The Science of Reading

Virtual Via Zoom

While comprehension seems the foundational base for reading, especially in older grades, all reading successes stem from a solid foundation in Phonological Awareness.  Participate in this short virtual session for an introduction to the Science of Reading. Using Scarborough’s Reading Rope as the framework for our discussion, participants will learn the critical components necessary to…

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Phonemic Awareness

Quincy Public Schools - 1416 Maine St. Quincy, IL - Room 214 1416 Mane St., Quincy, IL

Phonemes are the smallest units of spoken language. They combine to form syllable sand words. Phonemic Awareness refers to the specific ability to identify and manipulate the individual sounds in spoken words. In this workshop, participants will learn about phonemes, segmentation, omission, and substitutions. Participants will walk away with instructional strategies and ways to provide…

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Phonics

Quincy Public Schools - 1416 Maine St. Quincy, IL - Room 214 1416 Mane St., Quincy, IL

Phonics takes what children have learned in phonemic awareness and brings it to the written page. It is a method of teaching children to read by correlating sounds with letters/groups of letters within the alphabetic writing system. Participants of this workshop will learn sound/spelling correlations, including consonants, short vowels, long vowels, and diphthongs. Instructional strategies…

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Decoding

Quincy Public Schools - 1416 Maine St. Quincy, IL - Room 214 1416 Mane St., Quincy, IL

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines decoding as “to convert (something, such as a coded message) into intelligible form.” Decoding is taking what students have learned from Phonics, adding sight word knowledge, and applying it to words, then phrases, then sentences and beyond. Participants of this workshop will gain instructional ideas and strategies to help students build…

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Vocabulary

Quincy Public Schools - 1416 Maine St. Quincy, IL - Room 214 1416 Mane St., Quincy, IL

Vocabulary is much more than reading a list of words. It serves as the fundamental words within a person’s language. Acquiring an extensive vocabulary bolsters students’ reading fluency and comprehension. This session will use Marzano’s approach to vocabulary identification and vocabulary instruction. Participants will leave with a 6-step process for building rigorous lexicons for each…

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Comprehension

Quincy Public Schools - 1416 Maine St. Quincy, IL - Room 214 1416 Mane St., Quincy, IL

The ultimate purpose of reading is to understand what is being read. Do you feel like you understand the delicate developmental progression of comprehension skills? Would you like support engaging students (of all grade levels) in higher order thinking skills around text they read independently? In this session, learn valuable research-based strategies that develop reading…

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Restorative Practices

Dunlap HS Library, Dunlap, IL

Why Restorative Practices in My Classroom? Build & foster strong relationships Improve academic performance Reduce negative behavior Build self-advocacy & self-efficacy Improve classroom climate Provides structure for positive change Restorative Practices Flyer Summer2022

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Daily 5

Quincy Public Schools - 1416 Maine St. Quincy, IL - Room 214 1416 Mane St., Quincy, IL

Daily 5 provides the structure for a balanced literacy classroom. Students thrive on structure and routine; it helps promote student ownership and independence in their learning. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn how to implement the Daily 5 structure in their own classroom. Participants will learn how to build student independence, build student stamina…

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Mindful Movement: Incorporating the Senses into Your Instruction

John Wood Community College Southeast Education Center 39637 260th Ave, Pittsfield, IL

Learn how to utilize SENSORY mindfulness and movement activities to regulate your students. Great for all school educators. Wear comfy clothing and bring a mat! This is a series that builds skills each time but is also a stand-alone. This session is based on the teachings of Maria Montessori.

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Workshop Model: Differentiated Work Stations

Quincy Public Schools - 1416 Maine St. Quincy, IL - Room 214 1416 Mane St., Quincy, IL

You’ve developed a workshop model in your classroom and now you want to take it to the next level. Differentiating work stations means creating aligned but differentiated learning tasks at each of the “stations” in your classroom. This workshop will help you understand how to use data to guide your differentiated decision-making. Participants will also…

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