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Literacy Training with Pam Henley

Register Now! All Teachers are Welcome!

Literacy Training

All Teachers are Welcome!

These workshops can be attended as a two day series or a singe day.




August 2, 2021




August 3, 2021


8:30- 3:30pm

Connors State College

Seminar Center

2403 N 41st St E

Muskogee, OK 74403

Presented by:

Pam Henley, MEd, reading specialist and certified academic language therapist, has trained teachers across the state.


Target Audience:

Classroom teachers, reading specialists, reading assistants, literacy coaches. Grade levels: K-8 literacy teachers, but Oct 23 would be for all grades & subjects.



To understand that dyslexia affects between 17-20% of our school population and that much has been recently revealed through brain research and brain imaging which can enhance learning and instructional strategies in the regular classroom, intervention groups and special education, To gain a clear understanding of dyslexia (Truths, Myths and Misconceptions) and

its broad effects in education, to be able to identify risk factors, and discover how to effectively teach students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties in every classroom, to learn strategies for teaching reading and spelling to students with dyslexia... AND teaching them in every discipline using strategies/ appropriate accommodations and differentiated teaching


This is NOT a training on testing students for dyslexia, but a training on making appropriate accommodations for all students



August 2nd

8:30 A.M. The Reading Process

This presentation will discuss/explain and demonstrate the following:

  • Statistics on low performing reading scores in relation to society
  • "HOW" the brain reads
  • "WHY" some children struggle learning to read
  • The process children should go through to become a "skilled reader"
  • The process teachers should go through to HELP children become skilled readers


(11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch Break)


12:00 P.M. Dyslexia 101

This presentation is an overview of the following:

  • What DYSLEXIA is/ What is is not/ How we know
  • Indicators of Dyslexia at all ages from Kinder through High School
  • What do we do about it and WHY is it important
  • How individuals "feel" who suffer from Dyslexia (Simulations: Dyslexia for a Day)


August 3rd

8:30 A.M. Comprehension

This presentation will explain/demonstrate (interactively) what strategies to teach and best practices for teaching them.

  • Seven primary comprehension strategies
  • Think-Alouds in the classroom (the WHY and the HOW)
  • Options for small groups, whole groups and individual instruction
  • Multi-sensory practice for comprehending text


(11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch Break)


12:00 P.M. Vigorous Vocabulary

This presentation will focus on the importance of "explicit" instruction in word meaning, the "what " and "how" for greatest student gains and full of new vocabulary.

  • Research to support the intentional planning of vocabulary lessons
  • Books and a curriculum to teach vocabulary in a fun, but effective way.


Single Session:

$150 for OSAC member districts

$200 for non-member districts


Two Sessions:

$250 for OSAC member districts

$300 for non-member districts

**Includes Lunch**

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Cancellation Policy:

Since meals, presenters, training materials, and other costs are pre-paid by OSAC, please provide notice of cancellation at least 4 days prior to any OSAC event you are registered to attend. Your district will not be charged for cancellations made within 4 days of the event. Cancellations within 48 hours of an OSAC event will be charged at half price. No-shows will be charged at full price. Thank you for understanding!

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Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council2403 North 41st Street EastMuskogee, OK  74403

PH: 918-687-0597Fax: 866-887-9686

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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