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TPTE Free Virtual Literacy Series

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education’s (TPTE) literacy education team are offering a free virtual literacy series, addressing a number of issues related to literacy. These sessions are open to educators, parents, and policymakers.

The series runs on selected Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm – 7:30pm

All sessions will be offered via Zoom, and there is no need to register.

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/tpteliteracy

Sessions include:

June Sessions

Session One (June 8) – hosted by Stergios Botzakis, professor of literacy education. This session is for educators and will discuss motivation to read.

Session Two (June 15) – hosted by Zoi Traga-Philippakos, assistant professor of literacy education. This session is for educators and will discuss revision practices, goal setting, and revision in writing.

Session Three (June 22) – hosted by Amy Broemmel, associate professor of elementary and literacy education. This session is for educators and parents and will discuss piquing students’ interest with science trade books.

May Sessions

Session One (May 11) – hosted by Zoi Traga-Philippakos, assistant professor of literacy education. This session is for educators and will discuss writing and reading connections.

Session Two (May 18) – hosted by Zoi Traga-Philippakos, assistant professor of literacy education. This session is for educators and will discuss revision practices and goal setting.

Session Three (May 25)Jennifer Jordan, clinical associate professor of elementary and literacy education. This session is for educators and parents and will discuss from wordless picture books to wordfull: anchor texts for narrative writing.

April Sessions

Session One (Apr 13) – hosted by Stergios Botzakis, professor of literacy education. This session was for educators and discussed reading strategies for social studies and math.

Session Two (Apr 20) – hosted by Zoi Traga-Philippakos, assistant professor of literacy education. This session was for educators and discussed tiers of words and morphology.

Session Three (Apr 27) – hosted by Amy Broemmel, associate professor of elementary and literacy education. This session is for educators and parents and discussed promoting active engagement with vocabulary.

March Sessions

Session One (Mar 9) – hosted by Yujeong Park, associate professor of special education. This session was for educators and discussed progress monitoring and CBM.

Session Two (Mar 16) – hosted by Stergios Botzakis, professor of literacy education. This session was for educators and discussed reading comprehension in the content areas.

Session Three (Mar 23) – hosted by Zoi Traga-Philippakos, assistant professor of literacy education. This session was for educators and parents and discussed interactive and dialogic reading.

Once you have attended this session, please click here to fill out this session’s feedback form!

February Sessions

Session One (Feb 9) – hosted by Yujeong Park, associate professor of special education. This session was for educators and discussed diagnostic assessments to inform lesson plans and IEPs.

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Session Two (Feb 16) – hosted by Sherry Mee Bell, professor of special education . This session was for educators, and discussed demystifying dyslexia: addressing reality, assumptions, and myth.

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Session Three (Feb 23) – hosted by Amy Broemmel, associate professor of elementary and literacy education. This session was for educators and parents, and discussed fluency building strategies.

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January Sessions

Session One (Jan 12) – hosted by Zoi Traga-Philippakos, assistant professor of literacy education. This session was for educators and discussed assessment purposes, and the function of response to intervention.

Session Two (Jan 19) – hosted by Jennifer Jordan and Nora Vines, clinical associate professors of elementary and literacy education. This session was for educators, and discussed the science of reading: from decoding to encoding.

Session Three (Jan 26) – hosted by Jennifer Jordan and Nora Vines, clinical associate professors of elementary and literacy education. This session was for educators and parents, and discussed developmental word study and tools to promote PA.

Once you have attended January’s sessions, please be sure to fill out our feedback form.

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We look forward to seeing you there!