Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Event Details

Phonological Awareness Workshop: Making a Difference in Children's Reading and Writing (May 2-3)

Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building, 110 Magnolia Circle, Nashville, TN 37203

Registration Closed


The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center and Department of Hearing & Speech Sciences will be holding a two-day workshop titled "Phonological Awareness: Making a Difference in Children's Reading and Writing" at Vanderbilt University on Thursday and Friday, May 2-3. The workshop will be held in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building (110 Magnolia Circle). Please park in the Central Garage, accessible from Dixie Place, off of 21st Avenue South. Parking tickets will be validated at the workshop. Further parking directions and registration confirmation will be e-mailed one week prior to the workshop.

This workshop is designed for professionals interested in improving children’s reading and writing achievement, including general education teachers, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, and reading specialists. Parents are welcome to attend as well.

It’s All About Language Expert Workshop Series is supported in part by a Personnel Preparation Grant to Vanderbilt University Medical Center from the United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (H325K090304).

Workshop participants are eligible to receive 1.3 ASHA CEUs for two-day participation and .65 ASHA CEUs for one-day participation. All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Cost to attend one day of the workshop is $70. Cost to attend both days of the workshop is $120. There is a reduced rate of $20 for one day and $35 for both days that is reserved for students and parents. Space is limited. The deadline to register is Tuesday, April 30.

Day One: Development of Phonological Awarenss and Classroom Instruction
Thursday, May 2 (.65 CEUs)

8:00: Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30–10:00: Phonological Awareness Essentials: Definitions and Development
10:00-10:15: Break
10:15–11:45: Do You Have Explicit Phonological Awareness?
11:45–12:00: Break
12:00-1:00: Lunch -- Small Group Discussion
1:00–1:15: Break
1:15–2:45: A Foundation of Phonological Awareness for All Children
2:45–3:00: Break
3:00-–4:00: Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom
4:00–4:15: Looking Towards Tomorrow & Workshop Evaluation

Day Two: Phonological Awareness Intervention
Friday, May 3 (.65 CEUs)

8:00: Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:30-10:00: Who's Not Making Sufficient Progress? Small Group Intervention Decisions
10:00-10:15: Break
10:15-11:45: Overview: Intensive Phonological Awareness Program
11:45-12:00: Break
12:00-1:00: Lunch -- Small Group Discussion
1:00-1:15: Break
1:15-2:45: Phonological Awareness Intervention Role Play and Practice: Effective Teaching Strategies
2:45-3:00: Break
3:00--4:00: Integrated Phonological Awareness With Decoding and Spelling
4:00-4:15: Monday Morning Accommodations & Workshop Evaluation

For more information on the conference, e-mail