Featured Presenters – March Conference


Monday, March 18, 2013
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Hyla Rubin, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Early Childhood Special Education
College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Dr. Rubin’s research has examined the relationship of oral language development, reading, spelling, and written expression abilities. She studies early predictors of reading and writing achievement, and designs classroom intervention programs to help young children develop those abilities effectively. Her publications can be found in a variety of peer-reviewed journals and current books.

Implementing RTI Effectively for Struggling Young Readers
This session offers strategies for using RTI to incorporate decodable texts and syllable type training throughout the instructional day, using oral reading and writing samples to monitor progress.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

William Van Cleave, Teacher Trainer and Educational Consultant
Greenville, SC

Mr. Van Cleave’s presents on his professional interest in the Orton-Gillingham Method, written expression, morphology, and spelling strategies. He is the author of Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where To Find It (VC Consulting, 2004), a reference manual for Orton-Gillingham teachers and tutors and numerous multisensory teaching materials.

Developing Sentence Skills in Students Who Struggle
Participants in this interactive session will learn key components of a writing lesson, develop their knowledge of parts of speech and sentence parts and explore effective methods of instruction.