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1 Day Workshops

Reading Comprehension: Exploring the Intersection of Prior Knowledge, Vocabulary, and Strategies – Summer Institute 2020

This one-day workshop will invite participants to consider the reality that reading comprehension success requires an interplay between the activation of prior knowledge, development of vocabulary, and the application of effective strategies. Participants will be presented with the latest research on all three components and offered strategies to build each as part of their teaching “toolbox.”  


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Describe variables that support effective reading comprehension instruction. 
  • Apply schemata (the building blocks of cognition) to instructional practice.
  • Defend their decisions around instructional practices with current best-practices research.



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

Course Information

5 Hours/PDPs
Dates/Time Price
July 9, 2020
8:30am - 3:00pm

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Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.

About the Instructor

Adam Hickey

Adam is currently the Landmark School research coordinator and a Landmark Outreach consultant. Previously, Adam taught American literature in addition to his administrative role as an academic advisor. Adam is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he studied language and literacy development. While studying at Harvard, he taught at the Maria L. Baldwin School in Cambridge as a reading specialist and explored the influence of early intervention on struggling readers at the elementary level. He also holds a master’s degree in education from Simmons College. Adam is a licensed reading specialist and moderate special needs educator.

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