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Creating Neural Pathways for Literacy (Online)

Event Description

Reading is not a natural process, and some children struggle more than others. The field of neuroscience has used brain imaging to help us understand what happens as children learn to read, and this information can help teachers better prepare children for later reading success. In this class, we will explore how to activate the necessary region of the brain that is required for reading and review the types of practices that are beneficial to children. Specifically, you’ll explore how the neural pathways for reading are constructed, the role of phonics and handwriting in reading instruction, why neuroscience supports phonics over whole language, the role of vocabulary in reading, and practical strategies for the preschool classroom that support these research findings.

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Session Being Hosted At:
Online - Online Online Online Hamilton (directions)


Jenni Jacobs

Event Information

Contact Hours 2.50
Training approved for OA-L1
Registration deadline Jul 14, 2020
Number of open seats 73
Event Owner The Learning Professor
Sponsor Phone 513505-5117

Topic Areas

Target Audience Classroom Staff / Teacher,Family Child Care
Age Groups related to content Preschoolers
Core Knowledge Area N/A
Child Development Associate Area To advance physical and intellectual competence
Early Learning and Development Standards Language and Literacy Development
Assessment Type None



Participants will be able to describe how the neural pathways in the brain that facilitate reading develop and analyze whether activities support or hinder the creation of these pathways. 

Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
Area: Child Growth and Development
Subgroup: Developmental Process
Competency: 3.1 Analyzes how basic concepts and theories of child development and learning can inform planning of environments and activities.

Participants will be able to plan and desribe classroom activities and experiences that (1) promote vocabulary and (2) activate the letterbox region of the brain. 

Core Knowledge Document: Ohio's Early Childhood Core Knowledge and Competencies *REVISED*
Area: Learning Environments and Experiences
Subgroup: Learning Experiences
Competency: 1.3 Lists ways to engage children in activities that support language development and early literacy.

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