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Join ​educators ​in ​one ​of ​three ​options ​for ​lively ​workshops ​that ​enable ​you ​to ​teach ​students ​how ​to ​read ​and ​spell ​using ​critical ​thinking ​skills, ​while ​developing ​a ​lifelong ​understanding ​of ​how ​the ​English ​spelling ​system ​works. ​This ​SWI ​approach ​eliminates ​rote ​memorization ​and ​explores ​a ​linguistic ​understanding ​of ​spelling ​that ​is ​all ​but ​absent ​from ​typical ​teacher ​training ​and ​resources.

Peter ​Bowers, ​PhD, ​shares ​this ​engaging ​approach ​by ​using ​inquiry-led ​classroom ​activities ​to ​clearly ​demonstrate ​how ​English ​spelling ​is ​actually ​a ​well-ordered ​system ​that ​makes ​sense.

This ​approach ​emphasizes ​the ​use ​of ​scientific ​investigation ​and ​critical ​thinking. ​We ​will ​delve ​into ​and ​investigate ​the ​English ​spelling ​system ​by ​using ​linguistic ​tools ​including ​morphological ​word ​sums, ​matrixes, ​grapheme-phoneme ​diagrams, ​and ​flowcharts.

Rebecca ​Loveless, ​will ​present ​throughout ​the ​five ​days ​bringing ​practical ​examples ​from ​Nueva ​classrooms ​to ​the ​Institute, ​and ​additional ​Nueva ​teachers ​will ​also ​lead ​sessions. ​ ​Details ​on ​specific ​Nueva ​teacher ​presenters ​to ​come.

Three ​Institute ​Options
Two-day ​Introductory ​Workshop: ​Mon-Tues, ​June ​17-June ​18 ​($500)
Three-day ​Advanced ​Workshop: ​Wed-Fri, ​June ​19-June ​21 ​($750)
Full ​five-day ​Workshop: ​Mon-Fri, ​June ​17-June ​21 ​($1,150), ​for ​both ​novice ​or ​experienced ​participants.
All ​sessions ​are ​from ​9:30 ​am-3:30 ​pm.

"What ​I ​love ​about ​Pete's ​workshops ​is ​that ​he ​takes ​a ​room ​full ​of ​teachers ​and ​turns ​them ​into ​learners." ​--Jonathan ​Twigg, ​Primary ​School ​Assistant ​Principal ​- ​PYP ​Coordinator ​at ​the ​International ​School ​of ​Lausanne

For ​an ​in-depth ​description ​of ​the ​SWI ​Institutes, ​and ​specific ​information ​about ​the ​upcoming ​one ​in ​June, ​please ​visit:

For ​more ​on ​the ​learning ​inspired ​by ​Pete’s ​workshops, ​please ​visit: ​
http://bit.ly/2Fuw3BB ​for ​a ​WordWorks ​newsletter. ​That ​same ​link ​brings ​you ​to ​a ​video ​of ​an ​excellent ​webinar ​on ​Structured ​Word ​Inquiry. ​

Nueva ​leading ​the ​way ​on ​early ​SWI ​instruction:
Click ​here: ​http://www.realspellers.org/resources/wordworks-newsletters/1390-ww-newsletter-95-swi-in-the-early-years ​for ​a ​recent ​WordWorks ​Newsletter ​that ​highlights ​examples ​of ​pre-school ​to ​grade ​2 ​SWI ​instruction ​at ​Nueva ​and ​how ​that ​work ​relates ​to ​the ​current ​research. ​
Review ​Structured ​Word ​Inquiry ​- ​Research ​and ​Practice:
Click ​here: ​http://files.realspellers.org/PetesFolder/flyers/One_Pager_for_ONBIDA_2018.pdf ​for ​a ​two-page ​document ​with ​a ​brief ​introduction ​to ​the ​research ​and ​practice ​of ​SWI ​by ​Dr. ​Bowers.

Dr ​Bowers ​talks ​more ​about ​structured ​word ​inquiry ​here: ​

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