International Dyslexia Association - Writing and Morphology with William Van Cleave
Starting 7/25/2019 at 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Event Groups:
• Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities - OCECD Events
This summer we welcome back Mr. William Van Cleave for 3 days of professional development workshops.

July 23-24, 2019, From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills
July 25, 2019,  Word Smarts! Building Student Vocabulary Through Morphology
You can purchase the two-day only workshop, the one-day only workshop, or a combo ticket at a discounted price for both events on all the three days.

Program Description:

From Words to Works: Developing Writing Skills:  In this hands-on, interactive workshop, Van Cleave first introduces the cognitive demands involved in the writing process, with an emphasis on the motor component. Next, he looks at engaging students in sentence-level work, both for writing and reading comprehension. Participants learn about the components of a good lesson and strategies for developing sentence sense in student writers.

They examine parts of speech as a method of understanding the way words interact with each other and sentence parts as building blocks for creating different kinds of sentences.  Participants then learn a structured, sequential approach to teaching the basic and expanded paragraph, including idea generation, categorization, and writing topic, supporting, and concluding sentences as well as transitions. Finally, they look at how this foundational paragraph work transitions into genre writing, with an emphasis on opinion/argument and informational text writing. They work with gradual release instruction and teacher modeling of the writing process.

At all levels, they participate in engaging, interactive practice with the elements introduced and model the strategies suggested. They depart this workshop armed with tools they can use immediately in their classrooms!

Word Smarts! Building Student Vocabulary Through Morphology:  An understanding of morphology, or the meaning parts that comprise words, is invaluable for developing students’ vocabulary and word attack skills. It also makes for a fascinating study! In this interactive, hands-on workshop, Van Cleave first provides a framework for thinking about vocabulary instruction in general, including both research and best practices.

He helps teachers develop an understanding of good vocabulary instruction through discussion and modeling. Then, he delves into a study of meaning parts, with particular attention to deep, meaningful word study. He helps participants explore the origins of our language and characteristics of the major languages of influence, an introduction to morphemic awareness, and then a study of hands-on teaching strategies.

Participants examine the components of an effective morphology lesson, practice with each concept, and leave with strategies they can use with their students the very next day!

Prerequisite:  None.

Completion:  Graduate credit is available through Notre Dame College of Ohio upon completion of each workshop.  

One (1) Graduate credit for the 2-day writing, $260
One (1) graduate credit for 1-day morphology, $260
Contact Morgan Amend at mamend@ndc.edu or 330-807-3717 for more information.

Fine Print:  Registration is processed on a first-come first-served paid payment basis.  Class size is limited. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Early registration is suggested as space is limited.  It is recommended to purchase the corresponding book materials (sold separately), but not required.  Check-in time is 8:00 - 8:30am.   Lunch is a 1-hour break on your own.

Cancellation policy: In the event that you need to cancel, you must contact us in writing at nobidainfo@gmail.com. Cancellation requests must identify the registrant's name, workshop name, email address, and amount paid. There is a $25 cancellation fee. No shows will be billed at cost.  

Contact NOBIDA at nobidainfo@gmail.com for any registration questions.

We look forward to hosting you at our event!


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