Spalding Education Foundation Nationwide: Spalding Education Foundation provides workshops in the Spalding Method (based on Orton-Gillingham) of teaching reading to teachers and parents in different scheduled locations around the nation. For course details and information on training in your area, visit www.spalding.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Marva Collins Seminars Chicago, Illinois: In her Success in Phonics seminars, Marva Collins shares the keys to the success she has experienced in teaching children with all kinds of special needs to become competent readers. Topics included are long and short vowels, blends, diphthongs, digraphs, syllabication, spelling, and diacritical marking, plus vocabulary, reading comprehension, poetry, avoiding discipline
Lindamood-Bell Reading Clinics Nationwide: Specially trained Lindamood-Bell instructors teach phonics and speech therapy to those who need more intensive instruction than a regular classroom provides. Clinics are in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Washington state, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.lblp.com for more details.
Association for Direct Instruction Nationwide: The mission of the ADI is to improve education by promoting “instruction that represents the state-of-the-art in research-based practices–instruction that emphasizes thoughtful balance rather than faddish extremes”. They publish the Effective School Practices magazine and provide staff development workshops across the nation.
Ball-Stick-Bird Workshops and In-service Training Williamstown, Massachusetts: The workshops train teachers in child development, as well as the theory and use of Dr. Renee Fuller’s phonics program for beginning, dyslexic, and learning-disabled students. The mornings are usually devoted to theory and the afternoons to classes demonstrating how to teach individuals or groups of actual students. For more
Direct Approach to Reading and Spelling Seminars Indianapolis, Indiana: Kathleen Alfke trains teachers, tutors, homeschooling parents, principals, and grandparents in how to implement simple, inexpensive, audio-visual, explicit, systematic phonics into their existing reading program. A reading teacher and consultant herself, she does staff development and training around the state of Indiana. Teachers like this program because it is
Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself Nationwide: HEC Reading Horizons provides a network of certified trainers to serve teacher training needs. Their two-day workshop actively involves the teachers in learning the step-by-step process of guiding a student through the Discover Intensive Phonics For Yourself reading system. Designed for teachers, aides, and parents, the workshop involves the participants in
Dorbooks Livermore, California: Dolores Hiskes, author of Phonics Pathways, holds teacher workshops, sets up phonics tutoring programs in schools and communities, and trains tutors to use her program. E-mail her email@example.com
Educational Resources for Busy Parents and Educators Nationwide: A former teacher, school librarian, principal, and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Elaine McEwan is author of numerous books for parents and educators. She writes and speaks nationwide to administrators who want to improve their schools’ academic performances. E-mail Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elainemcewan.com.
Georgia Educational Training Agency has been a leader in education for 20 years. Executive Director Brenda Fitzgerald leads a team of teachers and principals who provide comprehensive research-based classroom tested professional development and educational consulting.