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Structured Literacy Path: Elementary, In-Person – Summer Institute 2023

There is also a middle/high school level version of this course path!



  • Delivery mode: In-person
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section



These courses are all focused on various elements of structured literacy, providing research and strategies related to a variety of reading skills. The courses in this path will introduce you to different aspects of reading that can be applied to elementary instruction.

Registering for this full week of courses as a cluster will save over registering for these courses individually.

To register for the full week and take advantage of the savings, please be sure your cart says that you’re registering for the Science of Reading Path.

  • Monday 7/10: Addressing Word-Level Reading Problems with David Kilpatrick
  • Tuesday 7/11 – Wednesday 7/12: A Diagnostic Approach to Planning Reading Lessons: Using Assessments to Drive Instructional Choices with Meghan Sebens, M.S.Ed.
  • Thursday 7/13 – Friday 7/14: Multisensory Strategies for Spelling and Decoding with Hazel Crowley, M.S.Ed.



This course is appropriate for educators who work at the elementary level.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Graduate credit is included in course tuition and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

45 Hours/PDPs
3 Graduate Credits (fee included in course tuition)
Dates/Time Price
July 10-14, 2022
8:30am - 3:00pm

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About the Instructor

David Kilpatrick

David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus of psychology for the State University of New York College at Cortland. He is a New York State certified school psychologist with 28 years of experience in schools. He has been teaching courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology since 1994. David is a reading researcher and the author of two books on reading, Equipped for Reading Success and Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties, and is a co-editor of a third, Reading Development and Difficulties: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice.

About the Instructor

Meghan T. Sebens, M.S.Ed.

Meghan brings a passion for literacy and diagnostic teaching to her role as Academic Dean at the Elementary•Middle School campus. Since joining Landmark in 2006, she has served in various roles, including reading supervisor, testing coordinator, academic advisor, teacher, and tutor. Meghan has also taught courses and consulted through Landmark’s Outreach program. She graduated from Macalester College with a bachelor’s in psychology and earned her masters in moderate disabilities from Simmons University.

About the Instructor

Hazel Crowley, M.S. Ed.

Hazel has worked at Landmark Elementary•Middle School since 2014, primarily teaching one-to-one tutorials to students ranging from third to eighth grade. She also teaches oral expression and literature classes at the middle school level and is a frequent contributor to The Lantern, Landmark’s magazine. Hazel holds a bachelor’s degree from Kenyon College and earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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