Keys to Emergent Literacy – PreK (Live, Virtual)

Keys to Literacy Event


Training Dates are April 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28 & May 3 & 5!  (This training is eight sessions.)


Live, Virtual Professional Development

Are you looking for professional learning for using evidence-based language and literacy instructional practices for pre-school children? If the answer is yes, then this professional development offering may be the answer!

This 12-hour virtual training covers foundational, emergent literacy skills for learning to read. Pre-school educators participate in discussions, engage in hands-on activities, and reflect on their own implementation of strategies learned during the training sessions.

Virtual-Live Format: The Keys trainer will use Zoom video conferencing to deliver this training in an interactive format using features such as breakout rooms and chat.

Training Description

The course is organized into four modules. Each module is 3 hours, totaling 12 hours for the full course. Each module is covered during two, 90-minute sessions.

Module Details

  • Module 1 Print Knowledge: what it is, why it is important, and how to teach it
  • Module 2 Phonological Awareness: what it is, why it is important, how it develops, and how to teach it
  • Module 3 Vocabulary: how children learn new words and how to teach vocabulary
  • Module 4 Oral Language: what it is, why it is important, instructional suggestions for developing oral language as a foundation for reading and writing

The content for this professional development was developed by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast for the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

View a Printable Brochure/Registration Form or Register Below


  • If you cancel 3 days or more prior to training, you will be issued a full refund.
  • No refunds will be issued for "no shows" or cancellations within 72 hours of training.
  • Substitutions accepted.

Who Should Participate

PreK teachers, instructional aids, literacy coaches, and administrators.


We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the impact on our employees and the schools where we provide professional development.

During this time period when onsite, face-to-face training and coaching is not possible, we offer multiple options for accessing our literacy PD content and instructional practices.

If you are a current or new partner, explore our website or contact us to learn more about: