Each talk will run from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the Nolan Catholic Library.
Free admission for all Fort Worth diocesan educators.
The Early Childhood Brain and Early Intervention
This training will focus on engagement in the classroom in relation to the early childhood brain. We will highlight the impact of environment, how to incorporate hands-on enrichment activities, and strategies for assessment.
In “Phonological Processing,” we will introduce practical strategies for phonological awareness, working memory, and retrieval. We will also learn activities for assessing phonological awareness, how to enhance working memory, and the importance of explicit teaching.
We will explore the important role environment plays in the early childhood classical classroom. We will also discuss mimetic teaching, how to incorporate literature and experiences into the classroom, and tips for designing the classroom setting with access to materials and self-efficacy in mind.
“Dyslexia Unpacked” focuses on the functional and structural differences in the brain’s language and processing centers. We will also introduce practical strategies to incorporate into the classroom, early detection and intervention, how to accommodate with intent and purpose, and activities to strengthen classroom skills.