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The Systematic & Explicit Teaching of the Foundational Skills Standards: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern

Event Description

Systematic and Explicit Teaching of the Foundational Skills Standards: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words

This professional learning experience focuses on the need for high-quality foundational skills instruction in kindergarten through second grade. Participants will examine what research tells us about elementary reading instruction, will learn how systematic decoding instruction and coordinated lesson structure accelerate student mastery, and will explore the consistent instructional routines that allow students to focus their attention on decoding to develop accuracy and automaticity.

This event is open to all educators from North or South Carolina. 

Event Details

Date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord, NC 28027
Cost: $40 per person (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and all materials)
Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance via email after the event. 


Meet the Facilitators

Facilitated by Katharine Bonasera and Keri Bartholomew

Katharine Bonasera is Manager of Educational Partnerships for Collaborative Classroom. She has over 14 years of teaching and leadership experience in urban school environments, serving as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, and principal. In addition to her school-based experience, she has coached early-career Teach For America teachers and serves as an advisor with Relay Graduate School of Education's National Principal Academy Fellowship. She is passionate about cultivating school environments that foster connection, equitable practices, and the opportunity for all community members to thrive. 

Keri Bartholomew has been a lead educational consultant with Collaborative Classroom since 2009. She holds an MA in Teaching Early Childhood  Education with a focus on Language and Literacy from National Louis University, Chicago, Illinois. With over 20 years of experience in public education, Keri has facilitated professional learning with preservice and inservice educators in the areas of reading and writing development, intervention, and social-emotional learning. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences and worked with schools across the country as an independent literacy consultant. She has also served as an adjunct instructor teaching literacy courses at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.


General Information

  • Registration Fee: $40 per person

  • ​Payment Options: Credit card, e-check (ACH), or purchase order

  • Registration Deadline: February 1, 2023

  • Refund/Transfer Policy: Deadline to submit requests for refund and transfers is January 30, 2023. Requests must be in writing. Email requests to events@collaborativeclassroom.org.

  • Meals/Drinks: Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

  • Registration Method: Online registration only

  • Attendance Certificates: Certificates will be provided by email within 30 business days after the event. 

Questions? Please contact events@collaborativeclassroom.org.