The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

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

Instructor: Lydia H. Soifer, PhD
Dates: Tuesday, October 18, 25, Nov. 1, 2022, 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Fee: $625

All teaching involves talking. Not all talking is teaching. The content of this course is what all educators need to know about the impact of language on student learning. From understanding the role of oral language in literacy development, including decoding, comprehension, and spelling, to questioning techniques, executive function and memory strategies, teachers will acquire the valuable skills to answer, “Who is this child?” Participants will leave with specific language techniques to use in the moment and learn how to implement them in any educational setting in grades K – 8, in order to be every child’s best teacher.

This course is offered for one graduate credit. There are additional hours, assignments, and fees. Note: This class was updated from Classroom Language Dynamics: The Language of Learning and Literacy.

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