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S.P.I.R.E. Comprehensive 2-Day Workshop - St. Louis, MO

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Kirk Day School

12928 Ladue Road

St Louis, MO 63141

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Hands-on, two-day S.P.I.R.E. reading intervention workshop to reach struggling readers, students with dyslexia, and nonreaders!

This workshop is sponsored by your local EPS Sales Rep, Rich Coleman.

About the Workshop

Attend our in-depth, two-day S.P.I.R.E® workshop to learn how to reach students with language-based learning disabilities and dyslexia.

This intensive two-day workshop provides specific hands-on strategies for multisensory teaching, utilizing S.P.I.R.E.’s explicit 10-Step lesson plan and its unique scope and sequence. The workshop will focus on correct sound/symbol relationships, specific strategies for multisensory teaching, and how to develop a sound foundation for struggling readers, students with dyslexia, and nonreaders. The trainer, BJ Wiemer, will model and have participants practice with instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, spelling, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and assessment. We will explore spelling and written language, the characteristics of at-risk learners, and current reading research. Participants will leave with new teaching strategies and a clear understanding of the S.P.I.R.E. program.

In this workshop, you will learn about:

  • Hands-on practice with in-depth multi-sensory teaching strategies in the S.P.I.R.E. program

  • Providing the structure, content, and differentiation opportunities that lead to reading success

  • Reinforcing concepts for mastery through a spiraling curriculum

  • Understanding of sound production, syllable division, and word marking

  • Assessment and progress monitoring to facilitate dramatic improvement in reading proficiency

  • Current reading research, including characteristics of students with reading difficulties and dyslexia

  • Placing students at the appropriate instructional level

  • Differences with iSPIRE, the digital version of S.P.I.R.E.


S.P.I.R.E.®, along with its digital version iSPIRE, is an Orton-Gillingham based reading intervention program designed to help your struggling learners, students with dyslexia, and nonreaders build reading success through an intensive, structured, and spiraling curriculum.

Now available with three flexible options for implementation!

SPIRE 3 Easy Implementation Formats

Trainer: BJ Weimer

What is included:

Cost of attendance is $389 per person, and includes one each of the following S.P.I.R.E. Level 1 materials:
• Teacher Guide • Blackline Master
• Student Reader • Student Workbook
• Small Phonogram Cards Level 1-5 • Level 1 Word Cards • Student Manipulative Kit (Magnetic Board & Letters & • Sound Circles & Syllable Rectangles)

Continental breakfast and refreshments also included. Lunch is on your own.

Who should attend?

This workshop is valuable for professionals involved in the education of children with reading disabilities, including:

  • Administrators

  • Special Educators

  • Intervention Teachers and Specialists

  • Literacy Coaches, Specialists, and Coordinators

  • Reading Teachers, Coaches and Specialists

  • Response to Intervention Coordinators

  • Staff Development Personnel

  • Classroom Aids and Advocates

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St Louis, MO 63141

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