Month
Date
Location
Upcoming Event
January
1/10/2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
GMCS Central Office
LETRS Strategies - Gallup, NM
A day to give teachers the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of and comfort with LETRS strategies. Jana has two three hour courses planned that are interesting, helpful and fun. The Oral Language Connection to Early Literacy: This session includes the structures of oral language that provide the foundation for literacy, the developmental sequences of how young children learn these structures, and strategies that enhance oral language skills, such as language-stimulation techniques, questioning strategies and dialogic reading. This presentation will stress the importance of vocabulary development at the early childhood level. Phonological Awareness Connections to Early Literacy: Jana Frost, Early Childhood Coach This presentation will include the component skills of phonological awareness, the linguistic hierarchy of phonological skills, a general continuum of skill development, and the expected ages at which these skills should be emerging. Additionally, strategies and activities that help to facilitate a range of phonological awareness skills will be shared.
February
2/19/2020
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Sierra Vista Elementary School - Ruidoso
LETRS Strategies - Ruidoso, NM
A day to give teachers the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of and comfort with LETRS strategies. Jana has two three hour courses planned that are interesting, helpful and fun. The Oral Language Connection to Early Literacy: This session includes the structures of oral language that provide the foundation for literacy, the developmental sequences of how young children learn these structures, and strategies that enhance oral language skills, such as language-stimulation techniques, questioning strategies and dialogic reading. This presentation will stress the importance of vocabulary development at the early childhood level. Phonological Awareness Connections to Early Literacy: Jana Frost, Early Childhood Coach This presentation will include the component skills of phonological awareness, the linguistic hierarchy of phonological skills, a general continuum of skill development, and the expected ages at which these skills should be emerging. Additionally, strategies and activities that help to facilitate a range of phonological awareness skills will be shared.