Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
6:00 am – 12:30 pm

January 6, 2023

$279.00 per person

Enhance Your Reading Instruction: Applications Of The Science Of Reading

NEW Seminar Presented By
Angela Cameron

Outstanding Teacher, Author and International Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Students in Grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • Best, most current information from the Science of Reading research with practical implications and suggestions for whole group and small group instruction
  • Practical classroom activities and interventions grounded in the Science of Reading to strengthen and accelerate the reading, writing and spelling achievement of ALL students
  • Dozens of effective strategies and activities to strengthen students’ phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, writing, and oral language skills
  • Receive an extensive digital resource handbook with dozens of practical strategies

Practical Strategies

Reading is an art and a science. For decades, we have been searching for the best way to engage and teach all of our students. If you are curious about just how the Science of Reading (SOR) research can be woven into your existing reading program, then this seminar was designed just for you. In this NEW seminar, outstanding literacy coach and international presenter Angela Cameron will share not just HOW children best learn to read but WHAT you can actually do to ensure their success as readers. Join Angela for a fast-paced, humor-filled day jam packed with practical, use-tomorrow ideas. These SOR research based, classroom tested strategies will help you enhance literacy instruction supported by decades of research. Angela will show you how to make the most of every reading lesson and how to implement these strategies seamlessly into any reading program as soon as you return to your classroom. You will leave with dozens of ready-touse strategies!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Address the Critical Components of Early Literacy
    Learn practical, highly effective ways to address phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, fluency, writing, and oral language ... Learn how our brains process oral and written language and why it matters!
  2. Better Identification of Students’ Strengths and Needs
    Learn how the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Reading Rope work together to help us better understand the various strands of literacy … Better strategies for identifying students’ strengths and needs in order to strengthen instruction
  3. Practical Strategies to Help Your Struggling Readers and Pre-Readers
    Classroom-tested ideas for more effectively working with students who have not mastered important reading and/or pre-reading skills
  4. Build a Strong Foundation for Reading by Teaching Phonological Awareness Using Research-Based Methods
    Learn dozens of activities to teach all areas of phonological awareness— word awareness, rhyme, syllable awareness, alliteration, onset/rime, phoneme segmentation, phoneme blending, and phoneme manipulation
  5. Practical Strategies to Strengthen Whole Group and Small Group Instruction
    Explore dozens of practical strategies supported by over 40 years of Science of Reading (SOR) research to meet the needs of ALL learners … Practical whole group and small group lessons designed for success regardless of the current program or approach you are using
  6. Help Students Avoid Reading Difficulty: Explicit Teaching Techniques
    Learn direct and explicit teaching techniques you can use immediately to help ALL students … Gain preventative, preemptive strategies for helping students avoid reading difficulty
  7. Work SMARTER, Not Harder When Teaching Sight Words
    Examine what research says about teaching sight words and learn new strategies that really work— for all students!
  8. Foster and Support Strong Fluency Growth
    Discover instructional techniques, materials and activities that help students who struggle with decoding to make more rapid progress in word recognition and f luency ... Engaging new strategies for practicing reading fluency according to the f luency development continuum
  9. Optimize Literacy Instruction for ALL Students - Above Level, On Level and Below Level
    Learn dozens of strategies and activities that dramatically increase the quality of instruction to help your students achieve greater success in reading, writing and spelling whether they are above, at, or below grade level
  10. Receive a Comprehensive Science of Reading Digital Handbook
    Return to your school with the latest research from the field of reading … This digital handbook is full of ready-to-use, easy-to-implement activities, strategies and ideas you can use tomorrow with ALL your students

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Learn the principles of Systematic and Explicit Instruction and how to put them into practice in your classroom TOMORROW
  • Practical strategies for Data-Driven instruction
  • Strategies for teaching phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and oral language that are backed by over 40 years of Reading Research
  • Practical and impactful strategies you can easily incorporate into your existing literacy instruction and program
  • Small changes you can make in your daily literacy routine that have a BIG impact on student success
  • Learn what the Science of Reading IS and IS NOT and how to apply the research findings to your classroom
  • Classroom activities and the latest information for strengthening the brain pathways critical to reading, writing and spelling success
  • Learn what research has to say about leveled books and decodable books
  • Learn new SOR research based strategies that really work for teaching sight words more successfully for all students
  • How to help struggling readers move from “pretend reading” or “guess and check” to a focus on words and the letters and patterns that form them
  • Understand the importance of phonological and phonemic awareness as well as dozens of fun, effective strategies to teach them

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As reading teachers, we know that the students who walk through the doors of our classrooms each year will have vastly different literacy experiences and abilities. We know that to ensure the literacy success of all our students, it is critically important to assess their needs and strengths and provide the right kind of classroom instruction and intervention. The Science of Reading provides us with the information we need to support all students -- those who struggle with literacy skills and those who are on or above level.

I am excited to share with you practical, effective practices, rooted in the Science of HOW children learn to READ, that you can add to your current reading program. I will also give you a wealth of practical ideas, strategies, tips, and tools that you can use immediately to work with all of your students, and especially with those who are struggling to learn foundational literacy skills. Our day together will be filled with easy-to-implement, classroom-tested activities that my students love – and yours will too.

Please join me for an engaging, fun and worthwhile day that will give you practical ideas and abundant resources for implementing research-based practices from the Science of Reading in your classroom. Rest assured that whether you are a veteran or a brand new teacher just starting out, EVERYONE will walk away with many quick, practical and ready-to-use ideas for improving your students’ phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, f luency, writing, and oral language skills. I look forward to meeting each of you at the seminar and sharing my passion for literacy with you!

Angela Cameron

P.S. I have designed a special digital handbook just for this seminar packed with dozens of innovative strategies, activities and mini-lessons that you can use in your classroom immediately.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Students in Grades K-2: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:
    • Planning and Progress monitoring pages for use in your small group instruction
    • Information about and links to a variety of assessment tools aligned with the Science of Reading
    • Phonics scope and sequence backed by Science of Reading
    • Dozens of easy-to-implement classroom strategies and activities to support oral language, phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, f luency and comprehension
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing the progress of their young readers.
  3. Consultation Available
    Angela Cameron will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own reading instruction.
  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.