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2014 Writing Seminars

Best Practices in Early Literacy

Seminars appropriate for Literacy Coaches, preK-1, Reading,
Special Education, ELL Teachers and Administrators

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Joyful pathways to the Common Core

Kindergarten Writing and the Common Core

Presented by Nellie Edge

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NEW Literacy Manual and CD
NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE.

seminar literacy manual

Explore Joyful and Proven Pathways to Narrative, Opinion, and Information Writing

How do we differentiate instruction to simultaneously challenge and support diverse learners within the same kindergarten? How do we teach more intentionally, systematically, and create joyful pathways to the Common Core Standards? Authentic, meaning-centered literacy is the answer.

“…It takes the scare out of the Common Core”

Register Now

Portland, Oregon   July 22, 2014
Sheraton at the Portland Airport

Up to 3 Professional Development Credits or
6 WA Clock Hours available

The 10 high-impact Writing-to-Read strategies shared in this seminar may be used in tandem with any writing workshop model to dramatically accelerate literacy and to develop kindergartners who take pride in doing quality narrative, opinion, and information writing.

In just one day you’ll learn:

“Unbelievable, you have changed how I will teach…”

See seminar evaluations

“Best I've been to in 35 years!”

See evaluations from Boston Seminar

“You put the fun back into teaching and learning.”

See evaluations from California Seminar

nellie edge seminar kindergarten teachersPrinciples Attend Free

Principles attend free when accompanied by a team of 4 or more teachers from their school.

Principles: please simply email us with your name, school, and the teachers you will be accompanying.

We will reserve a space for you and include a complimentary set of the entire Kindergarten writing program (the book/CD/200 template and gift folder – a $59 value!)

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PORTLAND, OR

Price: $259.00
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Registration price $259

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Cancellation Policy

We limit the size of our seminars and workshops to provide a quality experience. We issue
a refund less a $25.00 processing fee if cancellation is received 30 days prior to the
event. No refunds will be issued within 30 days of the event. You may always send
someone in your place by emailing that person’s information: name, phone number, and
home email address. If you must cancel, at your request (by email ) we will send you the
comprehensive complimentary workshop/seminar packet, literacy gifts, and support
materials. To receive the materials, we must have your home address; please email it to us.

 


ebook

Literacy Manual and CD currently only available with workshop.

Writing to Read in Kindergarten: Growing Engaged and Purposeful Writers Through the Lens of the Common Core State Standards common core state standards

Presented by award-winning kindergarten teacher Julie Lay, NBCT

TBA in 2014

Discover why the “Kid Writing” approach is such a powerful way to systematically develop phonics skills through journal writing. Use music, art, sign language, and dance for brain-friendly learning across the curriculum.

ebookIn just one day you will:

Additional Resources and Information


Art-Science-Literacy and the Kindergarten Child common core state standards

A Saturday Kindergarten Workshop

Presented by Laura Flocker with Nellie Edge facilitating

seminar book

Literacy manual only available with workshop

TBA

Limited to 24 participants. Literacy Manual included.

Laura Flocker, a master kindergarten teacher with a background in Reading Recovery® will share her incredible insights into developing a community of kindergartners who see and express themselves as artists and writers from the first days of school. Learn how to organize the art/literacy classroom, discover practical art techniques and the best of art resource materials. Be inspired by Laura’s classroom, which is alive with animals, growing things, science experiments, puppet plays, curious minds and real-life learning experiences.

Includes:

Our Uniquely Qualified Presenter, Laura Flocker

Text Box:  Laura Flocker has pursued the artistry of teaching excellence for twenty-seven years. For the past eleven years, her passion for beginning literacy has focused her energy on kindergarten. She delights in weaving science and art instruction into the curriculum because those subjects allow her to teach students to think, wonder, create, experiment, and play.
Laura Flocker’s experience as an English teacher, her graduate degree in educational administration, and her ongoing professional development as a Reading Recovery® teacher are evident in her keen insight into student learning. Laura’s deep connection to nature, her love of animals, and her passion for the arts infuses everything she teaches. She puts children in charge of their own literate lives as she teaches them about thinking, making choices, and expressing their unique ideas through the arts. Laura’s award-winning website reflects her commitment to both high levels of academic achievement and joy experienced by the children fortunate enough to spend a year with Laura.


Begin the Year with “Best Practices” in Joyful Accelerated Kindergarten and Early Literacy common core state standards

ebook

Presented by Nellie Edge

Content from this manual will be available as a series of web seminars in 2014.

What are the most brain-friendly and engaging literacy strategies we can use to create a joyful and challenging kindergarten? Explore exemplary literacy instruction with Nellie Edge as she inspires you to build the oral language and literacy foundations—honoring research—and honoring childhood.

In just one joyful day, you will:

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Parents as Partners in Kindergarten Literacy: Family Connections that Multiply Our Teaching Effectiveness common core state standards

Presented by Nellie Edge

Parents as Partners in Kindergarten Literacy

Purchase literacy manual
at our Online Bookstore

Content from this manual will be available as a series of web seminars in 2014.

Create a supportive "Parents as Partners" program with easy-to-implement strategies that will make a powerful difference in each child’s language and literacy development, social skills and love of learning.

This engaging and practical seminar includes:

“We have a covenant that says we jointly share responsibility for teaching your child.”
—Ernest Boyer


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The Magic of Signing Songs: Enhancing All Children's Language, Literacy, Engagement, and Joy! (includes instructional DVD of all songs)

Magic of Signing Volume 1

Purchase literacy manual at our Online Bookstore

Presented by Nellie Edge and Diane Larson

TBA

Take advantage of how the brain learns best! Discover the powerful multisensory tool of fingerspelling and signing songs to accelerate literacy skills for ALL children! Delight the hearts of parents and administrators with memorable children’s performances, motivated readers, and higher test scores! Explore joyful accelerated literacy strategies that you can immediately use in your classroom. No previous Sign Language experience needed.

In just one day you will experience:

Songs Include:

  • ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read!
  • The More We Get Together (with variations)
  • Pledge of Allegiance (musical performance version)
  • Hola Mis Amigos/Hello My Friend (Spanish and English Greeting and Farewell Songs)
  • L-O-V-E Spells Love and M-O-M Spells Mom

  • What a Wonderful World
  • This Land is Your Land
  • America the Beautiful
  • See Me Beautiful
  • A delightful collection of high-frequency spelling word chants
  • Helpful signs for class management

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Favorite New Books and How To Use Them for Literacy and Delight in Kindergarten! common core state standards

writing to read

with author and storyteller, Nellie Edge

TBA

WA Clock Hours and Professional Development Credits Available

Get acquainted with some of the books we believe all children deserve to have as friends. These are the books that bring a smile and often a chorus of “Read it again!” They are the books that build a love of reading, the books worthy of “grand conversations” with children. These books also bring a contented sigh and remind us again that “literature is life, and life is literature” as we celebrate our love of sharing wonderful books with children.

In just one joyful day, you will:


Other Nellie Edge Seminars: Small Saturday Workshops in Exemplary Kindergartens common core state standards

Explore Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy: Joyful and Rigorous Learning Honors Childhood!

A practical “in kindergarten” workshop with Katie Nelson and Nellie Edge

Explore Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy: Joyful and Rigourous Learning Honors Childhood!

Purchase literacy manual at our Online Bookstore

TBA

We are not accepting a waiting list for this workshop.

Katie Nelson’s playful and engaging approach to literacy reflects her deep, deep knowledge of children, her love of music and language, and her understanding of how research supports a meaning-centered and systematic approach to literacy. With great wisdom and delight, Katie and Nellie will share how to organize the environment and implement A Comprehensive Literacy Model.

In just one day you’ll learn how to:

Additional Resources and Information


seminar book

Purchase literacy manual at our Online Bookstore

Joyful and Rigorous Kindergarten Experiences: Celebrate the Imagination and Challenge All Learners common core state standards

A Saturday Kindergarten Workshop

Presented by Diane Bonica with Nellie Edge

Welcome to a Kindergarten That Meets
High Common Core State Standards…

Discover a treasure trove of meaningful and creative curriculum ideas in Diane Bonica’s exemplary, child-centered kindergarten. You will be welcomed into “The Chicka-Boom Classroom” complete with a menagerie of giraffes, and a high level of science, math and literacy engagement. Discover how to truly honor childhood and challenge children to think deeply and love learning. See high Common Core Standards in practice!


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Spend a Saturday studying in real kindergarten classrooms with some of Oregon’s most accomplished teachers. The following workshops have inspired rave reviews from Northwest educators. Please email info@nellieedge.com if your district or kindergarten support cadre is interested in attending or co-sponsoring any of the following joyful accelerated literacy trainings. Each workshop comes with a full-color comprehensive literacy manual honoring the work of an accomplished teacher.

Literacy through Literature, Dance, and Song: Developing Skills Within a Love of Language common core state standards

A Saturday Kindergarten Workshop

Presented by Kathie Bridges with Nellie Edge facilitating

Salem, Oregon

Professional Development Credits and Washington Clock Hours Available

How do we develop a classroom of kindergartners who not only learn to read and write—but choose to read and write? How do we honor the need for socio-dramatic play—and the need for a rigorous literacy focus in a half-day kindergarten? Kathie Bridges' comprehensive and engaging approach to literacy reflects her deep knowledge of children, her love of language, and a systematic, differentiated approach to literacy. With great skill, wisdom, and delight, Kathie demonstrates how to raise the literacy standards and still keep kindergarten a "child's garden."

Includes:

Joyful Learning in a Child's Garden: Celebrating Language and Accelerating Literacy common core state standards

seminar book

A Saturday Kindergarten Workshop

Presented by Becky Leber and Nellie Edge

Future dates to be announced. Portland, Oregon

Professional Development Credits and Washington Clock Hours Available

How do we raise the literacy standards and still keep kindergarten a "child's garden?" How do we honor the need for socio-dramatic play — and the need for rigorous literacy skills instruction with "at-risk" and English language learners in an all-day kindergarten? Becky Leber's balanced and engaging approach to literacy reflects her deep, deep knowledge of children, her love of language, and her understanding of how to support kinders with a meaning-centered, systematic approach to literacy. With great wisdom, patience, and delight, Becky works with the children who need her most.

Workshop includes:

This Saturday workshop in Becky's kindergarten classroom in Milwaukie, Oregon is limited to 20 teachers and may fill quickly.


Kindergarten: A Celebration of the Arts With Happy Hearts We Dance and Sing common core state standards

Presented by Joanie Cutler and Nellie Edge

Future dates may be announced. Eugene, Oregon

Professional Development Credits and Washington Clock Hours Available

How do we celebrate the arts, honor childhood, and connect young children with the natural world outside the classroom? How do we nurture a love of learning in children and their families? Come and meet Joanie Cutler, who has been a mentor teacher to many of us. With her love of music, poetry, art and literature she has created a beautiful kindergarten model that is infused with the arts; nurturing creativity and literacy. When Froebel described kindergarten as a "child's garden," we believe he had a teacher like Joanie Cutler — with her gentle wisdom and uniquely creative teaching — in mind. The beautiful, full-color handbook is only available to workshop participants.

Workshop includes:

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