Key Vocabulary Routine Train the Trainer
April 29 - June 4, 2019: Statesville, NC
Advanced training for building or district level individuals to become Certified Level I Trainers for The Key Vocabulary Routine. This Train-the-Trainer model is for districts that want to use in-house staff to provide training to teachers. Teachers learn the teaching routine via a combination of face-to-face sessions conducted by district Level I certified trainers and completion of online-training modules.
Introduction to Letterland
May 7, 2019: Bedford, MA
Are you looking for an engaging, complete program to teach phonemic awareness, phonics & spelling, and handwriting to young children? If the answer is YES, attend this workshop! Letterland is the most multi-sensory and fun program we have seen for teaching foundational reading skills. Children learn the sound-letter associations, the alphabetic principle, phonics, and word reading fluency through visuals, music, movement, art, and role-play. Story-based characters who live in Letterland are at the core of this program, aligned to the structured, systematic phonics sequence used in Orton-Gillingham instruction.
Keys to Academic Vocabulary
May 10, 2019: Bedford, MA
This one-day professional development provides instructional suggestions for teaching academic vocabulary in all content areas. Teachers of any subject area will learn how to use a combination of several strategies to teach vocabulary using existing content reading and instructional materials. When used across multiple grade levels, students benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary instruction as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject.
Letterland Phonics Program Training: Kindergarten
May 14, 2019: Rowley, MA
Information and training for using the Letterland program in Kindergarten.
Letterland Phonics Program Training: Grade 1
May 20, 2019: Rowley, MA
Information and training for using the Letterland program in Grade 1.
Letterland Phonics Program Training: Grade 2
May 22, 2019: Rowley, MA
Information and training for using the Letterland program in Grade 2.
The Key Comprehension Routine: Primary Grades (for students with learning disabilities)
May 30 - 31, 2019: Rowley, MA
This instructional routine teaches students a foundational set of comprehension strategies that are used consistently across multiple grade levels and embedded in all subjects. The strategies are taught using existing content reading and instructional materials. The routine includes: main idea skills, text structure, top-down topic webs, two-column notes, summary, and question generation.
Keys to Early Writing
June 3 - 4, 2019: Rowley, MA
Two-day routine trains teachers to introduce basic oral and written expression skills to students in grades K-3.
Keys to Content Writing Instruction for Grades 3-6
June 5 - 6, 2019: Rowley, MA
This is a two-day revised version developed specifically for this grade range. It includes instructional practices for teaching students how to write in all subject areas using strategies that are aligned with state literacy standards. This training focuses on how to teach specific writing skills such as sentence and paragraph writing, patterns of organization, writing introductions and conclusions, writing from sources, quick writes, and how to use writing to learn content.
Grades K-8 Literacy Conference
June 7, 2019: Bedford, MA
A day of interactive learning for general education and literacy intervention educators, sponsored by Keys to Literacy, the EDCO Collaborative, and Commonwealth Learning Online Institute. Choose from 24 workshop topics covering a range of literacy topics including K-3 beginning reading/writing, adolescent grades 4-8, school/district literacy planning, literacy assessment, executive functions, and dyslexia. The conference presenters are literacy experts and experienced practitioners from numerous New England organizations.
Keys to Content Writing Instruction for Grades 6-12
June 7, 2019: Rowley, MA
This is a one-day revised version developed specifically for this grade range. It includes instructional practices for teaching students how to write in all subject areas using strategies that are aligned with state literacy standards. The training covers topics such as quick writes, content learning tasks, formal writing tasks, the writing process, writing from sources, and using a writing assignment guide.
Events Sponsored by Other Organizations
Keys to Literacy staff members will present at the following events: