IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.
New Hampshire, along with many other states, now requires that schools screen children in Kindergarten and 1st grade for dyslexia. A huge component of these screens are phonemic awareness and phonics concepts. But, just conducting the assessment doesn't help the student. Now you have all this data, what's next? Review and renew your understanding of phonemic awareness and phonics in this interactive workshop geared to help K-2 teachers support their students develop strong phonemic awareness and phonics foundations. We will review the development of these important skills and share quick, fun, interactive ways to practice in your classroom.
Nicole Outsen is the Literacy Coach and Title I Coordinator at Seacoast Charter School. She works with teachers and students across grade levels to delve more deeply into literacy practices to help all students be successful. She was a classroom teacher for 8 years in New York City and New Hampshire and has been a Literacy Coach/Specialist for 8 years. She has presented at national conferences, been featured in an Annenberg Foundation professional development series on the Writing Workshop, supervised UNH interns, instructed at UNH's summer Writer's Academy for Young Writers, provided in house professional development credit courses, and authored "Comprehension Strategies All Readers Need."