Avoid the Reading Wars in Your School PART TWO

Event Details

  • Date:
    • November 30, 2023 - November 30, 2023
  • Presenter Name:
    • The Lead Learner
  • Registration Deadline:
    • November 28, 2023
  • Start / End Time:
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EST)
  • Onsite Registration:
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
  • PGP Points:
    • 5
  • ESC Member Price:
    • $100.00
  • Non Member Price:
    • $150.00
  • Facilitator:
  • Location:
Event Cancellation Policy
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If your district is considering adjusting your phonics instruction, then join The Lead Learners as we continue our quest to Avoid the Reading Wars in Our Schools! Mary Brower is back to share a practical process to explore, select, and pilot a phonics program.

November 30 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | NIESC | Mishawaka, IN

What to Expect

  • Exploring Options for a Phonics Program
    • Criteria for evaluating different program options
    • Several possible phonics program options.
    • Ways to “test” the potential programs with kids
    • How to get feedback from teachers and students
    • Participants will bring their current phonics program.
    • Participants will have time to explore the different options and use the criteria to evaluate.
  • Deciding Which Program to Pilot
    • Process of testing the selected program(s) in classrooms
    • Templates for collecting data from teachers, as well as feedback from students.
    • Importance of modeling and observation to the process
    • Process of pitching the idea to the literacy team and then how to get administrators excited.
  • Launching a District-Wide Pilot
    • Mary’s district selected Ufli to pilot
    • Parameters for the pilot
    • Importance of buy-in and mindset
    • Intentionally collecting data from multiple stakeholders

Target Audience:

Primary Audience:
Instructional Influencers, Principals, Curriculum Directors, Teacher Leaders (Grades K-2)

Special Instructions:

Free Registration for The Lead Learners Members Coupon Code: TLLfree
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Discount for ESC Members Coupon Code: ESCdiscount

REGISTER AT WWW.TheLeadLearners.Com


Event Cancellation Policy

NIESC Cancellation Policy

Registrants who notify NIESC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.

  • Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but one week before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop, will pay 50% of the registration fee.
  • Registrants who neglect to call or notify NIESC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full registration fee.
  • On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees