The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

  • Reading and Language Skills
The Language of Instruction for Powerful Learning: Topics and Techniques for Teachers

Dates: Four Thursdays, November 9, 16, 30, December 7
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET
Instructor: Lydia H. Soifer, PhD 
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators
Grades: PK - 8 
*SoR Connection
Price: $600

Why this course:

Language skills are the foundation for academic and social success and can be strengthened across grade levels and content areas. Language-rich lessons and explicit practices promote receptive and expressive language in every educational setting and are essential for children with language and reading difficulties. Understanding the ways in which the domains of language and the progression of language development support learning are key to making instructional language constructive, efficient, and powerful. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the key pillars and developmental markers of language as they pertain to reading 

  • Understand the role of executive functioning, working memory, and other cognitive skills in language development 

  • Develop effective instructional language techniques to support reading and writing skill development 

  • Identify signs of language difficulties that can impact student learning 

  • Gain instructional practices to remediate language challenges and promote robust classroom discourse 

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