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Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

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General Conference PDF Agenda
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Friday, June 14 • 10:45am - 2:45pm
LETRS Foundations - An Introduction to Language and Literacy: DAY 2

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LETRS Foundations is a teacher's first step in gaining essential knowledge about effective teaching of reading. Foundations introduces educators to the concepts and practices supported by reading science. Crafted for the adult learner, this session addresses the differences between good and poor readers; aspects of language that are important for literacy; the components of effective instruction; principles of systematic, explicit instruction in each component; and instructional activities that can support the implementation of universal core instruction as well as interventions. LETRS Foundations is full of engaging activities, exercises for practice and review, and explicit connections to the classroom.

*Participants are required to attend the full Day 1 and Day 2 training.  

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Mary Beilke

Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Mary Beilke is a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education.  She supports Title 1 programs and school improvement.  Mary is a former elementary administrator and AEA consultant supporting literacy, MTSS and school improvement.  Mary has 13 years as an elementary teacher... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm CDT
  Literacy, K-12
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning