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Multisensory Strategies for Spelling and Decoding, Virtual – Summer Institute 2023

This course is also offered as an in-person 2-day seminar on different days!



  • 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: 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.



For all students, but especially students with language-based learning disabilities, repetition is key when learning new concepts. This 2-day seminar will begin with a brief overview of reading and spelling development and an explanation of the link between skills. Participants will then learn how to create and use relevant manipulatives and multimodal activities to interactively review fundamental skills, progressing from sounds to syllables to word parts and morphology. Games and activities that review decoding patterns and spelling rules will be a primary focus, but the strategies, resources, and techniques presented are applicable to any content area or word work. 

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand certain phonological skills, morphological concepts and orthographic conventions
  • Adapt word lists/content into both paper- based and virtual game formats
  • Generate meaningful activities that integrate curriculum and study skills
  • Adapt and micro-unit various reading and spelling skills to meet student needs
  • Diversify lesson plans by incorporating interactive tasks and supplemental activities



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



Materials will be provided on-site.

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 12, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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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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