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Visual Phonics: An Essential Strategy for Literacy

Visual Phonics is a multisensory strategy that aligns with brain-based learning & teaching. It has proven to be an effective method for acquisition of phonological & phonemic awareness and phonics skills - foundational literacy skills that are necessary for success in reading, spelling & writing. The Visual Phonics strategy can be used in General Education classrooms, preschool settings, elementary & secondary Special Education programs, ELL programs, speech & language programs, classrooms and itinerant services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing, and adult literacy programs. Visual Phonics is also an effective tool for helping students with speech disorders to develop/modify speech sound production, beginning as early as age 2. Since the Visual Phonics system is based on the sounds of English, teacher and student use of Visual Phonics hand shapes (which emulate how sounds are produced in the mouth) provides visual & kinesthetic inputs in the process of mapping sound-to-print . . . a critical skill for literacy development and proficiency. Application related to MTSS and Common Core State Standards will be also be addressed.

This course is appropriate for Paraeducator recertification; it is recommended that teacher/para teams attend together or the Visual Phonics strategy is used in the school.

Instructor: Dave Krupke
Session Number: 7504
Dates & Times:
3/10/18, 4/28/18 @ 8-4:30
Location: Mississippi Bend AEA, Bettendorf

$170 1 Drake EDMA grad credit
$90 1 Relicensure credit
$90 Audit/no credit
$10 additional fee for CEUs (Must register for audit or credit AND CEUs if you need CEUs); please check with your licensing agency to verify the appropriateness of course/workshop content. A CEU certificate will be provided after the completion of the course/workshop.

Registration closes 3/5/18.

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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