I-LABS in the Classroom: Module 17: Development of Literacy

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All children deserve the best start in life and new scientific discoveries deepen our understanding of how to create the best environments for children. The team at I-LABS creates new and effective ways to bridge the gap between the science and the practice of learning by disseminating the latest science of child development. Our team shares the latest scientific discoveries in relevant and actionable ways with those who can best put it into practice: early learning professionals, parents, and policymakers. Partners use cutting-edge research to create evidence-based policies, practices, and programs that grow the next generation of lifelong learners.

This hour long class covers the following points:

  • Literacy is an important part of daily life. It helps empower a child’s educational, societal, and civic development.
  • The best curricula for teaching children how to read include explicit instruction in phonological awareness. Explicit classroom instruction is a key part that builds on a strong foundation of phonological awareness.
  • Some children have difficulty learning to read. Research tells us that it is important to identify struggling readers early on, and to provide them with extra support before they fall behind their peers.
  • Early intervention helps struggling children build foundational skills and improve their reading ability. Effective programs encompass the school, home, and community.

Length (hours)






Audience Description

Caregivers, licensed, unlicensed, relative and fictive kin

Dates and Locations

December 7, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Kebbie Green, Continuing Education Coordinator / Trainer, Adoptive Parent, Foster Parent, University of Washington Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Spokane DCYF Office 1313 N Atlantic St STE 2000 Spokane WA 99201, Southwest Conference Room Map




Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early, for the first day of classes 

Saturdays,  Sundays AND ALL Evening Classes: feel free to park in the parking garage, go to second floor of the parking garage, then walk across the sky-bridge to the glass door. This is a secured building and this door is LOCKED, but we will begin letting people in 15 minutes before class is set to begin! (knock and we can hear you too!) NO VISITOR pass is needed on weekends/nights!

✔ There is NO CHILDCARE provided for this training, and children under the age of 18 are not able to attend due to the sensitive nature of the training.

✔ Plan on a lunch break (1hr) after the first 3 hour session each training day.  If you leave for lunch, you can arrive back 10 minutes before class is set to begin and we will let you in at the second story entrance (glass door).  If you bring a sack lunch, there is a break room, with a  microwave, sink, etc, for your use.


Registration is required to attend this class.  For special accommodations and/or ESL/ASL please contact the child welfare trainer for this class.

* Certificates of completion are provided at the end of class after Field Experience is completed.

Do Not bring children/youth with you to this class NO childcare is provided.  You may bring coffee, tea, water and snacks with you to this class.  Please dress in layers as each training location has differing temperatures.

Registration is required. Need help? Call 1-866-577-1915 or email  help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Please include your name, phone number or email, and the course title in your request for assistance.

Inscribirse para asistir a la clase es necesario.Si necesita ayuda favor de llamar al 1-866-577-1915 o mandar un correo electrónico a help@acwe.on.spiceworks.com.  Por favor incluya su nombre, número de teléfono o dirección de su correo electrónico y agregue el nombre de la clase por la que está solicitando ayuda.

We look forward to your attendance at this informative training.  The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence is excited to have your participation in our trainings/workshops.

September 27, 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Penny Michel, MSW, Child Welfare Trainer, Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence
Webinar Online course Webinar WA 98101

Fostering Together Zoom Support Group

Hosted by:

Leeann Marshel, MSW

Fostering Together

Region 5 & 6 Program Supervisor

C 360-909-0421



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