for Schools

Professional Development

 

Elementary School Courses

Virtual or In-person:

Structure: Three 45 min sessions | 3 CEUS

Elementary Take the Trick out of Trick Words

Structure:  Five 45 min sessions; 5 CEUS

 

  • Shift mindset of English being “trick” to it being complex, eloquent, and systematic.
  • Empower teachers and students to be comfortable with not knowing “why”
  • Equip teachers and students with the tools and process of how to find out “why” words are spelled the way they are.
  • Take “irregular”, “tricky”, “crazy” and “that’s just the way it is” out of the dialogue.
  • Help students master reading and spelling grade level trick words without emphasizing memorization.

Culture and Mindset Shifts with ELA Curriculum

Structure:  Three 45 min sessions; 3 CEUS

  • state the importance of having a Tier 1 curriculum
  • define “research-based” teaching strategies
  • Identify signs and symptoms of dyslexia and dysgraphia
  • state 3 major “lessons learned” from shifting the school culture from not having a core curriculum to having a core curriculum.

$560.00

Elementary Writing and Spelling Workshop

Structure:  Four 45 min sessions; 5 CEUS

  • Design and refine writing checklists and rubrics for the 3 basic genres of writing (narrative, informational, opinion).
  • Use these rubrics to collect data and measure progress.
  • Pilot the tools looking at student work samples
  • Teach students how to self-reflect and give peer feedback
  • Use spelling mistakes as opportunities for prescribing Tier 2 and Tier 3 instruction. and for deepening understanding

$750.00

Middle and High School Courses

Structure: Four 45 min sessions. | 5 CEUS

 

M.S./H.S. Math and Science Vocabulary

  • Clarify student concept through content vocabulary word study.
  • Refine teaching content vocabulary through learning the structured word inquiry approach.

$750.00

M.S./H.S. Writing and Spelling Workshop

  • Design and refine writing checklists and rubrics for the 3 basic genres of writing (narrative, informational, argumentative).
  • Use these rubrics to collect data and measure progress.
  • Pilot the tools looking at student work samples
  • Teach students how to self-reflect and give peer feedback
  • Use spelling mistakes as opportunity for deepening understanding

$750.00

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My Approach

Teaching kids how to read, spell, and write  in a 1:1 setting is what lights me up and brings me an incredible sense of joy in my vocation.

I have my Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Special Education with a focus on using direct, systematic, explicit, and multi-sensory reading instruction for children with reading disabilities. Specifically, my dissertation focused on delivering an oral reading fluency intervention to elementary aged students.

In addition to using methods rooted in science-based reading research, I have found it necessary to artfully weave several other evidence-based methodologies together in order to perpetuate curiosity, actually master the language,  and instill a love of reading, spelling, and writing in my students which include: The Science of Linguistics and Structured Word Inquiry (I am currently studying with Gina Cooke). I also have a strong professional learning community that I am engaged with both locally and on-line. With that being said, I learn alongside my students everyday and it is so much fun!

Orton-Gillingham credentials:

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioner and Educator, Associate

Academic Language Therapy Association, Certified Academic Language Practitioner

500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher

I am a licensed special education teacher who specializes in reading instruction
for children with Dyslexia, ADHD, and D/deafness.