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2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Virtual Conference

T12 - Increasing Teacher Knowledge and Student Success With a Literacy Coach

Nov 9, 2017 11:15am ‐ Nov 9, 2017 12:15pm

Standard: $20.00


Structured literacy demands a high level of teacher preparation and knowledge. This session presents Lawrence Schools approach to preparing teachers and how the school supports student learning through the role of a literacy coach. The literacy coach provides professional development and classroom-based coaching in the implementation of multisensory structured-language instruction. The process of hiring a literacy coach and the role of the coach in the implementation of structured literacy while aligning with current research and best practices are the center of discussion.

Learning Outcomes:

  • MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Assess multisensory language instruction and how it can effectively be taught in a classroom setting.
  • MULTISENSORY STRUCTURED LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION: Recognize the nature of dyslexia and related language learning disabilities and the role of multisensory structured language instruction (MSL).
  • READING, SKILLS, & STRATEGIES: Outline the critical components for proficient reading including language development, phonological awareness, decoding, fluency and comprehension.
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine critical issues regarding the involvement of teachers in the implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI).
  • TEACHING/INSTRUCTION/INTERVENTION: Examine the conditions under which teachers can learn and apply understandings of language and literacy to more effective instruction of “at risk” students.

Disclosure: Amy Erich and Vanessa Diffenback have no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


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