Bringing the Science of Reading
into the P-2 Classroom

Friday, October 22, 2021

Conference Registration now closed
 Receipts for conferences will be distributed electronically from NSTU Central office starting the week following the conference.
They will be emailed to the address provided during registration.

October Conferences will be 100% virtual this year.

Every year, Professional Associations begin planning for their October Conference very early in the New Year. The decision to hold virtual conferences was made in the spring of 2021 based on COVID protocol information available at that time.


(subject to minor changes):

9:00-10:15:  pre-recorded session - first Module of Teaching Every Reader:  The Big Picture (A Summary of the Science of Reading)
10:15-10:30:  nutrition break
10:30-1:00:  live virtual presentation, including 15-minute nutrition break and breaks for discussion questions (The Big 5 and The Science of Reading)
1:00-2:00:  lunch and AGM
2:00-3:30:  pre-recorded session - last Module of Teaching Every Reader:  Putting it All Together


NSTU member $75.00
Substitute / Retiree / Pres-Service Teacher $50.00

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 13 E. IV.: receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.


Nicole Corkum (surnames ending A-L); Leanne Lowther (surnames ending M-Z)

Bringing the Science of Reading into the P-2 Classroom

DESCRIPTION:  The "Science of Reading" feels like the latest buzzword. Is it just a fad? Can you trust it? And if you CAN trust it, how does it apply to teaching reading in P-2? In this day-long workshop you will:

  • Gain a solid understanding of the Science of Reading
  • Learn why phonemic awareness is key for beginning and struggling readers
  • Learn how to create powerful phonics lessons that meet the needs of all your learners
  • Discover why the traditional method of teaching sight words isn't effective .. and what to do instead
  • Learn what research tells us about teaching reading comprehension in the early elementary grades
  • Get practical tools for teaching vocabulary in P-2
  • Fill your toolbox with an incredible collection of high quality printable resources ... at no extra cost! 

PLEASE NOTE THAT, due to differences in time zones, this day-long presentation will be a combination of live, virtual presentation and access to 2 pre-recorded Modules of Anna's Teaching Every Reader Course.  Participants will have access to these 2 Modules for 2 weeks following Conference Day, and will be offered purchase of the remaining Modules at a reduced cost.  Participants are encouraged to view this Conference in groups, as there will be discussion questions during the day.

Anna Geiger, M.Ed.

Anna Geiger, M.Ed., has classroom experience from first through fifth grade. After earning her Master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction, she began caring for her children at home. Now Anna serves educators through her website, The Measured Mom, where she shares hands-on lessons, thoughtful articles, and printable resources. Anna also delivers printables and other resources to members of The Measured Mom Plus. She is the host of the podcast, Triple R Teaching, and is the co-creator of two online courses: Teaching Every Reader and Teaching Every Writer.

CONFERENCE FULL - Registration Closed

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