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Growing Happy Readers: Ensuring Long-Term Success with Effective Instructional Practices
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Vera Meyerholtz, Instructional Designer for Nemours BrightStart!
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company
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This webinar explored the developmentally appropriate instructional practices and effective teaching strategies that move diverse learners towards reading readiness. Learn about the unique educational elements that optimize learning and achievement during the preschool years. Discover engaging ideas and activities that prepare young children for formal reading instruction.
- Identifying the critical early literacy skills that build a foundation for reading readiness
- Exploring the impact of explicit and systematic instruction on language and literacy development
- Examining research-based, best practices in early literacy instruction for struggling learners (small group instruction, multi-sensory practices and supportive dialogue)
Vera Meyerholtz is an Instructional Designer for Nemours BrightStart! in Jacksonville, Florida, who designs and delivers literacy-focused professional development and curriculum training to regional and national audiences. With over ten years of experience and expertise in early literacy, early childhood development and early intervention, Vera supports educators, parents and caregivers as they build a foundation for reading success through early language and literacy development in diverse, young children. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Florida, a M.A. in Human Development from Wayne State University, and a professional teaching certificate from the Florida Department of Education. Her undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, paired with her work experience, are reflected in her professional roles within the field of early care and education.