Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Alphabet Knowledge (Cohort 2)
Friday, January 28, 2022
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Registration open through 1/28/2022 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

This training meets on Friday, January 28th from 12:30-4:00. It is a Supplemental FOCUS Professional Learning for preschool teachers and educational assistants.

Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Alphabet Knowledge

This training will focus on alphabet knowledge. Print concepts important for young children will be discussed. Characteristics of letters that may facilitate learning and the development of alphabet learning will be described. Strategies and activities that facilitate alphabet knowledge will be shared.


Emily Renfro (BFA, M. Ed)  is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach with the Central Regional Education Cooperative (CREC). She has been in Early Childhood Education for over twenty years, working as a teacher, trainer and coach, in public, private and charter schools. Additionally she has worked with adults in a variety of settings (Inquiry Science Education Consortium for the LANL Foundation, Fine Arts for the MN Bureau of Prisons). She currently supports 17 teachers in 9 districts across the North Central Mountains in New Mexico.

Ginger Towle has over 30 years of experience in education. She has a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University and is endorsed in TESOL. Ginger worked as a preschool teacher, special education teacher, and an elementary teacher. She also worked as an instructional coach for two preschools in Eastern New Mexico.  Ginger has been an Early Childhood Instructional Coach the past four years and supports eight districts in Eastern and North Eastern New Mexico.

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