With a passion for literacy, early learners, and the educators who serve them, Dr. Terrie Noland, CALP and Learning Ally's V.P. of Educator Initiatives, will present at the 2021 Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children, Annual Early Childhood conference. This year, the MIAEYC virtual conference is April 29th to May 1st.
Dr. Noland's presentation titled, "Prevent Academic Failure Through Quality Early Literacy Instruction," will empower early childhood educators to create dynamic learning environments using quality structured literacy approaches with explicit and implicit reading instruction in unison with appropriate interventions to reinforce vital reading skills in comprehension, fluency and decoding. Dr. Noland ties her presentations together using the best pedagogical practices in early literacy, evidence-based reading practices, brain-based learning, and social and emotional learning.
A lifelong educator and motivational leader, Terrie Noland has led the charge for "literacy for all" for more than 25 years. First as a teacher and administrator in U.S. education, and now working for the Learning Ally nonprofit organization to engage educators with new skills and knowledge. She has developed educational content for academia and professional learning courses for educators of all levels. In her daily activities, Terrie works with educators to become literacy leaders in their classrooms, schools, districts, and communities. She says, “As more educators become literacy champions, they are ensuring that more children who struggle to read, especially those with reading deficits, like dyslexia, are identified and accommodated as early as possible.”
In addition to the MIAEYC conference, educators will want to learn about and register for Learning Ally's Spotlight on Dyslexia virtual conference on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 9:00 am to 5.00 p.m. Central Time. This year’s event brings together leading experts in the fields of dyslexia, literacy and neuroscience to share new research, strategies, and insights for identifying and supporting students who struggle with reading. Participants can earn up to 12 continuing education certifications by participating live or on-demand through December 1, 2021.
Follow Dr. Terrie Noland’s education podcasts on Spotify and posts on Twitter @terrienoland.
Read her articles, like this one on reading automaticity, on the Learning Ally blog.