2022-2023 | Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Oral Language (Cohort 12)

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Registration open through 1/19/2023 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

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This professional learning meets on Friday, January 27th, 2023 from 8:30-11:30.

Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Oral Language

This training will focus on oral language and vocabulary acquisition. Research on the powerful connection between literacy, language and learning will be discussed. The structural components and stages of oral language will be described. Strategies that facilitate oral language development in young children will be shared.

Facilitator

Dr. Cynthia Gomez is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach serving the districts of Los Alamos, Zuni, Roswell, Magdalena, and North Valley Academy Charter.  She earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education in 1997 and her Master's in Educational Management and Development with a focus on Reading in 2003. She also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Educational Learning and Technology from New Mexico State University (NMSU). She earned an ESL endorsement from Eastern New Mexico University, in 2004, and has an undergraduate minor in English, graduate minor in Reading, and a graduate minor in Educational Learning Technologies.

Cynthia has 23 years' experience in education, 8 of which were in teaching K-3 classrooms, 14 as an assistant principal/coordinator, and 1 as a facilitator with Head Start.


Jennifer Marez has over 20 years of experience as an educator in Pre-school, Kindergarten, and 1st grade.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University and a New Mexico and Texas license in Early Childhood Education and a K-8 Elementary License.  She also has a TESOL and ESL license with a great deal of experience working with ELL students.  She is currently the Early Childhood Instructional Coach for 5 districts where she has found the opportunity to share her love and passion of teaching and learning with her teachers. 



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