For interested schools and school boards, Evoke Learning is pleased to offer a one-day certification webinar for a minimum of six participants. The program is designed 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. 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.
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.