2022-2023 | Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Phonological Awareness (Cohort 6)

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Registration open through 2/5/2023 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)

This professional learning meets on Monday, February 13th from 8:30-11:30.

Early Literacy Strategies in Action: Phonological Awareness

This training will focus on the critical component skills of phonological awareness. The linguistic hierarchy of phonological awareness skill development will be described and a general continuum of phonological skill development in the areas of rhyming, alliteration, blending and segmenting will be discussed. Strategies and activities that facilitate the development of phonological awareness skills will be shared.


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).


Emily Renfro (BFA, M. Ed)  is an Early Childhood Instructional Coach with the Central Regional Education Cooperative (CREC). She has been in Early Childhood Education for over twenty years, working as a teacher, trainer and coach, in public, private and charter schools. Additionally she has worked with adults in a variety of settings (Inquiry Science Education Consortium for the LANL Foundation, Fine Arts for the MN Bureau of Prisons). She currently supports 17 teachers in 9 districts across the North Central Mountains in New Mexico.

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