Language, Learning and Literacy: Foundations of Academic Success (part 2)

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Webinar Date: Dec 10, 2008
Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
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Language influences every aspect of the curriculum, affecting the way children learn and teachers teach. This two-session course will focus on the role language plays in learning, including decoding and comprehension, vocabulary and concept knowledge, thinking and reasoning, narrative development, writing and social skills. Participants will learn techniques and
strategies for enhancing language learning in the classroom.

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Claire Wurtzel

Claire Wurtzel, MS, Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks, recently retired as the Director of Faculty Development for the Churchill School and Center in New York. Prior to this position, Ms. Wurtzel was the Director of Faculty Development for the New York City Schools Attuned initiative for All Kinds of Minds, an institute co-founded by Dr. Mel Levine and Charles Schwab to help educators work effectively with struggling learners. In her capacity as Director, she oversaw Schools Attuned courses, mentor training and facilitator training for over 400 New York City schools.