Phonics Best Practices in Action
Phonics & the Science of Teaching Reading Best Practices
Phonics instruction has become more of a focus in the primary grades and beyond. Students' ability to apply their understanding of phonics is an early indicator and predictor of future reading success. Collaborative, hands-on activities that utilize a variety of tools and resources create a fun and positive environment in which students want to participate and are excited to learn. The right resources will not only support phonics instruction, but will also engage students, support their development as proficient readers, build confidence in their ability to decode unfamiliar words, and build their academic vocabulary.
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to...
- Determine why phonics instruction is critical to proficiency in the area of reading.
- Understand why educational student standards, teacher preparation programs, and educator professional development programs have seen dramatic shifts in their phonics programs and instruction.
- Learn the basic components necessary for creating an engaging classroom environment and daily phonics instruction that results in student success.
Nicole has served within the field of education for 16 years as a classroom teacher, specialist, assistant principal, and principal. She is certified as an educator in the areas of EC-12 Principal, EC-8 Generalist, 8-12 English Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies, EC-12 Special Education, EC-12 Gifted and Talented, and EC-12 English as a Second Language. Her school experience varies to include work with students in prekindergarten through 12th grade, both in Texas and Europe, and within communities that were each uniquely diverse in terms of their demographics, size, and campus needs. While serving in these roles she developed expertise in the areas of curriculum and instruction, professional development, and leadership.