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The Science of Teaching Reading STR 293 Preparation Course
This course serves as a preparation course for teachers and administrators who are preparing for the Texas Science of Teaching Reading exam (TX 293). The course focuses on content from Domain II, Reading Development: Foundational Skills and Domain III-Reading Development: Comprehension, and serves to prepare educators for the exam. Learn more and register here


Developing Early Literacy Skills in Prekindergarten

October 5, 2021  |  Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (Face-to-Face Workshop)

Fostering and encouraging early writing and reading skills, and understanding the developmental stages of each student, is a challenge many early childhood professionals face. During this session, we will focus on the stages of literacy development and will learn some strategies to incorporate developmentally appropriate activities to foster students' natural curiosity. Enrollment fees and materials for this session have been covered with RECESS Grant Initiative 1 funds. Learn more and register here.





Writing, Writing Everywhere!

October 9, 2021  |  Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Virtual Zoom session)
Emergent writing skills are an important part of the Early Childhood Classroom. Research suggests that adult modeling  and guidance on how and when to apply writing skills is critical for future academic success. Participants will discuss the stages of writing development, learn how to embed writing in literacy centers, and incorporate writing in the classroom every day. Modeled Writing, Shared Writing, and bookmaking strategies and techniques will be presented. Bookmaking is a wonderful way to show students the reciprocity of reading and writing and an excellent tool to encourage students to write.  Learn more and register here.





CIRCLE: Two-Day Preschool Early Language and Literacy Including Mathematics

October 14–15, 2021  |  Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  (Face-to-Face Workshop)
Participate in the Early Language and Literacy training developed by the Children's Learning Institute, University of Texas Medical School in Houston. This training is based on recent scientific research, is interactive and provides hands-on activities which prekindergarten teachers can immediately implement in their classrooms.


Each participant receives a manual containing resources that will help promote early language and early literacy development as well as mathematic skill development in young children. Training includes the following topics: Best Practices, Social Emotional Development, Phonological Awareness, Written Expression, Language Development, Book Reading, Letter Knowledge, and Mathematics. Learn more and register here.




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