Language and Literary Conference to Introduce New Teaching Practices

The departments of communication disorders and education will present Deborah Glaser, renowned national trainer of Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS), at the Fourth Annual Language and Literary Conference April 27.

Pre-registration and payment is required. Seating is limited.

The workshop, scheduled from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., in the Student Union Building Georgian Rooms, will acquaint teachers, administrators, speech-language pathologists and associated professionals with Glaser’s most current work on establishing instructional routines for reading that include oral language and writing. The routines offer efficient, yet highly productive and successful procedures that ease teacher planning and boost student engagement.

At the culmination of this session, participants will be able to state the importance of systematic instruction, know how to identify target skills to teach and plan routines that can be used often to teach the target skills. Attendees will become acquainted with and experience several ready-to-use instructional routines designed to be adapted for a variety of learners and skill levels.

The workshop content is applicable to elementary, small- and whole-group instruction, general classroom and intervention groups, and is intended for teachers, administrators, speech-language pathologists and associated professionals.

Glaser is an educational consultant and professional development provider with expertise in reading assessment and a vast knowledge of instructional methods derived from trusted research. She consults with national policy institutes, assists universities with the development of research-based reading curricula and assists schools and districts with the implementation of scientifically-based reading programs and strengthening practitioners’ collaborative efforts toward improved instruction and student reading abilities.

To register, go to the Northeast RPDC website at Click on “Workshops,” then on “Northeast RPDC Workshop Registrations.”