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Cape Cod Two-Day Seminars

Reading Difficulties: Variables That Get in the Way, In-Person – Cape Cod 2021

If you are signing up for this section, you are signing up for an in-person section with a limited number of spaces. Our Cape Cod Seminars are only offered in-person.



  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: In-person. All recommended guidelines around social distancing, masks, hand washing, etc. will be followed and communicated to participants.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.



Teachers of all students need to understand what can get in the way for a struggling reader. Although we expect students to independently read and understand, do our students approach the task with the skills necessary to do so? This seminar explores the ways to help a struggling reader make meaning. Participants will learn how to move theories based in the science of reading into practice and be able to bring those instructional practices into their own classrooms. Emphasis will be placed on supporting the skillful selection of strategies necessary for students to make meaning, especially when they have arrived at the age of using “reading to learn”. The course will use a mix of lecture, activities, and discussion to build participants’ understanding of reading and their abilities to bring that understanding into their classrooms. 

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Conceptualize reading’s components
  • Use those components to identify potential areas of student struggle
  • Consider how metacognition can be a key to reading comprehension
  • Describe literacy acquisition as a developmental process



Please bring a laptop, as all necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
August 2-3, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern
$300 $275

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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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