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Mary Wennersten – Administrators’ Workshop:  Effective Tools for Improving Reading and Writing Achievement 

September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The International Dyslexia Association-Tennessee Branch,

Berean Christian School, and Knox County Dyslexia Advisory Council


Mary Wennersten M.Ed., Vice-Chair of IDA

Structured Literacy Consultant, Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist

Offering two workshops to all public, private, and homeschooling educators


Administrators’ Workshop:  Effective Tools for Improving Reading and Writing Achievement

Time: 8 a.m.-12 noon; TASL Credit 4 hrs

This engaging workshop will provide administrators with the current information on “how” the brain learns to read, why some students have difficulty learning to read, and what skills need to be screened to identify students at-risk for dyslexia. Instructional leaders will also increase their understanding of “what” it takes to teach ALL learners structured literacy (foundational reading skills) to be successful readers and the support systems they can put in place. The application of assessment data to inform instructional practices will also be discussed.

Detailed Description

This session will provide instructional leaders with the research and engaging strategies to use when instructing the five essential elements for reading instruction.

  • Participants will be able to describe what we know about how the brain learns to read.
  • Participants will be able to identify the elements of the Structured Literacy.
  • Participants will be able to recognize effective instruction and systems for support.



September 28, 2019
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Berean Christian School
2329 Prosser Rd
Knoxville, TN 37914 United States