SESC offers a variety of professional learning opportunities around literacy. From preschool to high school and all grades in between, we provide trainings that address the five components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Our objective is to offer all teachers resources and researched–based strategies that complement core instruction and intervention needs in the classroom. We also address special designed instruction (SDI) and progress monitoring in all trainings.
Using the broad definition of literacy, we also focus on writing standards and instruction in conjunction with reading or separate, as needed in trainings. We are committed to preparing all students in the SESC region to be proficient communicators for the 21st Century. In support of the Writing Program Review components in schools, our trainings focus on the best practices of writing for planning, organizing and teaching writing. With most professional development opportunities, SESC consultants offer follow-up classroom visits in order to model strategies and provide feedback to teachers around planning and teaching activities. Whether a Language Arts or content area class, literacy should be integrated in all classrooms. Our goal is to make that happen.
Last Updated on December 16, 2015