The SEE - The Sound Visual Phonics System (Coeur d'Alene)

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Coeur d'Alene School District 271

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1400 N Northwood Center Ct

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

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Please note: Registrations are processed on an individual basis. If you have a group to register, please complete one form for each individual.


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  2. Demographics Survey: Complete the questions as listed. All questions with an asterisk (*) are required.
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Early Childhood Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Pathologist, Head Start Teachers, Early Childhood Educators


The Idaho State Department of Education, Early Childhood Special Education is offering you the opportunity to participate in a Visual Phonics Workshop and virtual classroom series.

The development of phonological awareness and phonetic skills is part of the Idaho Core State Standards. These skill areas have been very challenging to address with many of our students who have language delays, English Language Learners, individuals with speech or auditory discrimination problems or who are deaf or hard of hearing because these skills are traditionally taught by using auditory input.

The See-the-Sound Visual Phonics system was introduced in 1982 by the International Communication Learning Institute (ICLI), to address this challenge. See-the-Sound Visual Phonics provides an option for teaching these skills and not require the use of any auditory input. Visual Phonics is a multi-sensory approach which uses tactile, kinestetic, visual and auditory feedback in conjunction with 52 hand cues and written symbols.

This workshop is based on the collective research works of the ICLI, deaf educators, speech language pathologist, general educators and personal experiences of the presenters who are certified Visual Phonics Trainers. Through the use of brief lectures, interactive games, video clips and audience participation, the participants will learn the foundations on which Visual Phonics is based; produce the 52 hand cues and written symbols and see techniques for integrating Visual Phonics into classroom activities.

Attendees will also participate in six (6) one-hour implementation virtual meetings November-May to support the implementation of skills learned during the training. One university credit will be offered to individuals that attend the training and all six implementation meetings.

Participants of this workshop will be expected to complete the live workshop to learn about visual phonics; the philosophy it was built on, followed by interactive hands-on practice to learn the Visual Phonics system that you can take back to your classroom to implement immediately.

Following the live workshop, participants will participate in one-hour monthly virtual classrooms to continue to build your skill set and access continued support as you implement this strategy in your classroom with fidelity. The virtual classes will start in November and continue through May, 3:30-4:30 p.m. PT and 4:30-5:30 p.m. MT.

• November 6, 2019
• December 4, 2019
• January 8, 2020
• February 5, 2020
• March 4, 2020
• April 8, 2020
• May 6, 2020

The State Department of Education is committed to assuring that professional development opportunities have a positive impact on early childhood practices. The workshop and subsequent virtual classrooms will help participants to implement Visual Phonics in their classrooms.

As a participant, you will be able to purchase a professional development credit through Boise State University. For those seeking credit there will be some follow-up activities that you will submit as you participate in the virtual classroom. If you cannot make one of the virtual classes, there will be an opportunity to make up that time, you must communicate with the instructor to make arrangements.

Individual attending this training also agree to participate in seven (7) implementation virtual calls.

Lunch will be on your own.


Clock Hours: Yes - Participants can receive CEU if they attend the one day training and each online virtual implementation calls (7 total); University Credit: Yes - Register at the Boise State website

Please keep in mind that professional development registrants are entitled to one free transcript per term (Spring, Summer, and Fall) in which credits are earned. You must submit a transcript request form to have yours sent. The transcript request form is available on the K-12 Professional Development website.

If you have any questions, please contact the Extended Studies Customer Service at (208) 426-1709 or email

To learn about other credit opportunities available through Boise State, please visit the K-12 Professional Development website.

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Coeur d'Alene School District 271

Training Conference Room

1400 N Northwood Center Ct

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

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