Literacy professional development activities sponsored by the TCNJ Literacy Advancement Project. The 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
- Tutoring that utilizes a variety of instructional approaches
We also have a well established Dyslexia Initiative which aims to provide assessment services, professional development, targeted tutoring, and parent support for individuals with dyslexia. You can learn more about us at: https://lap.tcnj.edu
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Past Literacy Events at TCNJ
Bilingualism & Disabilities: Critical Steps to Differentiate Both
The proper assessment of multilingual populations for disabilities has been a concern among professionals in K-12 settings. This session will explore steps that professionals should consider to prevent the misidentification of these learners for special needs. he presenter will engage participants in reflection and in high levels of participation.
Comprehending Cultural Wealth: A Toolkit for Reading Picture Books Critically
This workshop will explore Yosso’s concept of the 6 forms of cultural capital and demonstrate how to make those ideas kid-friendly for younger readers. The presenter will model how even the youngest readers can read with a critical lens by looking for examples of cultural wealth during read-alouds or independent reading. For older readers and adolescents, these concepts can be used to challenge picture or chapter books that have a deficit lens toward linguistic and cultural diversity. Participants will engage with hands-on activities to experience how using this toolkit can lead to richer classroom conversations. They will also get resources to build a cultural wealth text set around a variety of larger thematic units.
Presenter: Dr. Anne Peel, Associate Professor Literacy of Literacy, Department of Special Education, Language and Literacy. Anne taught high school English for 14 years in public schools in Philadelphia and New Jersey and continues to maintain collaborations with multiple districts across New Jersey, providing professional development support in literacy instruction. Her scholarship has been published in English Journal, Journal of Language and Literacy Education, and Literacy among others, and she has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences. She was awarded the Edward Fry Graduate Fellowship in Literacy from Rutgers University.
Wilson Reading System® – Fundations®
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. The second edition was published in 2012, with important changes to the scope/sequence of concepts in levels K and 1. A new, friendlier teacher manual was also introduced with the second edition!
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/
WILSON FUNDATIONS® LEVEL K VIRTUAL LAUNCH WORKSHOP
WILSON FUNDATIONS® LEVEL 1 VIRTUAL LAUNCH WORKSHOP
Project Read® Linguistics – phonics program for grades 3 to adult
This multisensory curriculum builds upon prior knowledge through a sound/symbol organization chart that displays the 44 speech sounds and their alternative spellings.
- Sound/Symbol Knowledge
- Vocabulary Enrichment
- Text Reading
This two – day program is led by Language Circle® Endorsed consultant Christine Delmas, a Literacy Consultant and Dyslexia Specialist with 21 years of experience in education as a special education teacher, general classroom teacher, literacy coach, interventionist, workshop presenter, and Orton-Gillingham practitioner. Workshops include presentation of methodology, curriculum delivery, multisensory strategies, and instructional practices. Christine received a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, a master’s degree in Reading and Supervisor certificate from Rutgers University, and certification as an Orton-Gillingham practitioner, Teacher-Trainer and Dyslexia Specialist from Farleigh-Dickinson University.
- Navigate participants through curriculum guides with an emphasis on integrated curriculum
- Direct instruction of curriculum strategies and targeted multisensory techniques
- Ensure active participation for practice with instructional strategies and multisensory techniques
- Provide assistance with grade area implementation
- Promote dialogue between in-service participants
- Use recorded classroom teaching lessons
- Learn more about Project Read Linguistics at: https://www.projectread.com/linguistics/
To be rescheduled in Spring 2024 at The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ
Price: $675.00 per person*, $625.00* for PDSN members. Fee includes
- 2022 Linguistics Guide – Revised!
- Linguistics Online Videos (NEW!)
- Linguistics Sound Symbol Card Pack (REVISED!)
- Vocabulary Development Root Cards
- Active Participation Packet
- Certificate of Completion for six hours professional development
- Afternoon coffee/beverage service
Lunch and Learn!
Reading as Sentence Study in the Writing Workshop – grades 3 through high school
December 9, 2022 – In person at TCNJ
Lunch Provided! Mentor texts and touchstone texts are a great way to integrate reading and writing instruction in the literacy workshop. Many teachers use them effectively as tools to help students learn the features of a particular genre or develop an idea for their own writing. This workshop will go a step further and explore how close reading of mentor texts at the sentence level can support students’ growing syntactic knowledge. The presenter will model practical strategies to help students learn to see the architecture of powerful sentences in ways that are fun, simple and accessible. Most importantly, students will be able to put these tools into practice in their own writing immediately. Participants in this session will be reading picture books, poems, youth essays, and stories that make great close-text mentors, as well as writing and collaborating. The goal of the workshop is to share a few new close-reading and micro-writing activities that you can try out in your classroom tomorrow! Lunch Provided!
Lunch and Learn!
Sound Walls in the K-2 Classroom
January 20, 2023 – In person at TCNJ
Led by: Helene Anthony Assistant Professor of Special Education Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy