Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Phonological Awareness (Cohort 6)
Monday, January 24, 2022
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Registration open through 1/17/2022 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

This training meets on Monday, January 24th from 8:30-12:00. It is a Required FOCUS Professional Learning for preschool teachers and educational assistants.

Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Phonological Awareness

This training will focus on the critical component skills of phonological awareness. The linguistic hierarchy of phonological awareness skill development will be described and a general continuum of phonological skill development in the areas of rhyming, alliteration, blending and segmenting will be discussed. Strategies and activities that facilitate the development of phonological awareness skills will be shared.


Heleme is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach with the Central Region Education Cooperative (CREC).  She earned her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Multicultural Education in 1999, from the University of New Mexico and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2005, from New Mexico State University.  Heleme has over 20 years in Early Childhood education and brings to coaching her expertise in collaborative partnerships impacting teachers throughout the field.  She is currently an ECIC for the districts of Alamogordo, Animas, Lordsburg and Tularosa.


Kathleen Roland is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach at Central Region Educational Cooperative. She supports New Mexico PreK Programs through FOCUS professional development training, and Practice-Based Coaching. Kathleen's great passion is supporting educators in their critical work, ensuring positive outcomes for New Mexico's young children. Her background includes 26 years of Early Childhood classroom teaching experience, 4 years District Literacy Coach, M.A. in Elementary Education from UNM, and B.A. in Biology from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota. 


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