Time: 8:30am to 12:30pm in Kailua, Aikahi Shopping Center.
This two week, in-depth 32 hour course will equip you to teach even the most challenging students to read, write, and spell. You will learn techniques to differentiate the pace and methods of instruction for younger, dyslexic, and older students. Lots of opportunities to practice multisensory techniques assure your success and confidence in teaching.
This course is required for reading teachers at Kosasa Academy
Mrs. Kosasa, mother of four home schooled adults, has taught reading for the past 34 years. She is the former linguistics specialist at Assets School, a school that specializes in teaching students with language processing disorders such as dyslexia and is a former English and world history teacher at Hawaii Baptist Academy. Mrs. Kosasa has extensive training in a multitude of Orton-Gillingham based reading methods such as Spalding, Lindamood-Bell, and Wilson Reading as well as classic OG. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or 808-258-3951 for further information.
"Trisha teaches with humor and enthusiasm, yet sneaks in tidbits of wisdom along with the academics. She makes learning fun and relevant. Her unique style captures her students' interest, while also making her teaching memorable. Because of her extensive experience teaching a multitude of students with a wide range of abilities and learning styles, she is skilled at putting herself into each student's brain to understand their specific makeup, and then to teach in a manner that is compatible with their individuality."
Testimony by Cathy Fukunaga
"I was looking for resources to identify ways to help my son improve his decoding, fluency and comprehension in reading. The workshop is extremely detailed in learning and teaching phonics, spelling rules and providing new ideas to teach struggling readers. Because of the skills I learned, I gained greater confidence to help my son and other children improve their decoding and spelling. The training is engaging and the information extremely valuable."
Testimony by Carole Hayashida