2022-2023 | Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Alphabet Knowledge (Cohort 2)


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Registration open through 4/18/2023 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

Details
This professional learning meets on Wednesday, April 26th from 12:30-4:00.

Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Alphabet Knowledge

This training will focus on alphabet knowledge. Print concepts important for young children will be discussed. Characteristics of letters that may facilitate learning and the development of alphabet learning will be described. Strategies and activities that facilitate alphabet knowledge will be shared.

Facilitator

Deborah Jackson is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach (ECIC) with the Central Region Education Cooperative (CREC). She earned her Associate Degree in Human Services from the University of New Mexico, a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, and a Masters in Special Education with a focus in Early Childhood both from the University of Phoenix. She holds three New Mexico Level Three Teaching licenses in Early Childhood Education, K-12 Special Education, and Elementary Education.  Deborah has 30+ years’ experience as an early childhood teacher and/or an administrator. She has been with the FOCUS On Young Children’s Learning initiative since 2016. Her coaching expertise is in teacher support, student learning, and engagement. Currently, she is an ECIC for the districts of School of Dreams Academy, Hatch, TorC, and Arrey. Deborah is one of our Lead Facilitators for the FOCUS Professional Learning(s).

 


Dr. Mary Jimerson is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach with the Central Region Education Cooperative (CREC). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2001, her Master’s in Special Education in 2011, and her Ph.D in Special Education and Educational Psychology in 2022.

Mary began her career teaching at a private preschool while living in Minnesota. Shortly after this experience and moving to New Mexico she became interested in early childhood development and developmental trajectories of students with developmental disabilities. She has been in the fields of early childhood education and special education for over 20 years as a consultant and instructional coach. She believes every child has the ability to succeed and it is up to us to discover ways to support students and their families using evidence-based practices so our students can reach their fullest potential. She is currently an ECIC for the districts of Bernalillo and Grants and one of our Lead Facilitators for the FOCUS Professional Learning.

 



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