ADAC is excited to announce, in partnership with Gateways, a FREE webinar,
“Building a Strong Foundation for Fluent Hebrew Reading for ALL Learners.”
TWO CHOICES: Thursday, August 12th or Friday, August 20th | 11AM – 12:30PM EST
To be led by Reena Slovin and Shoshana Zazula, this presentation provides a brief overview of the current scientific evidence of how children learn to read. In addition, this webinar builds participants’ understanding of the crucial role of explicit, structured phonemic awareness and phonics instruction in beginning reading instruction and models how to implement such phonemic awareness and phonics instruction in the early grade classroom setting.
This webinar provides the basis for additional webinars, focusing on the reading and spelling of more complex Hebrew words and the integration of these skills into sentence writing and text reading.
This first webinar will be offered LIVE and FREE of charge on Thursday, August 12th and Friday, August 20th from 11AM – 12:30PM EST on both days.
About the Presenters
Reena Slovin is a lifelong Jewish educator who has focused her career on school leadership as well as diagnosis and intervention for students with special learning needs. In a variety of Jewish educational settings, she has overseen student support services and trained teachers to be equipped to meet the needs of all students in their classrooms. In her most recent role as a Principal at the Maimonides School of Brookline, Massachusetts, she was spearheaded the professional development of the Elementary School faculty, which focused on working together collaboratively in order to meet the wide range of social, emotional and learning needs of all students through better instruction and school-wide improvement. She also coordinated student services and served as a professional development provider at Gateways; Access to Jewish Education. Reena holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Cornell University, an MEd. in Special Education from Boston University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Reading and Language from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has also completed several educational leadership courses through Harvard University’s programs at the Principal’s Center.
Shoshana Zazula’s mission is to find the most effective and efficient instructional methods to bring young readers to proficiency in Hebrew and English reading. Through her work with struggling readers, Shoshana has developed a powerful approach to teaching Hebrew decoding and encoding skills in an explicit, systematic manner. Since 2010, Shoshana has trained and coached teachers to implement this type of instruction in the general classroom setting. Shoshana is currently employed as K-2 Hebrew/English Language Intervention Specialist at Maimonides School in Brookline, MA. She has previously worked as Director of Student Support and learning specialist at New England Hebrew Academy and as a Special Education classroom teacher at the Gateway School of New York. Shoshana holds a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education.