September 20, 2014  

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Discounted Professional Development Opportunity for Coast Teachers

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The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi is bringing a popular professional development course for general and special education teachers, speech-language pathologists and reading specialists to the Mississippi Gulf Coast – Missing Links in Academics.

This course, typically offered for $300, is available to coast professionals for only $50, thanks to a grant provided by the Bacot-McCarty Foundation.

“The strategies presented in Missing Links in Academics Seminar will help all students from syllable types for my struggling learners to affixes for my more advanced students,” said a former course participant and fourth grade teacher in the Petal School District. “There is something I can take away from here to meet the needs of all students.”

The program covers multisensory techniques for teaching the National Reading Panel’s five areas of reading, syllable types and syllable division rules, and the use of morphemes as a way of increasing vocabulary knowledge.

The course will take place April 1-2 at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Jefferson Davis Campus. Professionals from the Biloxi Diocese, Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, George, Gulfport, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Moss Point, Pascagoula, Picayune, Pearl River, Poplarville and Stone school districts are invited to participate.

Those interested in participating can learn more information and register online at www.usm.edu/dubard-training or call 601.266.5223.