EARLY LITERACY TRAINING RESOURCES DIRECTORY

 

Introduction

Acknowledgements

L.A.U.S.D. Training

Los Angeles County Office of Education

Organizations, Groups, Offices

Publishers' Training

Reading Organizations and Major Conferences

Reading Organizations and Major Conferences
Regional and National Conferences -1997

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Various federal, state, and local funds have been allocated for professional development in the area of reading for teachers and administrators, Grades Pre-K to 3, during the l996-97 school year.

The second goal of the LAUSD Board-adopted Superintendent's Call to Action for Improving Student Achievement reads as follows:

This year's pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students will meet the District's reading standards by the end of third grade.

 

The directory is a response to this initiative and is designed to assist schools and clusters in implementing local professional development for Grades Pre-K to 3. The Division of Instructional Services has compiled the directory listings, but does not endorse the services of any of the non-District providers.

The publication lists early literacy training providers in the following order:

 

Each entry contains a description of the training, areas of training, costs for services/materials, presenters/consultants, English learners training, administrators training, and contact person. All entries were written by the providers listed. In some cases, complete information was not submitted.

For assistance, please contact Geri Herrera, Administrator, Elementary Instruction, at (213) 625-6444; Beverly Edwards, Coordinator, Textbook and Educational Software Services, at (213) 625-6994; or Janet Minami, Director, Media Services, at (213) 625-6971.


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This directory was prepared by Office of Instructional Media staff under the supervision of Beverly Edwards, Coordinator, Textbook and Educational Software Services. Particular appreciation is expressed to Connie Fernandez, Office Management Assistant; Rose Garcia, Secretary; Sad Okada, Office Assistant; and Joan Wickham, Senior Stenographic Secretary.

 

GERALDINE HERRERA
Administrator
Elementary Instruction


APPROVED:

AMELIA McKENNA
Assistant Superintendent
Division of Instructional Services



Copyright 1997

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT


Early Literacy Training Resources Directory

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT TRAINING

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - DIVISION OF INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

Description: The focus of the division for this school year is the training of an Early Literacy Cadre consisting of two teachers and one administrator representative for each complex within the District. Their purpose is to implement the training of all teachers and administrators, Grades Pre-K to 3, within the District. Training modules containing the Reading Initiative's required content as well as videos are being identified to assist with the implementation of the training. A prototype for Early Literacy Networks will be made available upon request. Technical assistance will be provided to clusters/complexes and schools to implement the training for teachers. Coordination of training efforts with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the California Department of Education will also be facilitated.

Areas of Training: All required training content in the Reading Initiatives are addressed in the training modules.

Costs for Services/Materials: Fees may vary with each sponsored activity.

Presenters/Consultants: Training is conducted by selected cadre members.

English Learners Training:

Administrators Training: Administrators who are cadre members will provide assistance through the Elementary Principals Organization (EPO) and the Elementary Assistant Principals Organization (EAPO).

Contact: Geri Herrera, Administrator, Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Instructional Services, Elementary Instructional Programs, 450 N. Grand Avenue, Room A-307, Los Angeles, CA 90012; (213) 625-6444; Fax (213) 617-8629.

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - LIBRARY SERVICES

Description: Library Services offers the following training for educators in the Odyssey Model

Library and the Regional Technology Center, Third Street Annex: STRATEGIES FOR USING THE SCHOOL LIBRARY IN DEVELOPING EARLY LITERACY PROGRAMS (4 days). This training includes developing and using the library collection, English Language Learners, reading aloud, sustained silent reading, paired reading, cross-age tutoring, and the use of technology. LIBRARY AIDE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (10 days). ELECTRA INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN ACADEMY (8 days). All trainings are appropriate for classroom teachers, library media teachers, and administrators and includes weeding the library collection, barcoding, data entry, and purchasing the best books.

Areas of Training: See description.

Costs for Services/Materials: Contact Library Services for fee schedule.

Presenters/Consultants: Training is conducted by Library Services staff.

English Learners Training: Reading aloud, sustained silent reading, paired reading, cross-age tutoring.

Administrators Training: All training appropriate for administrators.

Contact: Bonnie O'Brian, Supervisor, Library Services, Third Street Annex, Room 171, 1320 West Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017; (213) 625-6494; Fax (213) 482-5137.

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COLLABORATIVE (PDC)

Description: PDC consists of experienced teachers and administrators who share a comprehensive view of educational reform. There are various initiatives or activities offered which include language arts practicums on effective practices. A spring 97 practicum is scheduled for April 5 at Reseda High School.

Areas of Training: The PDC has members with expertise in language arts instruction from elementary, middle and high school. Each has skills that are specifically tailored to that particular level of instruction as well as a broad range of experience, knowledge and competence that allows him/her to articulate with language arts instructors from pre-K through college. All language arts persons in the PDC have been active in drafting district published training modules.

Costs for Services/Materials: The PDC is part of the Division of Instructional Services for the Los Angeles Unified School District. It is not an outside contractor, nor is it driven by profit motive. Costs to schools for an inservice, workshop or other event arranged for or produced by the PDC are therefore negligible. Any non-reusable materials that are consumed that are beyond the ordinary ones associated with a school activity (paper, writing materials, etc.) might be expected to be provided by the school requesting the event. Likewise, the school desiring a staff development would be responsible for paying for substitute coverage time for classroom teachers on track and professional expert time for any classroom teacher off-track recruited by the PDC.

Presenters/Consultants: The PDC does not, as a rule, hire outside consultants. We believe that the Los Angeles Unified School District has many teacher practitioners who are more than equal to any outside consultant. It is our policy to showcase classroom teachers and develop outstanding presenters.

English Learners Training: The PDC in collaboration with the Language Acquisition and Bilingual Development Branch wrote the modules for the District's SB1969 training. Furthermore, this collaboration selected and trained the instructors to deliver this training at selected sites throughout the District.

Administrators Training: The PDC has offered training to District APSS personnel, and its members have taught college courses for prospective administrators though the California State University system.

Contact: Elaine Serrano or Eric Grow, PDC, 450 N. Grand Avenue, Room H-104, Los Angeles, CA 90012; (213) 625-4252; Fax (213) 617-0962.

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - READING RECOVERY AND DESCUBRIENDO LA LECTURA

Description: Reading Recovery and Descubriendo La Lectura (DLL) are early intervention programs

designed by Marie M. Clay (1979, 1985) to assist children in first grade who are having difficulty learning to read and write. Children eligible for the program are identified by their classroom teachers as the lowest in their class in reading acquisition. Reading Recovery is designed to move children in a short time from the bottom of their class to the average, where they can profit from regular classroom instruction. Reading Recovery provides one-to-one tutoring, five days per week, 30 minutes a day by a specially trained teacher. Orientation meetings for the 1997-98 program implementation will be held in March 1997.

Areas of Training: Early literacy intervention strategies.

Costs for Services/Materials: Contact Elementary Instruction for fees.

Presenters/Consultants: Training is conducted by LAUSD or CSUSB Teacher Leaders.

English Learners Training: DLL provides a Spanish program.

Administrators Training: N/A

Contact: Reading Recovery, Los Angeles Unified School District, Geri Herrera,

450 N. Grand Avenue, Room A-307, Los Angeles, CA 90012; (213) 625-6444; Fax (213) 617-8629.


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LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION

LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION (LACOE)

Description: The County's teacher training program Reading: Basic to Success Pre-K-3 Literacy Institute offers a five day course of study which supports the Reading Initiative. Its aim is to help teachers develop a balanced and comprehensive approach to reading and writing including: (1) a strong literature, language, and comprehension program that includes a balance of oral and written language;

(2) an organized, explicit skill program to address the needs of the emergent reader; (3) ongoing diagnosis that informs teaching and assessment that ensures accountability; (4) a powerful early intervention program that provides individual tutoring for children at risk of reading failure. See also California Reading and Literature Project/CSUDH (CRLP).

Areas of Training: Systematic skill development, curricular features, instructional strategies, diagnosis, assessment and management.

Costs for Services/Materials: No charge for 6 participants in each cluster to enroll.

Presenters/Consultants:

English Learner Training: Yes.

Administrative Training: See LACOE, California Reading Task Force and Program Advisory.

Contact: Tasia Velasquez, program coordinator, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Division of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, 9300 Imperial Highway, Room 299, Downey, CA 90242-2890; (310) 922-6877; Fax (310) 940-1699.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION (LACOE)

Description: The California Reading Task Force and Program Advisory: Implications for Instruction, Assessment and Evaluation, focus on Grades K-3. The program is designed for K-5 district office administrators/ consultants, site principals, assistant principals, and board of education members. Recommendations for language arts instruction for California's students including demonstrations of effective strategies linked to State documents.

Areas of Training: Overview/Executive Summary, first session; Instructional Leadership Modules reserved for those who attend first and includes Phonological Awareness in the Scope of a Balanced, Comprehensive Reading Program and Higher Order Thinking Skills.

Costs for Services/Materials: Overview Day and both Instructional Modules $150 (includes materials and food); Overview Day only $100 (includes materials and refreshments).

Presenters/Consultants: Adria F. Klein, Ph.D., President, California Reading Association; Professor, CSU San Bernardino; Member, State Reading Task Force; Researcher, Reading Program Advisory.

English Learner Training:

Administrative Training: Administrative only.

Contact: Mel Grubb, Consultant-in-Charge, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Division of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, 9300 Imperial Highway, Room 299, Downey, CA 90242-2890; (310) 922-6877; Fax (310) 940-1699.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION (LACOE)

Description: Reading & Literature-Based Hypermedia Workshops. The two-day framework-based technology integration workshop stresses student-centered learning in language arts content in a hands-on technology environment. Workshops will examine how students benefit from multimedia learning materials and constructivist teaching styles, how they can express the meaning(s) they understand from the literature they read, and reading skills in context. The workshop will satisfy the staff development requirements in the SB1882, SB1274 and SB1510, Chapter 1, Special Education, Title II, and Title VI; therefore, these funds may be used for the staff development programs.

Areas of Training: Reading & Literature-Based Hypermedia Workshops focusing on early childhood education, elementary students.

Costs for Services/Materials: $75 per person per day; $150 per participant for both days; $225 for a three-day workshop with one college unit available for multiple-day workshops.

Presenters/Consultants: Yvonne Marks; Marsha Burkhalter, teacher, Camino Grove Elementary School; Patti Stewart, Early Literacy Consultant.

English Learner Training: Bilingual education, Creating Technology Integrated Lessons for Elementary LEP students.

Administrative Training:

Contact: Tom Chun, Program Specialist, Teacher Technology Center, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Division of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, 9300 Imperial Highway, Room 299, Downey, CA 90242-2890; (310) 940-1730; Web site http://ttc.lacoe.edu

LOS ANGELES COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION (LACOE)

Description: Windows to Reading - Live Interactive Language Arts Staff Development Series broadcast on KLCS-TV as part of TEAMS Distance Learning. This series of six staff development programs demonstrate for teachers the components of a balanced, comprehensive reading and writing program for students, Grades K-3. The orientation program highlights each component and will explain the format of the Windows to Reading series. After that, an hour long staff development program will precede each set of two student programs. The programs address the areas of reading aloud to children, guided reading, writing development, and supportive phonics and spelling activities.

Program #

Program Titles

Orientation

Language Arts Overview

1

Shared Reading: Phonemic Awareness and Concepts of Print

2

Read Aloud Protocols: Responding to Literature

3

Guided Reading: Developing Independent Readers

4

Writing Development

5

Phonics and Spelling Development and Activities

 

TEAMS programs in Language Arts, Science, Mathematics and Social Science can be seen on KLCS Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. For a Windows to Reading schedule and additional information about TEAMS, contact Judy Gordon at (310) 940-1634. For further information regarding KLCS-TV58 programming, contact Victor Lamkay at (213) 625-6958.





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ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, OFFICES

CALIFORNIA LEARNING RECORD (CLR)

Description: An accumulative record of achievement in reading and writing kept by the classroom teacher to provide evidence that students are moving toward agreed upon goals and standards. Parents and students themselves contribute evidence for the Record. Teachers summarize and record this information to inform their teaching and to share with others beyond the classroom for accountability purposes. On-site coaching by certified CLR teachers helps teachers observe and document student progress by using running records, abbreviated miscue inventories, and informal observations to determine which skills and strategies students are using and which ones are needed.

Areas of Training: Customized seminars over two years are designed to meet the specific needs of each school staff in (1) using performance scales to collect and document evidence that children, K-3, are learning to read and write independently by the end of Grade 3; and (2) providing systematic opportunities in the classroom for children to develop and demonstrate literacy competencies such as phonemic awareness and the use of phonics, spelling and punctuation to decode and encode text.

Costs for Services/Materials: $6,500 per school for 30 hours of on-site coaching over each of two years; $3,000 for third year and beyond. Materials, e.g., CLR Handbook, computer program, CLR forms in Spanish and English, are not included. Annual reports of student achievement are provided.

Presenters/Consultants: CLR teachers.

English Learners Training: Yes. Performance scales and computerized and printed record keeping forms are in Spanish.

Administrators Training: Yes.

Contact: The Center for Language in Learning, Dr. Mary A. Barr, Director, 10610 Quail Canyon Road,

El Cajon, CA 92021; (619)443-6320; Fax (619) 443-4698; email, clrecord@cll.org;

www.electriciti.com/~clrorg/clr.html

CALIFORNIA READING AND LITERATURE PROJECT/CSUDH (CRLP)

Description: The California Reading and Literature Project at CSU Dominguez Hills (CRLP) offers professional development training for literature and language arts teachers, kindergarten through university. CRLP provides intensive summer or academic-year institutes for teachers of K-3, K-12, English only and English learners with two years of follow-up sessions at CSU Dominguez Hills and

CSU Northridge campuses. Institutes and professional development sessions can be held at individual school sites as well. Extension credits available.

Areas of Training: Phonemic awareness, systematic explicit phonics and spelling instruction, guided reading, independent reading, reading aloud, writing integrated with reading strategies, assessment and evaluation strategies, improving reading comprehension, and class size reduction strategies.

Costs for Services/Materials: One day school workshop, $800 for up to 25 participants, additional $40 per person beyond 25; series of five weekdays, $3,500 up to 25 participants, additional $40 per person beyond; series of five Saturdays, $3,000 up to 25 participants, additional $40 per person beyond; 10 sessions of half day staff development and half day of in-class coaching, $7,000 for up to 25 teachers; four-week university-held institutes, $650 per participant (discounts available for school teams); and four-week site-held institutes, $13,000 for 20 participants.

Presenters/Consultants: All experienced K-3 teachers and graduates of the California Reading and Literature Project. They are successful staff development providers who are teacher-leaders in the Project. Several presenters have also been trained in the Early Literacy Inservice Course (ELIC) and/or

Reading Recovery. Also several CRLP teacher-leaders are National Board Certified Teachers in English Language Arts (NBC) for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards.

English Learners Training: Yes.

Administrators Training: See Los Angeles County of Education section.

Contact: California Reading and Literature Project/CSUDH, Los Angeles County Office of Education, 9300 Imperial Highway, Room 299, Downey, CA 90242-2890; (310) 922-6551; Fax (310)803-4056; email, crip-csudh@lacoe.edu

CALIFORNIA READING AND LITERATURE PROJECT/UCLA (CRLP)

Description: The CRLP at the University of California at Los Angeles offers professional development

programs for teachers from kindergarten through the university level, focusing on emergent literacy, reading instruction, comprehension strategies and literature studies. CRLP programs operate year round, including intensive summer, intercession or academic year institutes conferences and workshops.

Areas of Training: All aspects of reading and literacy, such as phonemic awareness, systematic phonics instruction, spelling, writing, literature comprehension, assessment and intervention, shared, guided and independent reading, needs of English learners, and current research on literacy.

Costs for Services/Materials: Varies according to programs. Typical costs for an institute are $150 a week (25 hours a week) per participant.

Presenters/Consultants: Workshop presenters are all experienced K-3 teachers and graduates of the California Reading and Literature Project. They are successful staff development providers, who are teacher-leaders in the Project. Several presenters have also been trained in the Early Literacy Inservice Course (ELIC) and/or Reading Recovery. Several CRLP teacher-leaders are National Board Certified Teachers in English Language Arts (NBC) by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

English Learners Training: Incorporated into all programs. Workshops on specific topics such as phonics in Spanish literacy for transition students, SDAIE, or content-based ESL are arranged with individual schools or offered on the UCLA campus.

Administrators Training: In conjunction with the Principals' Center. Administrators are welcome in all CRLP activities.

Contact: Carol Jago or Anne Sirota; California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA, Center X,

1041 Moore Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521; (310) 825-8979; Fax (310) 206-5369; email, jago@gseis.ucla.edu; email, sirota@gseis.ucla.edu

CENTER X
UCLA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND INFORMATION STUDIES

Description: Home of six California Subject Matter Projects (California Reading and Literature, Arts, History-Geography, Mathematics, Science, and Writing), Center X develops teacher leadership by providing professional development for K-university faculty, who become part of Center X's professional development network where they share their expertise with other teachers. Through institutes, conferences, workshops and inquiry groups, these experienced teachers increase their own repertoire of teaching strategies and refine their understanding of content areas, then share effective practices at school sites throughout the county. The UCLA Parent Project and the UCLA Principals' Center offers professional development opportunities for parents and administrators.

Areas of Training: Systematic teaching of skills including spelling, phonemic awareness, and comprehension; interactive writing to motivate reading and assess comprehension; strategies for parents to promote reading at home; reading and writing to learn in all subject areas; and explaining the research that influences practice.

Costs for Services/Materials: For a fee Project Directors arrange workshops according to district and school needs which vary from on-going series to week-long seminars, during both the academic year and summers. Teachers can receive appropriate units from UCLA Extension.

Presenters/Consultants: Presenters are experienced classroom teachers who have participated in intensive training in how to improve reading and writing across content areas, in English or Spanish.

English Learners Training: Incorporated in all workshops.

Administrators Training: Teacher consultants can provide overviews as well as indepth workshops for administrators. The UCLA Principal's Center offers academic year programs and summer institutes in literacy for administrators. Administrators are encouraged to join their teachers in all programs.

Contact: Rae Jeane Williams, Director, Professional Development, UCLA Center X, GSE&IS, Moore Hall, Box 95121, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521; (310) 825-5715; email, rjwilliams@gseis.ucla.edu

CONSORTIUM ON READING EXCELLENCE (CORE)

Description: The Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE) provides direct training, school-based coaching, and implementation support in the state's required reading professional development components: how children learn to read, how proficient readers read, the research base, effective instruction and diagnosis for phonemic awareness, explicit and systematic phonics, spelling and its

link to reading, and comprehension; additionally CORE provides understanding of the structure of English language, parent involvement, independent reading, and how to link instruction and materials to a diagnostic and assessment plan.

Areas of Training: Phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, comprehension, vocabulary development, independent reading, research and best practices in literacy, and diagnostic tools.

Costs for Services/Materials: Trainings range from $800 for half-day overviews to $15,000 for large group 5-day trainings with an additional charge for out of area travel and materials. Individual site days are charged at $1,500 per day.

Presenters/Consultants: Bill Honig, former California Superintendent of Public Instruction and visiting professor in the School of Education at San Francisco State University; Linda Diamond, former Director of Curriculum, Staff Development and Evaluation for Alameda City USD and served on the State Superintendent's Task Force on Reading; Dr. Anne Cunningham, visiting professor of educational psychology at the University of California at Berkeley; Sheila Mandel, former teacher, reading specialist, school psychologist, and school administrator; Dr. Ruth Nathan, former teacher, writer, textbook editor, and consultant; Diane Viera-Lopez, former bilingual teacher and special education coordinator.

English Learners Training: The needs of English language learners are addressed in each component of the training. Techniques are presented for students in sheltered setting and bilingual settings (Spanish). The differences between the Spanish and English linguistic systems are presented.

Administrators Training: Offers training for administrators similar to the training for teachers that also includes strategies to sustain the literacy programs at each site.

Contact: JoAnne Lauer, Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE), 2200 Powell Street, Suite 250A, Emeryville, CA 94608; (510) 450-2555 ext. 118; Fax (510) 450-0113.

HEALTHY GENTE

Description: Healthy Gente has developed a comprehensive in-service program to assist districts to prepare and develop new teachers to meet the challenge of the classroom. Several major theories will be addressed including early literacy strategies, classroom management and cooperative learning skills. In order for the literacy rate to increase in schools, new teachers need to be prepared by developing skills in the areas of basic pedagogy, classroom management, and confidence building. The teacher participant will walk away with hands-on knowledge, materials, and confidence.

Areas of Training: Phonemic awareness, phonics, shared reading, developing fluency, integrated curriculum, whole learning, classroom management, teaching strategies, stress reduction, confidence building and techniques that prevent burnout.

Costs for Services/Materials: $150 per participant. Cost includes 4 four-hour sessions and material. Each participant will receive a certificate after completion of the four sessions.

Presenters/Consultants: Gary Surdam, a national trainer for the Wright Group; Sandra Macias, an elementary school principal with a strong bilingual and language arts background; successful master teachers from the Southern California area.

English Learners Training: Master teachers are currently working with LEP students in their own classrooms and bring their experiences and knowledge to each session.

Administrators Training: Healthy Gente offers training to meet the needs of each district. Training is offered for new teachers, administrators and parents in both English and Spanish.

Contact: Gary Surdam, Helping New Teachers Become More Capable, P.O. Box 463, Whittier, CA 90608; (310) 699-4641; Fax (310) 699-4641.

INSTITUTE FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, INC.

Description: The Institute provides a variety of training programs that present the principles and methods of Reading Renaissance. This comprehensive approach to literacy development focuses on balancing direct instruction with in-school reading practice. Teachers learn to motivate student reading, monitor progress, and develop targeted intervention strategies. The Reading Renaissance emphasis is on accountability and measurable results. Schools that have adopted these techniques typically experience increased student reading, higher test scores and enhanced student appreciation for literature. Training programs range from a one-day introductory seminar to on-site staff development sequences that support faculty as they adopt Reading Renaissance techniques.

Areas of Training: Reading practice; literature-based skill instruction; read aloud; paired reading; diagnosis and intervention; student self-directed learning; developing fluency; reading motivation.

Costs for Services/Materials: Tuition/fees vary with seminar length and format. Attendance at the scheduled introductory seminar is $109 per person; the three-day advanced seminar is $545 per person. Discounts are available when more than one person per school attends. Fees for on-site programs begin at $2,300.

Presenters/Consultants: The folllowing two persons are working educators who have had outstanding

success in reading education and hold graduate degrees and/or special certification in teaching specialties: Don Peek, MA, a former teacher and principal who pioneered Reading Renaissance techniques; Teri Bettger, Title I Coordinator at Ranchero Middle School in Hesperia, CA, a mentor teacher with certification in special education.

English Learners Training: Advanced courses include discussion of the use of these techniques in LEP programs.

Administrators: Advanced courses provide training for principals and program coordinators.

Contact: Alyssa Paul, Institute for Academic Excellence, Inc., University Research Park, P.O. Box 45016, Madison, WI 53744-5-16; (800) 200-4848; Fax (608) 231-0777.

McCRACKEN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

Description: McCracken Educational Services provides workshops for early literacy training. The McCracken's holistic approach emphasizes the development of literacy skills through content teaching. Effective with all children, including at risk and ESL, the McCracken's program emphasizes concepts and thinking in conjunction with directed practices that teach children how language and print work through hands-on language manipulation. The Spelling Through Phonics program has been particularly successful in enabling children to write with ease. A catalog of classroom materials for use with the McCracken's reading, writing, and spelling program is available by request at contact listed below.

Areas of Training: Reading, writing, phonics, and spelling.

Costs for Services/Materials: Base fee $3,000 per day.

Presenters/Consultants: Marlene J. and Robert A. McCracken.

English Learners Training: Yes.

Administrators Training: By special request.

Contact: Wendy Rutledge, McCracken Educational Services, P. O. Box 3588, Blaine, WA 98321; (800) 567-7505; Fax (888) 334-2554.

TECH ED SERVICES, INC.

Description: Since 1993 Team In a Box (TM) has become one of the most dynamic products ever developed for helping schools provide successful staff technology training, and is currently being utilized by individual sites in more than 50 western U.S. school districts. Team in a Box provides an integrated approach to training--from developing a professional staff development plan, to delivering meaningful class content ON SITE, to ensuring ongoing evaluation and next-step processes. Flexible scheduling with

two-hour to full day programs offered as well as structures for small groups (8-10) by level from beginner through advanced.

Areas of Training: Early language acquisition, integrating ESL, software into the curriculum, pre-writing, reading/writing, comprehension, developing fluency, multimedia and language arts, telecommunications and Internet for reading and writing, 75 class titles across all platforms.

Costs for Services/Materials: $1,450 to $13,850. All levels include software for planning and assessment, training consultants and materials, and follow-up phone support.

Presenters/Consultants: Susan Miller, former California teacher K-Adult; Joseph Collazo, former California K-Adult and special education teacher; Ellen Zimet, former LAUSD teacher and principal;

Elaine Betts, former teacher California and Colorado type A, Language Arts and Secondary; Tony Cruz, current elementary school teacher; Sherri Ortman, curriculum/technology integration specialist; George Larochelle, computer/software training specialist; Ben Hutchinson, computer/software training specialist; Deepak Patel, computer/software training specialist.

English Learners Training: Early language acquisition, integrating ESL software into the curriculum.

Administrators Training: Customized mentor or train the trainer programs available. Individualized and small group administrators training is available on all topics.

Contact: Barbara Jones or Donna Kowalski, Tech Ed Services, Inc., 8255 Firestone Blvd. Suite 300, Downey, CA 90241; (310) 869-1913; (800) 832-4411; Fax (310) 869-5673.

UCLA WRITING PROJECT

Description: Twenty teachers are invited to attend through an application and interview process for summer or year-round programs. Also available are the Teacher-Researcher Project and the Invitational Writing Project in Spanish which meet during the academic year. These participants receive stipends. Additional workshops and conferences offered on campus vary in length and cost; When Teachers Write, Socratic Seminar, Teaching Language Arts in Spanish, Writing Project Seminars for Elementary and Secondary Teachers. Some become teacher consultants who lead workshops arranged by the Project's professional development director according to the school needs and others in special interest groups focusing on literacy and technology.

Areas of Training: The Writing Process, Alternative Assessment, Early Literacy,Technology, Cooperative Learning, etc.

Costs for Services/Materials: For Staff Development on School Sites-$150 an hour; for Institutes on Campus-varies.

Presenters/Consultants: Fellows of the Invitational Writing Projects.

English Learners Training: SDAIE, Teaching Writing to Second Language Students, Invitational Writing Project in Spanish.

Administrators Training: Administrators are encouraged to join any projects on campus and on their campuses. Center X also has a Principal's Center which provides opportunities for principals to interact professionally and socially.

Contact: Faye Peitzman and Jane Hancock, UCLA Writing Project, 1041 Moore Hall, Box 951521, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521; (310) 825-2531; Fax (310) 206-5369.


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PUBLISHERS' TRAINING

HARCOURT BRACE SCHOOL PUBLISHERS

Description: Participants will learn what makes an Intervention Program effective for Grades 1-6. Teachers will be exposed to various strategies, participate in activities that offer support to students in order to meet their individual needs, and learn how both formal and informal assessment can help monitor progress. Teachers will not only learn how to conduct a shared reading, but also come away knowing why this technique extends comprehension, expands vocabulary, and increases the participation of reluctant readers. Teachers will participate in activities and discussions, and learn how to assess the progress of their children throughout the year.

Areas of Training: Phonics, phonemic awareness, ideas for activities, games, and centers for teaching and learning decoding skills.

Costs for Services/Materials: No cost. Staff development free with life of Reading/Language Arts adoption.

Presenters/Consultants: Linda Agnitch, Terri Borges, Mechelle DiGiovanna, Hector Ramirez, Sharon Reed are the presenters who are also eucational consultants, former teachers, speakers at conferences and school districts and were trained by such researchers as Roger Farr, Hallie Kay Yopp, Dorothy Strickland.

English Learners Training: Training specific to English Learners is available.

Administrators Training: Administrators are always welcome in the workshop to observe new techniques for the classroom.

Contact: Sandy Mayfield, Harcourt Brace School Publishers, 25411 Cabot Road, Suite 112, Laguna Hills, CA 92653; (714) 470-7945; Fax (714) 470-7949.

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

Description: Houghton Mifflin Company is pleased to provide consistent, professional inservice for the life of the language arts adoption. The staff is committed to ensuring the successful implementation of Invitations to Literacy, Invitaciones, and Heath Middle Level Literature. Consultants will provide help for new teachers, individuals, and groups, as well as administrators and specialists involved with the teaching of literacy. The Staff Development Component will be designed to meet the specific needs of the individual schools and/or of an entire cluster in Los Angeles Unified School District after discussion between the local representatives, regional management and individuals representing the school, cluster, and/or district.

Areas of Training: Phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, writing process in context of literature, guided reading and explicit skills instruction, practical, writing strategies, transitional English reading, emergent literacy, classroom management, formal and informal assessment strategies, comprehension strategies, expository text, reciprocal teaching.

Costs for Services/Materials: Staff development will be furnished free of charge for the life of the adoption to individual schools or entire clusters adopting Invitations to Literacy, or Heath Middle Level Literature as their basal language arts program.

Presenters/Consultants: The following authors and consultants will provide inservice: Authors: Dr. Kathryn Au, Dr. Margarita Calderon, Dr. J. David Cooper, Dr. Alan Crawford, Dr. David Freeman, Dr. Yvonne Freeman, Dr. Marjorie Lipson, Dr. Sabrina Mims, Dr. Susan Page, Dr. John Pikulski, Ms. Tina Saldivar, Dr. Barbara Taylor, Dr. Shane Templeton, Dr. Sheila Valencia, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt; Consultants: (biographical information and presentation topics available from the Palo Alto Office) Cheryl Caldera, Rebecca Carranza, Carol Casarjian, Dr. Gilbert Garcia, Judy Herns, Penny Hirschman, Dianne Lee, Lori Oczkus, Dr. Jill Slansky, Karatol Small, Carolyn Ramirez Ulrich.

Per Diem Consultants: A roster of names and presentation topics available from Palo Alto office whose staff maintains a cadre of trained per diem consultants that add the strength of specific grade level experience or specific literacy topic expertise in English and Spanish literacy as well as in second language acquisition. The group, largely school-based, works for Houghton Mifflin in their off-track time and serves to broaden the service base, as well as, assure the availability of service to schools by qualified individuals. Houghton Mifflin stands behind its service record to LAUSD and welcomes inquiry into that record of quality and responsiveness.

English Learners Training: Training is available to meet the needs of English learners.

Administrators Training: Training is available for administrators.

Contact: Margaret Frisbie, Consultant Administrator, (Palo Alto Office); Gilbert Garcia, Ph.D., Representative, LAUSD, (818) 965-0480); Diane Harrington, Representative, LAUSD, (805) 491-2563; Richard Glass, California District Manager, (Palo Alto Office), (209) 431-0792.

MACMILLAN/MCGRAW-HILL

Description: A balanced and comprehensive approach to early reading instruction will be demonstrated as teachers work with techniques for teaching through explicit and systematic phonics as well as skills and strategies which lead to independent reading. Spelling, vocabulary, grammar and writing activities will flow from the authentic literature, multilevel, multimodal and multicultural materials will provide for the varied needs of the students and teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District's classrooms.

Areas of Training: Phonics/spelling connection, shared reading, decoding, comprehensive skills, reading strategies, intervention strategies, emergent reader strategies, building vocabulary in reading and writing, reading needs in multicultural classroom, testing options, making combination classes work, equal access and equal opportunity in the classroom. Macmillan/McGraw-Hill will provide early literacy training and training materials with the implementation of Spotlight on Literacy and/or Cuentamundos in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Costs for Services/Materials: No cost for the life of the adoption.

Presenters/Consultants: The following are authors: Dr. Candy Dawson Boyd; Dr. James Flood; Dr. James Hoffman; Dr. Diane Lapp; Dr. William Teale; Dr. Arnold Webb; Dr. Gloria Contreras; Dr. Kathy Escamilla; Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings; Dr. Elva Maldonado-Colon; Dr. Sylkvia Cavazos Pena; Dr. Josefina Villamil Tinajero; Regional Consultants: Marsha Broker; Jesus Cervantes; Elizabeth Dennis; Roberta Filkorn; Nancy Nordland; Christine Villegas.

English Learners Training: English Reading Instruction for Students Acquiring English, Transitions to English for Successful Lifelong Readers, Integrating Overage Students into Your Classroom, The Content Area Connection: SDAIE Strategies to Promote Academic Achievement, Every Student Learns: Varied Approaches to Instruction to Meet Individual Needs.

Administrators Training: Current Research and Effective Instruction, Techniques for Monitoring and Assessment, Technology and the Printed Word, Supporting the Multilevel, Multimodal and Multicultural Classroom, Managing, Grouping and Meeting Needs of Today's Classrooms.

Contact: Sherri Golden, 19133 #2 Index Street, Northridge, CA 91326; (818) 368-5252; Fax (818) 368-8286.

MODERN CURRICULUM PRESS

Description: Many children are having difficulty learning to read, but every child can learn to read. This hands-on, interactive workshop will introduce your staff to the techniques and strategies that will help ensure that every child is a ready reader. MCP presents early intervention strategies that serve all children in your classroom; strategies for balancing meaningful reading experiences and teaching skills in context; activities for developing phonemic awareness; techniques for meeting the individual needs of all children; an integrated phonics workshop including strategies, recipes and make-and-take activities.

Areas of Training: Workshop A: Early intervention, Balanced Literacy Workshop B: Phonics

Costs for Services/Materials: None.

Presenters/Consultants: Lynn Merritt-Western, Region consultant; Frederik Dissell, Western Region Manager.

English Learners Training: Yes.

Administrators Training: Workshops designed to meet the needs of administrators also.

Contact: Frederik Dissel, Regional Manager, 1682 Ensign Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah 84121,

(800) 435-3499 ext. 18107.

RIGBY

Description: Early Literacy Inservice Course (ELIC) is a professional development course for K-3 teachers. It is child centered; it looks at how children learn rather than only at what they are learning. ELIC reinforces the strategies used in Reading Recovery. The 12-week course meets after school for two hours. Unit 1A deals with phonemic awareness and phonics instruction. This unit will be woven throughout the entire 12-week course. Facilitators will provide classroom support, which may include: demonstration lesson, team teaching, and the opportunity for review and reflection with each teacher.

Areas of Training: See description above.

Costs for Services/Materials: $925 per participant which includes, materials and training fees.

Presenters/Consultants: Consultant with a minimum of five years teaching experience with an emphasis on Grades K-3. They will have completed an eighty-hour facilitator training and have a variety of experiences working with adult learners.

English Learners Training: Yes.

Administrators Training: Workshops designed to meet the needs of administrators (see below).

Contact: Mary Krenz, Rigby Education, P. O. Box 794, Crystal Lake, IL 60030-0794, (800) 822-8661 ext. 179; Fax (800) 747-4429.

RIGBY

Description: The Administrators' Seminar was developed to maximize the success of ELIC in districts. The seminar is held on two consecutive Fridays. It offers a concentrated interactive format focusing on expectations of the ELIC classroom, evidence of implementation in the classroom, specific strategies for increasing administrative involvement and support in a school-based setting. The dates of this seminar can be customized for districts.

Areas of Training: See description above.

Costs for Services/Materials: $375 per administrator.

Presenters/Consultants: Will have sustained administrative duties in a school district, completed an eighty-hour facilitator training and have experience working with adult learners.

English Learners Training:

Administrators Training: See above description.

Contact: Mary Krenz, Rigby Education, P.O. Box 794, Crystal Lake, IL 60030-0794, (800) 822-8661 ext. 179; Fax (800) 427-4429.

RIGBY

Description: The Early Childhood Inservice course will clarify the beliefs and extend understanding of early literacy development for the teacher of three to five year olds. This six week, two-hour course is held after school. The facilitator will provide classroom support, which may include: demonstration lessons, team teaching and the opportunity for review and reflection with each teacher.

Areas of Training: See description above.

Costs for Services/Materials: $495 per participant

Presenters/Consultants: Consultant will have a minimum of five years classroom experience with

children, ages 3-5, and will have completed a forty-hour facilitator training and have a variety of experiences working with adult learners.

English Learners Training:

Administrators Training:

Contact: Mary Krenz, Rigby Education, P.O. Box 794, Crystal Lake, IL 60030-0794, (800) 822-8661 ext. 179; Fax (800) 747-4429.

SCHOLASTIC, INC.

Description: The training available from Scholastic includes reading and discussing current research, observing and analyzing video tapes of successful practices, hands-on practice with powerful teaching techniques, learning techniques for assessing students' strengths in language arts (including analyzing

audio tapes of teachers' own students), applying that knowledge while teaching, and helping teachers do a self-analysis of their classroom and create a timeline for their next steps. In order to help teachers use their new knowledge at the application level, complex topics such as guided reading and taking and using a running record must be done in a series with time for practice scheduled in between.

Areas of Training: Phonics, phonemic awareness, spelling, read aloud, shared, guided, independent reading, writing process, balanced literacy (including the integration of fine literature, on-going assessment, teaching reading and writing skills in context), flexible grouping and tutoring strategies, sustained silent reading strategies, intervention strategies.

Costs for Services/Materials: Scholastic provides inservice training for all schools adopting Literacy Place/Solares K-6, free of charge. The full-time consultant staff will meet with site councils and/or administrators to assess individual site needs in order to customize inservice training for teachers, administrators and classified personnel on how to use Literacy Place/Solares materials to ensure success with students in their school.

Presenters/Consultants: In addition, the Scholastic Staff Development Leadership Cadre, a group of highly-qualified consultants, authors, and practitioners in the field of reading, who work with students on a regular basis, are available to work in partnership, on a contract basis, with individual school sites, or clusters to address staff development concerns. Members of the Staff Development Cadre include early literacy experts such as successful practicing classroom teachers, reading specialists, authors, bilingual teachers and mentors, special education teachers, English-as-a-Second Language experts, Reading Recovery Teacher Leaders, Reading Recovery teachers, administrators, mentor teachers in school districts, college professors, and ELIC trainers.

English Learners Training: Assessing language skills and communicative competency, the transfer of learning from L1 to L2, the value of being bilingual in our society, grouping for instruction, effective developmental ESL instruction, sheltered instruction, keeping instruction comprehensible, how to spiral ESL instruction, creating an atmosphere of equity and acceptance, using peer volunteers, talking with parents about the value of learning in L1.

Administrators Training: Special training is available for administrators, mentor teachers, and resource teachers. The training focuses on the allocation of time resources, supporting, and working in classrooms with teachers who are taking on new learning. Combine the collective resources of over 30 California-based reading/language arts consultants, authors, and staff developers with national-level consultants. Contact: Jerri Boyles, 28817 N. Raintree Lane, Saugus, CA 91350-4164, (805) 296-2792;

Bob Harris, 1043 Via La Paz, San Pedro, CA 90732, (310) 832-9639; Fax (310) 732-1084.

SCOTT FORESMAN/ADDISON-WESLEY

Description: Regional Manager and consultants will provide customized workshops to meet your district's needs, including but not limited to the following: Implementation Year: District orientation sessions; district follow-up sessions, site visits upon request. Year 2 and beyond: District and site workshops as requested, new teacher sessions and Trainer of Trainers sessions recommended, as well as an 800 number for questions regarding the program, a web site on the Internet which will feature on-going teaching tips, mini-lessons, activities, and an idea exchange among teachers. Scott Foresman/Addison-Wesley has a long and firmly established reputation for continued support and unparalleled service through the entire adoption process.

Areas of Training: Phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary development, read-alouds, shared/guided reading and writing, developing fluency, and special needs workshops customized to meet different student learning styles.

Costs for Services/Materials: There is no cost for services as long as the school or district provides our core units for specific grade levels exclusively.

Presenters/Consultants: Carolyne Robinson, Language Arts Consultant; Susan Stanley, Reading and ELD Consultant; Nancy McDonald and Denise Green, National Reading Consultants; Dr. C. Bobbi Hansen, Professor, Elementary Education, University of San Diego.

English Learners Training: Scott Foresman/Addison-Wesley is a leader in providing materials and support for Limited-English-Proficiency students. Dr. George A. Gonzalez, Professor in the School of Education in the field of bilingual education and ESL at the University of Texas Pan American, is the consultant.

Administrators Training: Step by step workshops provided for administrators to understand and support teachers and parents in the implementation of our programs.

Contact: Don Schubert, Regional Manager, Scott Foresman/Addison-Wesley, 2725 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, (415) 854-0300 ext. 2818; Fax (415) 614-2920 or representatives Bob Anastasia (909) 624-1195 and Fred Castro (714) 893-8823.

SILVER BURDETT GINN

Description: In-service to teachers who have purchased our reading program is provided at the schools. Meetings usually last two hours. Workshops are tailored to the needs of the teaching staff. Consultants all have teaching backgrounds and years of product training.

Areas of Training: Training in phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary development, read-alouds, shared/guided reading and writing.

Costs for Services/Materials: There is no charge for any of training.

Presenters/Consultants: Yvette Coleman, Erma Parisi, and Trisha Bloomfield, are consultants who have taught in the Los Angeles area and have been specialists in their schools. All have master's degrees and special training with our company.

English-Learners Training: People who have special ESL training.

Administrators Training: Yes.

Contacts: Linda DuBois, Silver Burdett Ginn, 3350 Scott Blvd., Bldg., #18, Santa Clara, CA 95054, (800) 326-4352; Fax (408) 565-9989.

SRA/MCGRAW-HILL
EARLY CHILDHOOD

Description: DLM/SRA, the early childhood division (for 15 years) has held a summer institute in Texas for teachers of 4- and 5-year-old children. Last year 3,000 teachers attended that conference. Two years ago a full institute began in Salt Lake City, Utah, and next year that institute will become the early childhood leg of the UEA Conference. All DLM workshops utilize the very best presenters available, people who really know children and teachers, and are focused on interactive strategies that allow participants to develop concepts and individualize the information to their own needs.

Areas of Training: Ideas for Setting Up and Managing Learning Centers, Is Your Assessment Developmentally Appropriate?, Building Your Own Curriculum from A to Z, How to Teach Math to Young Children Really Trying, Phonemic Awareness, The Building Blocks of Reading and Writing - Emergent Literacy, 15 (Or So) Proven Practices in the Early Childhood Classroom, and more.

Costs for Services/Materials: Fees for presenters range from (per day) $1,000 plus travel and living expenses, up to $3,500 plus travel and living expenses. Fees are dependent upon specific consultant and materials used during presentations.

Presenters/Consultants: Pan Schiller, Ph.D.; Alma Flor Ada, Ph.D.; Carol Otis Hurst; Thomas Moore, Ph.D.; John Funk, Tina Clifton, John Barrera, Patricia Phipps, Ed.D.; Sharon MacDonald, M.Ed; Mike Artel, and Jacque Wuertenberg.

English Learners Training: Custom workshops available to meet the needs of Second Language Learners.

Administrators Training: Workshops designed to meet the needs of administrators.

Contact: Carol Davis, Early Childhood and Professional Development, SRA/McGraw-Hill, 250 Old Wilson Bridge Rd., Suite 310, Worthington, OH 43085, (800) 468-5850; Fax (614) 438-6626.

SRA/MCGRAW-HILL
READING MASTERY

Description: The California Program Advisory identifies systematic, explicit phonemic awareness and phonics instruction as essential components of early literacy programs. Training will include: the overview of direct instruction techniques, discussion of phonemic awareness and phonics as they relate to early literacy, specific strategies for teaching phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, sounds, blending and vocabulary building; strategies for successfully teaching "at risk" students; teachers will leave with practical suggestions that they can utilize to ensure success with all types of learners.

Areas of Training: Phonics, phonemic awareness, reading, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, developing fluency, strategies for reading success for at risk learners.

Costs for Services/Materials: Training for schools purchasing the program is free. Training for schools, teachers, curriculum supervisors, or administrators unrelated to use of the materials would be $300 per day.

Presenters/Consultants: Trainers include teachers and former users of the program as well as authors.

English Learners Training: No.

Administrators Training: Yes.

Contact: Murrell Peddicord, Western Regional Vice President, SRA/McGraw-Hill, 1221 Farmers Lane, Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, (800) 882-2502, (707) 578-8919.

SRA/MCGRAW-HILL
OPEN COURT

Description: The California Program Advisory identifies systematic, explicit phonemic awareness and phonics instruction as essential components of early literacy programs. Training will include: the identification and definition of critical early literacy terms; discussion of phonemic awareness and phonics, their reciprocal relationship, and other related elements such as how the alphabet works and their role in the reading process and in a balanced reading program; specific suggestions for teaching phonemic awareness, introducing sounds and letters, blending, and building fluency; and connecting phonics and spelling. Teachers will leave with practical suggestions for immediate use in the classroom.

Areas of Training: Phonics, phonemic awareness, spelling developing fluency.

Costs for Services/Materials: Training for schools purchasing the program is free. Training for schools, teachers, curriculum supervisors, or administrators unrelated to use of the materials would be $300 per day.

Presenters/Consultants: Trainers include Jerry Lebo, Marsha Roit, Connie Tillman. All of the trainers would be consultants or authors who have taught the program.

English Learners Training: No.

Administrators Training: Yes.

Contact: Murrell Peddicord, Western Regional Vice President, SRA/McGraw-Hill, 1221 Farmers Lane, Suite C, Santa Rosa, CA 95405, (800) 882-2502, (707) 578-8919.

STECK-VAUGHN COMPANY

Description: Steck-Vaughn provides early literacy training to meet the needs of the specific population. The company has a team of national consultants that have been trainers for school districts around the county and have participated in state reading meetings including CRA. The consultants are totally informed as to the direction of the California State Reading Initiative and the goals of the LAUSD. The training can be designed and modified to meet the objective of the group and will include all specifications required. These are informative, upbeat, fun!

Areas of Training: Phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, vocabulary development, shared-guided teaching, writing, developing fluency, teaching to read skills, all basic skill development.

Costs for Services/Materials: Training arranged with purchase of product to support training, as inservice, as workshop before purchase, as keynote speaker.

Presenters/Consultants: Lists of consultants and their qualifications will be provided upon request.

English Learners Training: Training is available to meet the needs of special populations including but not limited to English learners. All areas of training are available from Steck-Vaughn. This area has been very popular and well-received.

Administrators Training: Can and will be provided to instruct and/or support instruction. Specific training called "True Colors" to train administrators in multicultural awareness and learning style awareness workshops, also administrative training in portfolio assessment and testing.

Contact: Andre Winters, Western Manager, (619) 792-6459; William Kanasky, LAUSD Representative, (818) 912-1711.

THE WRIGHT GROUP

Description: The Wright Group creates and publishes children's books, practical teacher resources, and conducts dynamic training workshops. They offer a variety of hands-on in-service designed for K-5 teachers, administrators, or leadership teams based on the belief that the highest-quality learning is best achieved through a balanced approach.

Areas of Training: Emergent and early fluency teaching techniques for writing and reading, in order to create a balanced reading program; independent reading, guided reading, strategies, running records of reading behavior, improving comprehension strategies, writing strategies through literature circles, journals, model writing.

Costs for Services/Materials: Program Fee: $l,950 per workshop day. Fee includes presenter's travel, lodging, meals and general expenses. Discount applies if presentations are held on consecutive days with the same presenter.

Materials Fee: Gold Package - $49 per person per workshop day (packet valued at $100);

Silver Package - $35 per person per workshop day (packet valued at $50).

Presenters/Consultants: Presenters are experienced teachers and consultants currently in classrooms and practicing the strategies taught. All have advanced degrees in education.

English Learners Training: Strategies taught are effective for language arts instruction in any language. Classroom materials for participants are available in Spanish. Please specify when contracting.

Administrators Training: . Administrator's Stand: Leadership Training for Literacy Teams Five days of training in the balanced reading program addresses the reading/writing program and assessment and evaluation of both students and instructors.

Contact: Sherry Miyazono, Los Angeles County Representative, P. O. Box 6179, Torrance, CA 90504, (310) 323-7923; Fax (310) 323-3984.


Early Literacy Training Resources Directory

Reading Organizations and Major Conferences

ACSA

San Diego, CA November 6-7, 1997
Association of California School Administrators
1517 "L" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-3216

ASCD

Baltimore, Maryland March 22-25, 1997
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
1250 North Pitt Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1453
(703) 549-9110

CABE

San Diego February 26- March 1, 1997
California Association of Bilingual Educators
660 South Figuroa Street
Suite 1040
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 532-3850

 

California Readers

P.O. Box 33225
Granada Hills, CA 91394
(213) 625-6486

CATE

Fresno, CA February 21-22, 1997
California Association of Teachers of English
P. O. Box 23833
San Diego, CA 92193-3833
(800) 303-CATE

CRA

San Diego, CA November 6-8, 1997
California Reading Association
3186 D-1 Airway
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 435-1983

CSLA

Pasadena, CA November 19-22,1997
California School Library Association
1499 Old Bayshore Hwy., Suite 143
Burlingame, CA 94010
(415) 692-2350

CSLA

Downey, CA February 26, 1997
California School Leadership Academy March 21, 1997
Los Angeles County Office of Education April 18, 1997
9300 Imperial Highway, EC 299
Downey, CA 90242
(310) 922-6291

FOCAL

Friends of Children and Literature
Children's Literature Department
Los Angeles Public Library
630 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 625-6483

ICLA

Spring Literacy Conference May 23-24,1997
Inter-Cities Literacy Association
(Site to be announced)
Gilbert G. Garcia, Ph.D., President
18277 Barroso St.
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(818) 965-0480

 

IRA

Atlanta, GA May 4-9, 1997
International Reading Association
800 Barksdale Road
P.O. Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139
(800) 336-READ ext. 216

LARA

Los Angeles Reading Association
Dianne Urias
764 West Lambert, #7
La Habra, CA 90631
(310) 690-9356

NABE

Albuquerque, NM February 4-8, 1997
National Association of Bilingual Educators
1200 "L" Street, N.W. Suite 605
Washington, D.C. 20005-4018

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY READING COUNCIL

Terry Eaton, President
21916 Germain Street
Chatsworth, CA 91311
(818) 882-1678

SCCLCYP

Southern California Council on Literature for Children & Young People
P.O. Box 5249
North Hollywood, CA 91616
(213) 625-5548

SO CAL Kdgn

Burbank, CA ,Hilton, February 28- March 1, 1997 (fully booked)
Southern California Kindergarten Conference
22715 Marlin Place Canoga Park, CA 91307
(818) 347-3441


Early Literacy Training Resources Directory

READING ORGANIZATIONS AND MAJOR CONFERENCES

Regional and National Conferences - 1997

Date

Conferences

City

Feb. 4-8

National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE)

Albuquerque, NM

Feb. 21-22

California Association of Teachers of English (CATE)

Fresno, CA

Feb. 26

California School Leadership Academy (LACOE)

Downey, CA

Feb. 26- Mar. 1

California Association of Bilingual Educators (CABE)

San Diego, CA

Feb. 28 - Mar. 1

Southern California Kindergarten Conference

Burbank, CA

Mar. 21

California School Leadership Academy (LACOE)

Downey, CA

Mar. 22-25

Assoc. for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) (Rooms only)

Baltimore, MD

April 18

California School Leadership Academy (LACOE)

Downey, CA

May 4-9

International Reading Association (IRA)

Atlanta, GA

May 23-24

Inter-Cities Literacy Association (ICLA)

(Site to be announced)

Nov. 6-7

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

San Diego, CA

Nov. 6-8

California Reading Association (CRA)

San Diego, CA

Nov. 19-22

California School Library Association (CSLA)

Pasadena, CA