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Wednesday, December 1 • 4:00pm - Tuesday, January 18 • 5:00pm
ECEC PD Speaker Series (South Peace Regional)

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December 1—I Teach Phonics...So Why Should I Attend?
Are you teaching phonics in an explicit systematic sequential way? Are you teaching analytical phonics or synthetic phonics? Have you heard of the Reading Rope? Are you wanting to help all of the students in your classroom be successful with reading? If you want answers to these questions then this is the PD session for you. Join April Brown to talk about how to help all of your students be successful with reading and spelling.

December 9
Did you know that Phonemic Awareness is crucial for reading, and the other skills of Phonological Awareness are the foundation for phonemic awareness? During this session we will discuss the difference between the two, talk about the sequential development of skills and share resources that will help you build this work into your early childhood classroom.

Presenter Carolyn Hovey-Johnson is a Speech Language Pathologist who has been working in preschool and schools for over 20 years. She has recently contributed to the re-developed literacy framework for K to Grade 1 in the Peace Wapiti School Division, along with a committee of amazing teachers.

January 18—Teaching Sentence Writing

Registration and additional information can be found at: https://ececpdspeakerseries.sched.com/

Wednesday December 1, 2021 4:00pm - Tuesday January 18, 2022 5:00pm MST