2020-2021 Best Practices in Literacy Instruction and Program Implementation

The course will provide an overview of the NSSED Essential Skills Literacy Curriculum and best practices for well rounded literacy instruction across the school year. The group will review and generate instructional strategies for approaching instruction with comprehension, concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, word reading, fluency, writing composition, writing skills and process, and language and vocabulary. A variety of literacy focused instructional programs will be reviewed (survey will be sent out to participants in advance to determine programs of interest). Participants will identify strategies to incorporate into their literacy instruction. Participants will become familiar with literacy focused instructional programs to help them make well informed decisions when trying out new programs with students. The material is appropriate for Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Intervention Specialists, and SLPs teaching literacy skills to students with Developmental Delays, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Multiple Disabilities.

Satisfactory Completion: Credit for attending a course is based on your signature on the sign in sheet as well as sign out sheet. Participants are expected to attend the entire session to earn credit. Partial attendance may result in partial or no PD credit. All participants must complete an evaluation of the class within two weeks of the session or final session to be sent a certificate.
Cost Information: Workshop fees are waived for NSSED employees, Member District* employees, and parents of students in our member districts. For individual participants who do not meet the above criteria, this course participation fee is $150.00. All Registration or material fees will be billed directly to the school district that employs the participant after the session is complete or the first session in a series is complete. Individuals are asked to not bring payment to the session.
Cancellations: There is no cancellation fee, though we ask for advanced notice to open the spot for another person. NSSED reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to low enrollment.
Refunds: NSSED does not charge prior to the start of the course. If an individual attends the first day of a learning series but is unable to attend the remaining sessions, the school district that employs the participant is able to designate an alternate person. It is up the individual no longer attending the program to give their replacement the information learned in the first session.
*Member Districts include:
    Northbrook 27, Northbrook 28, Sunset Ridge 29, Glenview/Northbrook 30, West Northfield 31, Glenview 34, Glencoe 35, Winnetka 36, Kenilworth 38, Lake Bluff 65, Lake Forest 67, Bannockburn 106, Deerfield 109, North Shore 112, Township HS 113, Lake Forest 115, New Trier 203, Glenbrook 225.

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Max. 15 seats