and achievement
    • Multiple ways to integrate structured literacy instruction across your school day
    • Specific ways to teach literacy skills in a more systematic and explicit manner
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in improving grades K-6 students’ literacy skills.
  3. Consultation Available
    Janet Sewell will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own grades K-6 literacy program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.