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Supporting Students’ Development of Foundational Literacy Skills, Virtual – Summer Institute 2022

This course is also offered in person on a different day!


  • Delivery mode: Entirely virtual. There is no in-person component for the virtual courses.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section. Please be prepared to be available for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction for the entire duration of this course.
  • Platform: Canvas and Zoom. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and computer with video and audio. Login credentials will be emailed prior to the course beginning.


This one day workshop is designed to increase educators’ understanding of how to identify gaps in student’s foundational skills and implement effective literacy instruction that will increase student’s success with reading. Participants will be presented with the latest research about how students learn to read efficiently and will learn strategies that support the essential components of this process.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize informal and formal assessments that measure foundational reading skills and be able to interpret results in order to inform instruction
  • Implement strategies aimed at improving students phonemic awareness, phonics and decoding
  • Assist students in applying learned foundational skills as they begin building reading fluency


This course is appropriate for educators at the elementary and middle school levels.


Materials will be provided electronically.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 12, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Beth Dietze, M.S.Ed.

Beth has taught within a variety of educational models including inclusion, self-contained, bilingual and ELL classrooms in both public and independent school settings. At Landmark School, she has taught a variety of courses and one-on-one language arts tutorials at both the elementary and middle school level. She has been a part of the Admission Department at Landmark School where she evaluated the materials of Landmark applicants and administered academic screenings. Beth has been involved in course development and instruction with Landmark Outreach Online. She has additional experience with online course instruction as an adjunct faculty member of Southern New Hampshire University’s Online Program. Currently, Beth is an Academic Advisor at the Elementary Middle School campus. Beth has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from John Carroll University, a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College and a teaching endorsement in bilingual/ESL from the University of Illinois.

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