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TCNJ Literacy Advancement Project: 2019 – 2020 Workshops

All workshops:

  • meet the 2 hour professional development requirement as specified in PL 2013 c.105
  • fees include parking, morning refreshments, and certificate of completion for professional development
  • take place at TCNJ Ewing New Jersey Campus
  • must register online

Lunch and Learn
Lunch and Learns provide participants an afternoon professional development session on a variety of topics. These sessions are facilitated by TCNJ faculty or working educators with expertise in their fields.  3 hours of Professional Development with lunch includes. Plan to work while you eat! $175.00 per person per workshop. All are 11:00am to 2:00pm at TCNJ Ewing, NJ Campus

Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities Through Data-Based Instruction

Selecting appropriate assessments and creating graphic representations of student progress over time can enhance student success, can improve collaboration and communication among teachers and other school personnel and between teachers and families, and can guide decisions regarding the effectiveness of instruction. The session will guide teachers and/or school personnel in the progress monitoring process.
Friday November 15, 2019
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Games to Reinforce Reading Skills

Students need multiple exposures in order to master a new skill. Those with learning disabilities need exponentially more practice. Practice doesn’t have to be boring. Playing games can help students learn as well as build confidence and have fun along the way! Participants in this workshop will be introduced to a variety of games to help reinforce reading skills for their students. Games will include activities with sounds, syllable types, sight words, vocabulary and comprehension. Participants will have time to try out a variety of games and will have many ideas and templates to take back and try out with their students.
Friday February 7, 2020
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Executive Functioning Skills

Executive functioning skills are essential to navigating the world, but are frequently overlooked by educators. These skills allow a child to manage many tasks at a time, focus attention and plan out tasks, all of which are needed to be successful in school and in life. This also leads to positive behavior and healthy choices as they get older. This workshop will discuss the areas of executive functioning and how to teach these essential skills.
Friday March 13, 2020
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Literacy Advancement Project – 2 and 3 day PD workshops


thinkSRSD integrates all major learning theories into a practical set of strategies that enable teachers to see growth in both literacy and student independence. SRSD foregrounds writing & reading with deep attention to purpose, task, audience and social context. Developed by Dr. Karen Harris & colleagues, SRSD is fueled by 35 years of research and innovation. Our

thinkSRSD Build Social-Emotional Learning & Critical Thinking Via Writing: Structured Writing Instruction that Works
Discover easy-to-implement and time-efficient ways to revolutionize and re-inspire how you teach writing, based on recent empirical studies and brain research. December 12- 13, 2019 – 2 days
thinkSRSD at TCNJ – PDF Program Details and Fees for Supervisor Approval
thinkSRSD at TCNJ Registration

Project Read®

The Project Read® curriculum, is a complete research-based language arts program which includes instructional materials for phonics, reading comprehension, and writing.  This time-tested curriculum was developed in 1973 by Dr. Mary Lee Enfield and Victoria Greene. The curriculum honors diverse learning profiles and provides lessons built on direct concept teaching, targeted multisensory strategies, and higher-level thinking skills.

Project Read® Written Expression and Paragraph Writing – K-12
The curriculum teaches the fundamentals of sentence writing. This curriculum uses 8 unique graphic symbols to illustrate the sentence parts and their function. The instructional strategies blend creative freedom and accuracy with direct multisensory skill instruction. The Project Read® Written Expression curriculum teaches the fundamentals of sentence writing and paragraph development.
Sentence Structure and Applied Writing June 9 – 11, 2020 – 3 days
Sentence Structure Only June 9 -10, 2020 – 2 days
*Paragraph Writing Only June 11 – 1 Day. *Sentence Structure is a prerequisite
Project Read® Report Form Process (3rd to Adult)
This curriculum teaches students a systematic multisensory process for interacting, analyzing, systematizing, classifying and organizing informational text for higher-level thinking and test-taking. Report Form March 10 -11, 2020 – 2  days
Project Read® Phonics
This curriculum applies sound/symbol knowledge to spelling and reading comprehension using targeted multisensory activities and direct instruction. Phonics February 25 – 27, 2020 – 3 days
Project Read® Linguistics (3rd to Adult)
This curriculum is an accelerated phonics program tailored for grade 3 through adult learners. This multisensory curriculum builds upon prior knowledge through a sound/symbol organization chart that displays the 44 speech sounds and their alternative spellings. Report Form March 3 – 4, 2020 – 2  days


Project Read at TCNJ – PDF Program Details and Fees for Supervisor Approval
Project Read at TCNJ – Workshop Registration

Wilson Language Training

Three Wilson Workshops offered on The College of New Jersey Ewing Campus. The workshops will be led by credentialed trainers/presenters from the Newgrange School of Princeton, Inc. and the Ann Robinowitz Education Center, a founding, accredited partner of Wilson Language Training.

Online Registration for All Wilson Workshops:  Wilson Reading at TCNJ

Printable Program Flyer

Wilson Fundations® Level K

Level K focuses on letter formation, print knowledge, alphabetical awareness, phonological and phonemic awareness training.
April 27, 2020  1 day    Postponed – New date to be announced
Wilson Fundations® Level 1
Level 1 reinforces the basic skills taught in Level K and progresses further into the study of word structure.
April 28, 2020  1 day Postponed – New date to be announced
Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course
This course provides participants with an overview of WRS, now in its 4th Edition curriculum, and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three consecutive days, this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.
April 27, 2020 – April 29, 2020  3 days  Postponed – New date to be announced

TCNJ’s Literacy Advancement Project provides support for students, families, and educators to enhance the literacy development and success of all students. We offer support through:

  • Professional Development for educators
  • Comprehensive Assessment Services for children and adults
  • Tutoring that utilizes a variety of instructional approaches

TCNJ’s Literacy Advancement Project also has a well established Dyslexia Initiative which aims to provide assessment services, professional development, targeted tutoring, and parent support for individuals with dyslexia.

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