Jennifer Hasser, M.Ed., is a nationally recognized speaker and trainer in the field of reading and dyslexia. She is the founder and Executive Director of Kendore Learning, which provides training, curriculum, and materials to educators across the nation. Jennifer’s passion for education began in the high school behavior disorder classroom, where she was awarded Special Education Teacher of the Year. Her ongoing interest in the literacy challenges facing schools and has led to the design, development, and implementation of comprehensive programs for public schools. She is a regular presenter at literacy and dyslexia conferences and serves as an educational consultant to schools across the nation. Her training and curricula are accredited by IMSLEC and IDA. Jennifer is also the founder of Atlanta-based Syllables Learning Centers, where she has helped thousands of struggling readers across the globe. While serving as President of the International Dyslexia Association’s Georgia Branch, she founded the now nationally recognized Dyslexia Dash 5K and twice received the Outstanding Service Award for her contributions to dyslexia awareness. Most recently, she launched Kendore Cares, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing literacy services to under-served students and communities.
Concurrent Session Description
So Many Words, So Little Time: Teaching Vocabulary Efficiently
(Special Ed, Dyslexia, Other Learning Challenges, Spelling, Components of Literacy Instruction, Curriculum, Leadership)
Phonics, phonological awareness, morphology, high-frequency words, etymology, spelling… How do we choose what to teach? How do we find the time? Teachers are always racing against the clock, trying to provide students with the tools they need to become successful readers and writers. During this presentation, you will discover how to teach more efficiently by layering phonology, morphology, and other critical skills into your instruction regardless of grade. Jennifer will provide participants with time-saving strategies for building vocabulary and spelling capacity. Attendees will have fun while learning engaging activities that make every second count!
Target Audience(s): Elementary, Middle/ Jr. High, High School
Education Track(s): New to the Science of Reading, Advanced Science of Reading, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership