The Office of Magnet Programs under the direction of Dr. Melvin Hollins is hosting a professional development workshop welcoming trainer and instructor Dr. Laura Saylor, co author of Powerful Literacy in the Montessori Classroom. Her topic of discussion will include the following: The Science of Reading in the Montessori Classroom. The Workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Instructional Resource Center Foster Drive.


Science of Reading Frameworks and Explicit and Multi-Sensory Strategies


Teaching reading successfully requires deep knowledge of the reading process and development, as well as the implementation of impactful reading instruction and differentiation. 


This professional development workshop aligns Montessori didactic materials and pedagogy with current research on reading development. Participants will learn how the Montessori method is aligned with the Science of Reading in that they are both scientifically based and contain methods that follow a logical, systematic, and explicit progression of teaching and learning. 


This Workshop Will Feature:

  • Overview of the alignment of the Montessori curriculum to the Science of Reading.

  • Description of how Montessori materials can build reading skills, background knowledge, and vocabulary across disciplines.

  • Guidance of how to balance state requirements and standards.

  • Demonstrations and practice with strategies, materials, and examples.

  • Support crafting individual professional development plans with peer-to-peer coaching.


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Registration Fee: $32
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