2022-2023 | Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Oral Language (Cohort 11)

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Registration open through 1/12/2023 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

This professional learning meets on Friday, January 20th, 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.


Denise Calcanis is and Early Childhood Instructional Coach with the CREC serving Lovington, Ruidoso, and Roswell teachers. Denise earned her bachelor’s degree in Special Education with a minor in Reading. She also holds a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Reading and Literacy from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. She has 7 years experience as a Special Education teacher in both elementary and secondary school and 6 years of experience teaching in a NM PreK classroom. 


Ginger Towle is the Instructional Coaching Coordinator for the Early Childhood Instructional Coaching team. She has over 30 years of experience in education, holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University, and is endorsed in TESOL. Ginger has worked as a preschool teacher, special education teacher, an elementary teacher, and for over 4 years as and Early Childhood Instructional Coach.

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