After watching the first seminar on Multisensory ABCs and Phonics, I was amazed at the wealth of information and available resources for teachers of early learners.
Mrs. Edge’s animated expressions, enthusiasm and knowledge shows that she is passionate for what she has to offer.
Having worked in Special Education for almost 30 years, I can attest to the success of signing and singing and memory reading for children who are slow learners. In consistently using these teaching tools in the special ed. classroom where I worked, students amazed me how much they learned and retained. I also remember how the teacher had to spend hours hunting and searching for materials. This program that Nellie Edge offers is like a one stop shopping resource station for teachers of early learners.
I don’t think I’m being naïve to say this program offers success to all students no matter their level, whether they need extra tutoring or challenges for TAG learners. Also, parents are offered the opportunity to be in partnership with teachers via resource materials for at home use.
Mrs. Edge understands the scientific research on how a child learns. She knows about the Common Core Standards and incorporates that knowledge into her curriculum materials. This seminar allows teachers to download pages of resources, gives them strategies and ideas to create other materials in teaching children ABCs, phonics, scientific information and communication skills. Beyond the seminar, she offers an ongoing blog as an opportunity for future learning that comes available and the chance for teachers to share their own ideas and successes.
Teachers can feel confident that what is offered in these seminars will be useful in setting up their classrooms or adding to their existing materials.