TCNJ’s Literacy Advancement Project provides support for students, families, and educators to enhance the literacy development and success of all students. We offer Professional Development for educators, Comprehensive Assessment Services for children and adults and tutoring that utilizes a variety of instructional approaches. Professional Development opportunities for 2021 – 2022 school year are provided below. Check back often as we continue to schedule PD opportunities.
Learning at Lunch – We bring the learning – You bring the lunch! Two – hour virtual, live PD led by TCNJ faculty and education professionals.
TBA for 2022 – Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
Wilson Reading System® | Wilson Language Training
The Literacy Advancement Project partners with the New Jersey Wilson Accredited Partner Robinowitz Education Center to provide a variety of Wilson related professional development opportunities. All instructors are Wilson Certified Trainers.
Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course
Monday – Wednesday January 10-12, 2022 – 8:30am – 3:00pm
This workshop provides participants with an overview of Wilson Reading System® and is the required prerequisite for Wilson Reading System Level I Certification.
Price: $675 per person, includes materials for workshop only and Certificate of Completion, does not include Wilson Reading System teacher or student materials, which can be ordered at https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/
Wilson Fundations® is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System principles and serves as a prevention and intervention program to reduce reading and spelling failure.
Price: $300 per person per level, includes materials for workshop only and Certificate of Completion, does not include teacher or student materials, which can be ordered at https://store.wilsonlanguage.com/
Fundations® Level K Virtual Launch Workshop
Tuesday January 18, 2022 – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Fundations® Level 1 Virtual Launch Workshop
Wednesday January 19, 2022 – 9:00am – 2:00pm
Register at: https://tcnj-wilsonreading.eventbrite.com
Structured Literacy – Learn the Basics of the Orton Gillingham Method
The Orton-Gillingham method has been around for almost a century and has become the gold standard for teaching students with dyslexia how to read. Schools and parents recognize the effectiveness of this method and are seeking trained practitioners. In this workshop, participants will learn what OG is (and what it isn’t); why it’s effective, and the main components of the method. They will learn how OG aligns with the International Dyslexia Association’s Structured Literacy definition as well as an introduction to some of the basic elements of the method.
- Ann Marie Harshaw is a language arts coordinator and teacher at the Bridge Academy. Ann Marie has taught students with learning disabilities in both public and private schools for more than 24 years. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Oregon and an M.A. in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is a Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators.
- Eileen Tresansky completed her undergraduate work in Special Education at The College of New Jersey and holds a TOH certificate for K-12. She earned a Masters of Education in Reading and Literacy from Walden University. Eileen is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) as a Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CDT). As a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), she provides training workshops for teachers, parents, and administrators during the summer months as well as privately tutors students with learning differences.
April 8, 2022
9:00am – 3:00pm
At TCNJ Ewing Campus – Exact Location TBD
Fee: $250.00 Includes:
Parking, Materials and PD Certificate of Completion, Afternoon Coffee Service
Register at: https://tcnjstructuredlit.eventbrite.com