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Literacy Training Series: Effective Strategies to Improve Student Reading

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Literacy Training Series

Effective Strategies to Improve Student Reading

Is your district looking for ways to support teachers as help students overcome the pandemic learning loss? Do you have alternatively certified teachers, or teachers with limited training in teaching reading? Are you looking for ways to improve district reading scores?

Teachers attending Pam Henley's Literacy Training Series comment that it is "transformational," and one experienced teacher wrote on her evaluation, "I thought I knew how to teach reading until I came to this training." 

Participating districts report significant improvement in student reading scores, and that teachers are confident in their ability to assess and teach reading at all grade levels.

This series if for all PK-6 teachers!

Also offered again in McAlester on the following days:

(12/9, 1/27, 2/16, 3/3)

This training series is designed for participants

to attend ALL sessions.  

September 9, 2022

The Reading Process: Developing Fluent Readers

  • The Reading Process - Discover the process that students walk through as they learn to read and write, and the process that teachers MUST use to teach students to read and write. This presentation will cover how the brain reads, the five components of effective reading programs and best practices in teaching them.  
  • Developing Fluent Readers - Fluent reading is a hallmark of strong readers and is a good predictor of reading comprehension. Learn fun and engaging ways to develop fluent readers of all ages. Taken from research in Dr. Tim Rasinski's book, Developing Fluent Readers.



September 23, 2022

Phonological Awareness & Vigorous Vocab 

  • Phonological Awareness - Research now confirms the importance of teaching phonological awareness and phonemic awareness as it is the foundation for learning to read and spell successfully. The skills are on e of the greatest predictors of becoming a successful reader and speller in first grade and beyond.
  • Vigorous Vocabulary - Word meaning is a strong determiner of reading comprehension. This presentation will walk teachers through the simple but effective and highly engaging strategies for all classes and grades. This is a favorite among trainees!


October 20, 2022

Power Grammar & Word Study

  • Power Grammar - Who knew the important role grammar plays in comprehension? We now understand grammar is not just important for composition, but it also enhances the understanding of text. Learn how to teach the basic grammar skills through a fun and multisensory approach that benefits all learners in elementary grades.
  • Word Study - Ditch the lists!! WE really cannot teach children how to spell every word in the English language! Participants will learn how to build strong spellers (and readers) through fun and engaging word study activities!


October 28, 2022

Dyslexia and Assessment

(We will open this session to other staff later, if space permits)

  • Dyslexia and Assessment: Where do we go from here? This is a basic overview of dyslexia: What it is; What assessments are needed in addition to the screeners; What modifications and accommodations in the classroom; Dyslexia simulations; and a peek at Tier 1, 2 and 3 programs and appropriate dyslexia therapies.



All Sessions

8:30 - 3:00

Indian Capital Tech Center

Carson Seminar Center, Building A

3320 US -59

Stilwell, OK 74960

Presented by:

Pam Henley has been an educator for over 30 years. She has taught Pre-K through college level. She is a reading specialist and a certified academic language therapist. Pam has been a conference speaker for over 25 years. She has been a literacy consultant and a professional development speaker conducting school-wide and small group workshops, seminars, and embedded coaching.


for OSAC members $575

for non-members $750

Price includes lunches and all materials, including two books, and many printed materials for teachers to keep and use in their classrooms!

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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. 

Because this is a series, those registered will be charged for the entire series, even if they miss some sessions.   Thank you for understanding!

Thank You for Supporting This and Other OSAC Events!



Billie Jordan

Executive Director

Cell: (918) 931-2494


Dr. Kaylin Coody

Associate Director

Cell: (918) 640-0787


Lisa Presley

Director of Professional Development

Cell: (918) 931-1120


Raychel Harris

Administrative Assistant

Office: (918) 348-7972


Oklahoma Schools Advisory Council

2403 N. 41st Street East

Muskogee, OK 74403-1889

Office: (918) 687-0597

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