Using the "Words Their Way" Program to Effectively Enhance your Students' Spelling, Reading and Writing
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Using the "Words Their Way" Program to Effectively Enhance your Students' Spelling, Reading and Writing
Presented by: Michelle Bence & Miriam Ramzy
Date(s):
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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About the Session:

TARGET AUDIENCE: ALL K-6 EDUCATORS, COACHES AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

Words Their Way is the gold standard of word study programs, but in practice, it can be a nightmare to implement. Teachers often become overwhelmed with Words Their Way and as a result, give up on using it in their classroom. Join us to find out why this type of word study instruction is important and how it can be easily executed. We will uncover the ways in which this program improves spelling development and fosters reading and writing acquisition. See the amazing outcomes that three classroom teachers have achieved using this word study approach. You will leave with hands-on strategies and activities to be used immediately and will see how Words Their Way leads to gold medal results.

About the Presenter(s):
Michelle Bence

's passion is early literacy. She is an enthusiastic educator with over 18 years of teaching experience. Over the past few years, Michelle has worked extensively with several school boards in Alberta, investigating professional teacher learning and evidence-based early literacy practice. Currently, Michelle is a Ph.D. student at the University of Calgary, examining the connection between oral language development and early literacy acquisition.

Miriam Ramzy

is the Director of Student Learning, Jr K - 6, for the Foothills School Division. The focus of her education, teaching practice, and professional development endeavours has been on early learning and literacy. Miriam has her PhD from the Werklund School of Education; her doctoral work looked at early literacy learning in a grade one setting, with an emphasis on writing instruction, and the role of printing and word study. Her passion for supporting teachers in building powerful literacy classrooms, where all learners experience success, drives her work.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:

$15.00

Grade Level:

k-6