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Postponed Project Read® Linguistics – phonics program for grades 3 to adult
December 1 and 2, 2022 – In person at TCNJ

This multisensory curriculum builds upon prior knowledge through a sound/symbol organization chart that displays the 44 speech sounds and their alternative spellings.


  • Sound/Symbol Knowledge
    Vocabulary Enrichment
    Text Reading

This two – day program is led by Language Circle® Endorsed consultant Christine Delmas, a Literacy Consultant and Dyslexia Specialist with 21 years of experience in education as a special education teacher, general classroom teacher, literacy coach, interventionist, workshop presenter, and Orton-Gillingham practitioner. Workshops include presentation of methodology, curriculum delivery, multisensory strategies, and instructional practices. Christine received a bachelor’s degree from Seton Hall University, a master’s degree in Reading and Supervisor certificate from Rutgers University, and certification as an Orton-Gillingham practitioner, Teacher-Trainer and Dyslexia Specialist from Farleigh-Dickinson University.

Christine will

Navigate participants through curriculum guides with an emphasis on integrated curriculum
Direct instruction of curriculum strategies and targeted multisensory techniques
Ensure active participation for practice with instructional strategies and multisensory techniques
Provide assistance with grade area implementation
Promote dialogue between in-service participants
Use recorded classroom teaching lessons
Learn more about Project Read Linguistics at:

Workshop Information:
Will be rescheduled in Spring 2023 9:00am to 3:00pm at The College of New Jersey, Ewing NJ
Price: $675.00 per person*, $625.00* for PDSN members. Fee includes

  1. 2022 Linguistics Guide – Revised!
  2. Linguistics Online Videos (NEW!)
  3. Linguistics Sound Symbol Card Pack (REVISED!)
  4. Vocabulary Development Root Cards
  5. Active Participation Packet
  6. Certificate of Completion for six hours professional development
  7. Afternoon coffee/beverage service
  8. Parking

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Lunch and Learn! Reading as Sentence Study in the Writing Workshop – grades 3 through high school
December 9, 2022 – In person at TCNJ

Mentor texts and touchstone texts are a great way to integrate reading and writing instruction in the literacy workshop. Many teachers use them effectively as tools to help students learn the features of a particular genre or develop an idea for their own writing. This workshop will go a step further and explore how close reading of mentor texts at the sentence level can support students’ growing syntactic knowledge. The presenter will model practical strategies to help students learn to see the architecture of powerful sentences in ways that are fun, simple and accessible. Most importantly, students will be able to put these tools into practice in their own writing immediately. Participants in this session will be reading picture books, poems, youth essays, and stories that make great close-text mentors, as well as writing and collaborating. The goal of the workshop is to share a few new close-reading and micro-writing activities that you can try out in your classroom tomorrow!

Led by:

Anne Peel, Associate Professor of Literacy, Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy
Literacy, EDD, Rutgers University Graduate School of Education,, 2012
Secondary Education, MEd, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education,, 1998
English Literature, B.A., Vassar College,1996

Anne taught high school English for 14 years in public schools in Philadelphia and New Jersey and continues to maintain collaborations with multiple districts across New Jersey, providing professional development support in literacy instruction. Her scholarship has been published in English Journal, Journal of Language and Literacy Education, and Literacy among others, and she has presented her research at numerous national and international conferences. She was awarded the Edward Fry Graduate Fellowship in Literacy from Rutgers University. Learn more at

Workshop Information
Price: $150.00, includes lunch, parking, workshop materials, certificate of completion
Date/Time: Friday December 9, 2022
Location: TCNJ Ewing Campus
Registration and Payment Information at:

Lunch and Learn! Sound Walls in the K-2 Classroom
January 20, 2023 – In person at TCNJ

Are you a K-2 teacher who’s thought about changing from a word wall to a sound wall, but not sure what that means?  Come learn about the rationale for sound walls, the materials needed, and how to use sound walls in your phonemic awareness and phonics instruction.

Led by: Helene Anthony Assistant Professor of Special Education Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy

Workshop Information
Price: $125.00*, includes lunch, parking, workshop materials, certificate of completion
Date/Time: Friday January 20, 2023 12:30pm – 3:00pm
Location: TCNJ Ewing Campus
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Lunch and Learn! Bilingualism & Disabilities: Critical Steps to Differentiate Both
Friday April 28, 2023 – In Person at TCNJ

The proper assessment of multilingual populations for disabilities has been a concern among professionals in K-12 settings. This session will explore steps that professionals should consider to prevent the misidentification of these learners for special needs.  The presenter will engage participants in reflection and in high levels of participation.  Grade Levels: K-12  Lunch Provided!
Led by:
Solange Lopes-Murphy – Professor of Teaching English as a Second Language
Department of Special Education, Language, and Literacy
Curriculum and Instruction, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1996
Workshop Information
Price: $150.00, includes lunch, parking, workshop materials, certificate of completion
Date/Time: Friday April 28, 2023 10:30am – 1:30pm
Location: TCNJ Ewing Campus
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Wilson Reading System® – Fundations®
February 8 and 9, 2023 – Virtual

Wilson Fundations® is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program for the general education classroom. Fundations is based upon the Wilson Reading System principles and serves as a prevention and intervention program to reduce reading and spelling failure. The second edition was published in 2012, with important changes to the scope/sequence of concepts in levels K and 1. A new, friendlier teacher manual was also introduced with the second edition!

Workshop Information:
Price: $300* per person per level, includes materials for workshop only and Certificate of Completion, does not include teacher or student materials, which can be ordered at

Wednesday, February 8,2022 – 9:00am – 2:00pm EST (4 instructional hours)

Thursday, February 9,2023 – 9:00am – 2:00pm EST (4 instructional hours)

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Lunch and Learns

Lunch and Learns provide participants an afternoon professional development session on a variety of topics. These sessions are facilitated on the TCNJ campus and featuring a working lunch. All participants receive 3 CEUs for each session.

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