COD 2023 - D857

The Reading Brain: what we know about how the brain reads and what to do in the classroom

Kindergarten and Primary Heads, coordinators and teachers

4 sessions, start: 24-Apr

Course detail

Year: 2023
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. Luciana Fernández
Print course
ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 18000.00
Non affiliate
ARS 18000.00


Sessions Dates Schedule
1 24 April - 30 April 2023 Online session
2 01 May - 07 May 2023 Online session
3 08 May - 14 May 2023 Online session
4 15 May - 21 May 2023 Online session


Luciana Fernández

Luciana Fernández is a graduate teacher of English who has been teaching English for the past twenty-nine years. She has specialized in Methodology and Teaching Practice and she holds a Diploma in Educational Research from the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. She holds two post graduate certifications in Thinking Cultures and Teaching for Comprehension

She is a Reading and Literacy expert and has been training teachers in this area for the past fifteen years. She is a teacher educator and has designed several presentations and courses for professional development both in Argentina and abroad. Her presentation at ARTESOL 2015 was selected to be presented at TESOL International as a Best Affiliate Session. She is one of the 50 scholarship winners who attended and presented at IATEFL, held in Birmingham in April 2016. She was later on invited to be a presenter at the Young Learners and Teenagers SIG pre conference event and at the main conference.

Luciana has been the Head at several bilingual IB institutions in Buenos Aires. At present she is a school advisor, teacher trainer and facilitator at ESSARP (English Speaking Scholastic Association of the River Plate), where she trains heads and teachers from the most important bilingual institutions in Argentina.
Kindergarten and Primary Heads, coordinators and teachers
Get participants to:
understand how the brain reads.
understand the importance of the implementation of a balanced literacy programme.
explore best literacy practices rooted in how the brain learns to read.
The reading brain.
Phonological and lexical routes.
Phonological awareness development.
Phonics instruction.
High frequency words and sight words.
Decoding skills.
In this four module course participants will:
interact with reading and viewing material suggested by the facilitator.
participate actively in reflection instances suggested by the facilitator.
watch other practitioners in action.
explore best literacy practices and resources.
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