Webinar: Teaching Morphological Awareness: Why, When, and How
February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
TEACHING MORPHOLOGICAL AWARENESS: WHY, WHEN, AND HOW
Knowledge of morphology helps students spell, read, and comprehend new words. Common Core Standards include the teaching of morphology from kindergarten through high school. Information on when and how to teach morphology will be presented. Throughout the presentation various multisensory techniques, activities, and mnemonic devices are shared that teachers can use with their students.
Speaker: Karen Leopold
Karen Leopold, MS Ed, an Accredited Training Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE), and International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Certified Dyslexia Specialist, holds four New York State teaching certifications: General Education N-6, English 7-12, Reading, and Special Education. She has taught in one-on-one and in group settings, and worked as the Multisensory Language Consultant for several private and public schools and districts. She served as the Director of the Kildonan Teacher Training Institute and as the Director of Language Training at Camp Dunnabeck in New York. Karen has provided extensive teacher training, conducted workshops, and presented at many conferences in the United States and Canada. She has published The Student Notebook I (Basic), and II (Advanced), which is geared toward the dyslexic student, and is coauthor of the Learning Cursive workbooks, Learning Print, and Conquering Spelling Demons I and II. She is Past-President of the IDA’s Rocky Mountain Branch (RMB) and served on the AOGPE’s Board of Directors. Currently, she is the Pacific Regional Representative to IDA’s Branch Council, Treasure of the IDA-RMB, and is a member of the Colorado Department of Education ‘s Dyslexia Working Group. Karen is passionate about educating teachers and tutor’s so they can provide the best literacy instruction possible for all students, especially students with dyslexia.