A Process for Oral Language Development (PRE K-1)

Workshop with materials - $375
Workshop without materials - $155 (must bring required 'kit')

Date: October 25, 2016
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm (workshop begins promptly at 8:30am)

“Help Me Tell My Story!”—This highly interactive professional development involves a hands-on approach for fostering the oral language development necessary for young children’s progress and achievement in talk, listening comprehension, writing/drawing, play, critical thinking and social-emotional growth using Braidy the Story Braid® for Oral Language Development. The main focus will be how Narrative Development helps young children use language to think, communicate and learn. Through modeling, small & large group activities, videos, lecture and demonstration, the presenter will share a researched-based methodology and patented mutlisensory materials that target the language, thinking and social skills for the classroom as well as in therapy. It is appropriate for use with ALL young children in the Pre-Kindergarten setting including those children who may have social, developmental or learning challenges as well as English Language Learners.

Braidy the StoryBraid® is hands-on approach for fostering the oral language development necessary for young children’s progress and achievement in talk, listening comprehension, writing/drawing, play, critical thinking, problem solving and social-emotional growth. Braidy® provides a child-friendly, concrete representation of the “narrative” episode. This developmental approach can be used during Read Alouds & Think Alouds to scaffold storytelling by facilitating sequencing and generating “Wh” questions. It helps to increase awareness of feelings, motivations & plans of characters as well as body language, facial expressions & tone of voice. Braidy®’s methodology is used for positive behavioral support, perspective-taking and confl ict resolution.


Important Information:

COST:
$375. $350 if two or more register from the same school or school district. Please note: If you have the required kit, subtract $220 from the workshop cost.

Includes a light breakfast upon arrival, a mid morning snack and lunch. Payment is made to The Reading Institute.

PDPs:
7 Professional Development Points (Attend both this workshop and 'A Process for Narrative Development' Workshop on October 26, 2016 and receive a 15 PDP certificate that meets Massachusetts teacher certification requirement for 15 PDPs related to SEI and English as a Second Language.)

COURSE MATERIALS:
Program “Kit” ($220 value) provided for each participant.

ENROLLMENT:
Register Early - Limited Enrollment

LOCATION:
The Reading Institute
430 Main Street
Williamstown, MA 01267

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
October 11, 2016

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancel 10 days prior to training and receive a refund minus a $50 service charge. No refund for cancellations made within 10 days of the training.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Substitutions may be made. Please notify The Reading Institute, Inc. with the name of the alternate participant in advance.

CONFIRMATION/DIRECTIONS:
Confirmation and directions will be mailed to each participant. You are not registered unless you receive a confirmation letter.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Reservations need to be made directly with the hotels. A lodging list will be sent with your confirmation. Specify you are with The Reading Institute when making reservations. Be sure to make lodging reservations early for best selection.


THE PRESENTER:
Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP,
founder and president of MindWing Concepts, has had a forty year professional career that includes: school-based SLP, college professor, diagnostician at the Curtis Blake Child Development Center prior Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development at the Curtis Blake Day School for children with language learning disabilities. Maryellen earned her University of Massachusetts at Amherst Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Disorders at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Master’s of Education Degree in Communication Disorders at Pennsylvania State University. She designed the Story Grammar Marker® tool in 1991 and since then, has written 16 publications and developed more than 40 hands-on tools based the discourse level of language. Maryellen is an internationally recognized professional development presenter.