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Sounds In Motion

Development of phonemic awareness, listening, early literacy, vocabulary, and articulation skills through movement

Focus on: Grades Pre-K – 1
Course Number: TEWS693N

This workshop is designed to teach educators a unique, engaging, and evidence based program that helps early learners in both regular and special education classes acquire phonemic awareness, listening, early literacy, language, and articulation skills through the use of body movements. The program, which also addresses the phonemic awareness skills designated for Pre-K - 1st grade in Common Core State Standards, has been shown to be beneficial to children who are English Language Learners, students who qualify for Title 1 schools, and children who have special needs.

Attendees will learn body movements for 40 phonemes, along with techniques for teaching developmental listening and language skills. Since SOUNDS IN MOTION is supplemental and interventional, it can be used in conjunction with most reading programs.

August 14 and 15, 2017
Monday and Tuesday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
1 CEU $275 (not offered for credit)
Materials fee $50
Registration Deadline: 8/7

Workshops- Day 2

 SIM as used throughout the day in the Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms, and with children who are exhibiting reading delays or disorders. Day 2 will also include instruction of activities in the weekly lessons.

Lisa Robbins, EdD, has worked as a reading specialist/special education teacher for over 25 years and is currently working in a public elementary school in Montclair, NJ with grades k-2. She also directs her school’s parent-volunteer literacy tutoring program. Lisa has taught SIM for the past 7 years with all kindergarten and 1 st grade students and believes it has made a powerful impact on her instruction. She has observed that for children who struggle with literacy, SIM has been a valuable intervention strategy to help them learn to decode and spell. Lisa earned her Masters and Doctoral degrees at Teachers College, Columbia where her focus was dyslexia and early literacy.

Kathleen Spicer, MS, had worked as an Elementary School (K – 6) teacher for more than 26 years, the last 17 teaching kindergarten. Kathy was instrumental in incorporating SIM in the kindergarten classes at the Horace Mann School in the Bronx where she used the program and taught it to others for 13 years. Kathy has been a SIM presenter at workshops sponsored by the New York City Department of Education, Newark, NJ Board of Education, and independent schools in Manhattan, and Greenwich, CT. She received her Bachelors Degree in Education from Long island University and her Masters Degree in education from Queens College. Kathy is a recipient of the Tina and David Bellet Award for Teaching Excellence.