Developing Vocabulary in Special Populations

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - This lecture is full.
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Regis College, College Hall
  • Free
  • 2.5 MA PDPs

Word knowledge and the ability to use new vocabulary is an optimal way to lead students towards precision in conveying their ideas through speaking and writing. Vocabulary knowledge is also a key to unlocking the often complex ideas expressed in written text. This session will give participants a taste of the latest research in vocabulary instruction for ELLs and students with language-based learning disabilities. It will allow participants to explore practical strategies to strengthen vocabulary instruction for these students. Developing word knowledge can be an enjoyable and fulfilling endeavor for both students and their teachers.

Guided by knowledge of the Common Core State Standards, the presenter will address the following:

  • What are the best ways to facilitate vocabulary growth in general, and the learning of words within and across disciplines?
  • What supports can we put in place to provide all students access to new word learning?
  •  How do we help students develop word-consciousness and an excitement about developing connections between known and new words?

Appropriate for teachers of grades K-5

This lecture is offered as a public service by the Professional Training Institute, Commonwealth Learning Center, and Stratford Foundation in honor of Marie Hayes.

Presenter: Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg, Ed.M.
Shira M. Cohen-Goldberg, Ed.M. is currently a lead facilitator at the HILL for Literacy, Inc. She received a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University in English and Education, a certificate in Program Planning, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation from Boston University and an EdM in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to working at the HILL, she was a Literacy Coach in Chelsea, MA. She also served as a Reading First Implementation Facilitator for the Massachusetts Department of Education, and worked as a classroom teacher in New York City and California.

For more information, or to register:  800.461.6671 or lisambrooks@commlearn.com

Orton-Gillingham Level 1: Associate Level Coursework

  • June 26-27, 30, July 1-2, 7-8, 2014
  • 7 days, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day
  • Norwood, MA
  • Fees: $1,175, includes teaching manual and phonogram cards (non-refundable deposit: $300)
  • 67 PDPs (3 Graduate Credits Available)

Optional 3 graduate credits through Fitchburg State University (additional $275 payable through the instructor). Outside research is required for this option.

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.

Orton-Gillingham Level 1: Associate Level Practicum and Fieldwork

  • Enrollment is ongoing.
  • $3,000.00 (+ mileage as applicable)
  • 115 PDPs (3 Graduate Credits Available)
  • Prerequisite: Participants must have completed the Orton-Gillingham Level I course within the last two years. Participants will work with their own student(s).

Optional 3 graduate credits through Fitchburg State University (additional $275 payable through the instructor). Outside research is required for this option.

Call 800-461-6671 to arrange an interview.

Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.

Orton-Gillingham Certified Level Training

  • New Cohort Will Begin Summer 2014 - Details TBD
  • Needham, MA
  • 1,850.00 per year
  • 150 PDPs per year
  • Prerequisite: Participants must have completed their Associate level Orton-Gillingham training and be a member of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (or have submitted their Associate level application.) Please call for more information.

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.

Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS®) Program

  • March 31, April 1 & May 1-2, 2014
  • 4 days, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day
  • Williamstown, MA
  • Fees: $700, includes teaching manual (non-refundable deposit: $100)
  • 36 PDPs

Please register through The Reading Institute – www.readinginstitute.net

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The Commonwealth Learning Center is an independent, non-profit teaching facility and is not affiliated with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Pat Lindamood, Phyllis Lindamood, or Nanci Bell.

  • August 4-7, 2014
  • 4 days, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day
  • Needham, MA
  • Fees: $700, includes teaching manual (non-refundable deposit: $100)
  • 36 PDPs

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.

The Commonwealth Learning Center is an independent, non-profit teaching facility and is not affiliated with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Pat Lindamood, Phyllis Lindamood, or Nanci Bell.

Nancibell® Visualizing & Verbalizing® for Language Comprehension and Thinking

  • August 11-12, 2014
  • 2 days, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day
  • Andover, MA
  • Fees: $400, includes teaching manual (non-refundable deposit: $50)
  • 18 PDPs

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.

The Commonwealth Learning Center is an independent, non-profit teaching facility and is not affiliated with Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Pat Lindamood, Phyllis Lindamood, or Nanci Bell.

Reinforcing Reading and Spelling Concepts through Games

  • August 18, 2014
  • 1/2 day, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Needham, MA
  • Fees: $100 (non-refundable deposit: $50)
  • 3 PDPs

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.

Reinforcing Mathematics Concepts through Games

  • November 13, 2013
  • ½ day, 12:00 - 3:00pm
  • Needham, MA
  • Fees: $100 (non-refundable deposit: $50)
  • 4 PDPs

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.

Study Skills

  • Coming Soon!
  • 2 days
  • 12 PDPs

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com

Educational Evaluations

  • April 15, 29, May 6, 20, 2014
  • 4 Tuesdays 4:30 - 7:30 p.m., each day
  • Needham, MA
  • Fees: $250 (non-refundable deposit: $50)
  • 18 PDPs

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.

  • August 13-14, 2014
  • 2 days, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each day
  • Needham, MA
  • Fees: $250 (non-refundable deposit: $50)
  • 18 PDPs

Call 800-461-6671 to register. You will receive a confirmation letter and directions by mail. Sign-up to receive our training calendar in your inbox! Email your name and preferred email address to lisambrooks@commlearn.com.