Scheduled Teacher Training Programs
Teacher training information for 2019 is updated as information becomes available. Trainings will be removed from this page as they are completed. Check back regularly throughout the spring of 2019 for summer 2019 training sessions. Also, check our Events page for workshops in the Bay Area given throughout the school year.
(*Eligible for Teacher Training Scholarships)
Dates and Time:
June 19th – July 19th, 8am – 6pm
HeadStart (optional, but highly recommended for all courses) June 8th, 9am – noon.
No courses on July 4th & 5th.
Registration Deadline May 17th, 2019
Instructor and Location:
Nancy Cushen White, Ed.D, Director and Demonstration Teacher
San Francisco Friends School
250 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Course Tuition: (Includes Fees to Slingerland Institute & Fee for Criminal Background Check)
1st Year Introductory: $3025
2nd Year Continuum: $3025
3rd Year Internship: $3025
Text/Instructional Materials Cost: $675
Slingerland MSLI Course Description:
♦Multisensory structured language (STRUCTURED LITERACY) instructional techniques for speaking, listening, vocabulary, reading decoding, reading comprehension, spelling, handwriting, and written expression
♦Daily demonstration of teaching approach by a master teacher with a group of children in a classroom setting
♦Daily practicum opportunity for teacher participants to utilize newly-learned multisensory structured language strategies while working with one or two students each day in supervised one-hour sessions
♦Daily lecture period by instructors on history, philosophy, rationale, and background information related to use of multisensory structured language instructional strategies
♦Instruction in explicit strategies to develop vocabulary, promote fluency, and improve reading comprehension
♦Orientation and overview of screening, testing, and evaluation techniques for initial identification as well as assessment of student progress
♦Daily writing of lesson plans with written feedback from master teachers that can be used for later reference
♦Discussion and examples for use of the approach with students in various educational settings: classroom, small group, individual, educational therapy, or academic language therapy
♦Comprehensive instruction in the logic and structure of English [phonology-phonics-morphology-orthography- etymology-semantics-syntax-grammar]
For additional information and downloadable Teacher Application Form, please click here.
Structured Word Inquiry (SWI)
Dates & Time:
March 22nd – Classroom Embedded Workshop: 9am – 3pm
March 23rd – Full-Day Workshop: 9am – 3:30pm
(Limited spots on Friday for the classroom-embedded sessions. They are reserved for those who also attend the Saturday workshop. Participants are free to attend Saturday without attending Friday.)
Instructor & Location:
Pete Bowers, PhD
525 San Antonio Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Classroom Embedded Workshop: $200
Full-Day Workshop: $200
This workshop is for teachers and tutors new to SWI and those who have attended workshops and worked with SWI for some time. The content addresses instruction of children of all ages and abilities.
For additional information, downloadable flyer and registration, please click here.
Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) Summer Institute
Dates & Time:
Part 1 – Introductory Workshop: June 17th & 18th
Part 2 – Advanced Workshop: June 19th – 21st
Full 5-Day Workshop (Parts 1 & 2): June 17th – 21st
All sessions are held from 9:30 – 3:30 pm
Instructor & Location:
The Nueva School – San Mateo Campus
131 E 28th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94403
Part 1 – Introductory Workshop: $500
Part 2 – Advanced Workshop: $750
Full 5-Day Workshop: $1150
Registration cost includes all materials and delicious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks each day.
Join educators from the Bay Area and beyond for the sixth annual Structured Word Inquiry Institute. The 2019 institute hosts five days of engaging, practical, and active workshops that enable educators to teach students how to read and spell through a structured inquiry approach.
For additional information and registration, please click here.
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