In response to growing demand, Evoke is pleased to offer our WISE READING® Remediation Program workshop to educators, online, providing efficient, cost-effective program accessibility to professionals across Canada and internationally.
Evoke Learning is offering a one-day certification webinar for classroom and resource teachers, speech-language pathologists, special education teachers and other educators who are assisting struggling readers in French immersion. Delivered in English, the program can be used in French immersion, dual-track, and English schools. The program can be delivered in a withdrawal format or within the classroom, in a small group setting, while other students are independently working during literacy time.
Upon completion of the webinar, participants are certified to deliver the WISE READING® Remediation Program within their own school. An additional license is available to deliver the program in private practice. The WISE READING® Remediation Program is not designed to be delivered as a whole classroom lesson plan, but is rather offered to students one-to-one or in small groups, two to three times a week or intensively over a month. Once trained in delivering the program, there are a variety of creative ways for educators to implement the program inside and outside the classroom.
The WISE READING® Remediation Program, based on the doctoral research of Nancy Wise and offered by Evoke Learning, delivers phonological and phonemic awareness training for struggling French immersion readers ages 5–7. The 18 hours intensive reading remediation program has been successfully tested by Dr. Nancy Wise, with French immersion learners, since 2008. The research included students from diverse linguistic backgrounds.
Evidence-based research highlights that:
Early-reading acquisition research proves that phonological awareness is critical for teaching students in kindergarten through Grade 2 how to read successfully (Wise & Chen 2009, 2010, and 2015). As many as 31 percent of the children who enter kindergarten with attention deficit or hyperactivity disorders will have difficulty learning to read. Initial problems in reading usually do not go away without intensive intervention and individualized tutoring. By 9th grade, over 50 percent of students with attention deficit or hyperactivity disorders will have developed moderate to severe reading delays or other reading problems (Shaywitz, Fletcher, & Shaywitz, 1994; 1995). Early monitoring and early support for these students is critical if they are to progress with their age peers.
Educators using this remediation program will receive a full day of training in English that includes:
This French Immersion Reading Remediation Program Is the First of Its Kind
Based on doctoral research conducted in the early French Immersion context by OISE/University of Toronto Principal Investigator Nancy Wise, our remediation program is the first of its kind to target French immersion students who are exhibiting early signs of difficulty acquiring reading skills. Not only have the immersion studies clearly demonstrated the effectiveness of the remediation program to facilitate reading acquisition in both French and English, but reading gains have also been shown to last well beyond the completion of the program, and improvements in reading achievement were sustained over time.
“A study completed by Corinne Haigh & her research team shows that FI students who have problems learning to read in French, their 2nd language, would experience the same difficulties with reading acquisition in an English-only program.”
The first study to establish a link between English phonological awareness instruction and French reading achievement for at-risk readers from varied language backgrounds in the French immersion context.” (PDF file)
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