New Courses Coming This Winter
Teaching English Language Learners with Learning Differences: Research to Practice
Presenter: Elsa Cárdenas Hagan, Ed.D.
This one-day course will provide an overview of the state of the art regarding English language learners who struggle with reading and writing. We will look at the science of the reading brain, the challenges for dual-language speakers, and best practices for intervention. Open to administrators, ELL teachers, reading specialists, special educators, and classroom teachers. Lunch included.
November 29, 2018 | 8:30am-3:30pm
EDCO | Bedford, MA
Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed.D, is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist and a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is the Director of Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas. Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan is the author of Esperanza (HOPE), a Spanish language program designed to assist students who struggle with learning to read. Her research interests include the development of early reading assessments for Spanish-speaking students and the development of reading interventions for bilingual students. She was the co-principal investigator of a longitudinal study funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Institute of Education Science that examined the oracy and literacy development in English and Spanish of Spanish-speaking children. She serves as the Vice President for the International Dyslexia Association and has authored curricular programs, book chapters, and journal articles related to oracy and literacy development for English language learners.
Project Read: Framing your Thoughts™ Sentence Structure
Presenter: Jill Pompi, Ed.S.
Developing Active, Thoughtful, Purposeful Writers. Framing Your Thoughts™ Sentence Structure is a sequential and systematic method of instruction that teaches sentence structure from simple to complex. Using graphic symbols to represent the sentence parts and how they function, students learn to construct compound complex sentences with accuracy and creativity. This two-day course includes all materials and the 2018 Edition of the Sentence Structure Guide, which has been enriched with an updated lesson design and parts of speech linked to word function. Open to all teachers in grades 2-8. Lunch included.
January 28-29, 2019 | 8:30am-3:30pm
EDCO | Bedford, MA
Jill Pompi earned a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, her reading specialist certification, and an Ed.S. in Language and Literacy. She has worked as a classroom teacher, having taught all grade levels from Grade 1 through 5, a Literacy coach, a Title I Director, and a Curriculum Director. She is currently serving as an ELA teacher and Title One Director/Literacy Coach for a public school district in Massachusetts. In addition, Jill has served as a reading consultant for numerous schools in Massachusetts and has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at MCLA, Bay Path University, and Simmons College. She has given presentations about Action Research in the Classroom, RtI, Literacy Coaching, Differentiated Instruction, and the Five Components of Reading Instruction. Jill is Wilson Level 1 Certified, a former trainer for Keys to Literacy, and is a National Trainer for Language Circle Project Read training in all strands of the program across the United States.