Monday, October 17, 2022

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Photo of Donna McNear.

Students with complex learning styles use a variety of senses for literacy knowledge and skills. They depend on all service providers understanding their need to use a variety of learning channels to increase opportunities to learn to read and write. This session is for all of those involved in providing literacy services and supports. This session will examine three learning channels: (1) touch thinking, (2) auditory thinking, and (3) visual thinking leading to effective multimodal teaching and learning strategies to enhance student literacy, including emergent literacy. Each area will include decision-making factors, effective instructional strategies, implementation, and evaluation supports. Ideas and resources will be shared to efficiently access and create multimodal materials, tools, and technology. As we all need to have a fundamental understanding of all learning channels involved in literacy learning of students with complex learning needs. Yes, even braille.



Learning Outcomes:

As a result of this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Describe a minimum of 2 characteristics of 3 different learning channels
2. List a minimum of 2 components involved in teaching braille literacy
3. List a minimum of 2 components involved in teaching auditory literacy
4. List a minimum of 2 components involved in teaching visual literacy