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Science of Reading Workshop
Wednesday, March 08, 2023, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: Other Events

The Science of Reading Workshop

Presented by The Center for the Collaborative Classroom

9:30 am - 2:30 pm Central
The Covenant School, Nashville

What Does the Science of Reading Say About the Teaching of Foundational Skills: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words?
This highly interactive, hands-on professional learning experience focuses on the need for high-quality foundational skills instruction in kindergarten through third grade. Participants will examine what research tells us about elementary reading instruction, learn how systematic decoding instruction and coordinated lesson structure accelerate student mastery, and explore the consistent instructional routines that allow students to focus their attention on decoding to develop accuracy and automaticity.

Target Audience:
K-3 Teachers, Learning Support, Literacy Teachers

Price per person:
TAIS Members: $165
Guests: $245
Snacks and lunch are included in your registration


Testimonials from feedback from prior Science of Reading workshops: 
"What a fun day! Thank you Keri and Katharine for this engaging professional development experience. I really appreciated the opportunities to practice what we were learning and think concretely about how to bring the science of reading to life in my classroom. I'm excited to talk with other teachers on my grade level team about how we can incorporate more systematic and explicit instruction into our foundational skills block and will be sharing the book I won with our school's reading coach."

"Today's session was just what I needed. Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning in the science of reading articles, books, and podcasts. You broke it down for me in a way that kept me from feeling overwhelmed and gave me some things to try out in my classroom. I'm looking forward to our next session!" 






Katharine Bonasera is a Manager of Educational Partnerships with Collaborative
Classroom. She has over 14 years of teaching and leadership experience in urban
school environments, serving as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal.
In addition to her school-based experience, she has coached early career Teach For
America teachers and serves as an advisor with Relay Graduate School of Education’s
National Principals Academy Fellowship. She is passionate about cultivating school
environments that foster connection, equitable practices, and the opportunity for all
community members to thrive.

Keri Bartholomew has been a lead educational consultant with the Center for the
Collaborative Classroom since 2009. She holds a M.A.T. in Early Childhood
Education with a focus on Language and Literacy from National Louis University,
Chicago, Illinois. With over 20 years of experience in public education, Keri has facilitated Professional
Learning with preservice and in-service educators in reading and writing
development, intervention, and social-emotional learning. She has presented at local,
state, and national conferences and worked with schools across the country as an
independent literacy consultant. Keri Bartholomew has served as an adjunct instructor
teaching literacy courses at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. Keri currently lives in
Charlotte, NC, with her husband and two children.

TAIS Board-Approved Cancellation Policy
Attendees will receive a full refund for an in-person event if they cancel up to three weeks prior to the event and a 50% refund up to two weeks before the event. Refunds are not possible after two weeks prior to the event due to the costs incurred for food orders and other administrative and setup fees. All refunds will reflect a 15% administration fee.