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Virtual PD - WELLS3 Working with English Language Learners and Dyslexia
Day 1 of 2 Day Training

Training will be held virtually and will be presented by Valley Speech. Training will not be recorded.  All participants must attend virtual training at Region 8 ESC.

WELLS: Working With English Language Learners

The WELLS program is a transition to English program. It can help teachers, dyslexia specialists, special educators and speech and language therapists to provide a systematic and explicit approach for teaching English language and literacy skills to Spanish-speaking English language learners. The program addresses an evidence-based approach to literacy by including the 5 components of literacy.
1. Phonological Awareness
These lessons are designed to address the 22 new sounds of English which are particularly helpful for Spanish-speaking ELs
 2. Phonics
Lessons are designed to address the cross-linguistic transfer points between Spanish and English.
3. Fluency
Reading fluency activities are included for Spanish-speaking ELs. Each reading fluency practice begins with a warm-up for reading words, phrases, and sentences. The components of language are woven into the reading fluency lessons.
4. Vocabulary
Vocabulary activities are provided and include words which are similar in English and Spanish. The lessons are designed around thematic units which make it easier for students to learn words.
5. Comprehension
Students have the opportunity to use the WOW program for increasing word and world knowledge, as well as oral language and comprehension skills.

If you need ALTA hours, please click this link and log into your ALTA account to submit your request.  Per ALTA, “applications must be received 3 weeks prior to the event; CEU hours will only be approved in advance.”

Important Session Information:

Although this is a Virtual Training led by Dr. Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, all participants MUST attend training at Region 8 the day of training.  Region 8 ESC will supply all Region 8 District participants with a WELLS-3 training kit. 

Training dates: 

Day 1 - August 28, 2024

Day 2 - August 29, 2024

If you wish to purchase an additional kit or if you are outside of Region 8 please contact Valley Speech to purchase material; or (956) 504-2200 if you need to purchase.  

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, August 23, 2024

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(6) CPE
(6) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
$1,200.00 (Login to See CO-OP Pricing)
Contact Person:
Rubi Garcia
Deyanira Torres
Johnnie Freeman
Date Time Location
8/28/2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Region 08 ESC - 118 - Camp
4845 US Highway 271 N, Pittsburg, 75686
Region 8 Education Service Center | 4845 US Highway 271 N | Pittsburg TX 75686 | 903-572-8551 | Map/Directions

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