We had amazing presenters this year such as our first lady Abigail Cox and Brittney Cummins from the Governor’s Early Childhood Commission. Topics included outdoor classrooms, literacy, personalized competency learning, social studies, math, resources for families, behavior tips, and more.
Preschool English Language Arts Resources
Deepen your understanding in the English Language Arts standards by reading research on developmentally appropriate practice.This module will include ideas of how you can implement these standards into your daily lessons, and allows you to learn at your own pace.
Find strategies and activities that you can use in the classroom that tie directly to the Early learning Preschool core standards.
Learning to read in an alphabetic language such as English is a complex task and, for most children, requires explicit teaching. In particular, an extensive body of research has demonstrated that, in the initial stages of learning to read, children benefit from systematic teaching about the connections between letters and sounds, known as phonics.
The National Center on Improving LIteracy's Mission: To increase access to, and use of, evidence-based approaches to screen, identify, and teach students with literacy-related disabilities, including dyslexia.To build individual and organizational capacity to assess students’ literacy-related skill, identify students with disabilities or those at risk of disabilities, and fully implement evidence-based literacy programs and professional development.
Utah's Pre-kindergarten Entry and Exit Profile (PEEP) is intended to inform various stakeholders, such as parents, teachers, and leadership, on the academic and essential for entering and exiting pre-kindergarten students. This sit has the manuals, training on administering the PEEP, and reports.
ReadingRockets.org provides free resources about teaching children to read and helping kids who struggle. You’ll find a hundreds of articles on teaching reading, classroom strategies, in-classroom video, parent tips in 11 languages, video interviews with top children’s book authors, a daily news service, and much more.
The VPK Learning Center Activities included with this guide are aligned with the Language, Communication and Emergent Literacy Domain within the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards for Four-Year-Olds (2011). These standards and associated benchmarks were themselves developed based on the best available research evidence about the important skills that preschool children should know and be able to demonstrate to be ready for kindergarten by the end of the preschool period.
The Dyslexia Handbook offers guidance, resources, and appropriate supports and interventions for readers with dyslexia. It is also a communication tool for educators and parents to work together. Our hope is that both educators and parents will use the ideas and techniques in the handbook as a team. It is vitally important that struggling readers not give up on themselves; it is just as important that we as educators and parents assist and empower students with dyslexia to enter the world of reading feeling empowered and prepared for their future.