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Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators

The Decoding Toolkit: Creating a Shared Language – Spotlight Session, Fall 2021


  • Type: Spotlight Session
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: Live, attendance required on date and time listed in the course information section
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed before the course begins



Students need explicit instruction around basic and advanced decoding skills. In this webinar, we will cover the following strategies, skills, and expectancies designed to help develop a student’s decoding, automaticity, and vocabulary: 1) Creating a shared language between the teacher and the student; 2) Following a logical scope and sequence to build on learned patterns and skills; 3) Combining encoding and decoding instruction; 4) Using error analysis to inform future lessons; 5) Spiraling back to previously learned ideas and expectancies throughout the year in order to determine mastery; 6) Utilizing discovery-based instruction.



Any  materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

1 Hour
Dates/Time Price
September 22, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Chase Collins

Chase is the Assistant Academic Dean at Landmark High School where he has worked for the last 14 years. In his time at Landmark, Chase has been a member of the residential team, an academic advisor, and a 1:1 tutor in the Early Literacy department. Chase is passionate about reading instruction, focusing on decoding and fluency, and has informed much of Landmark’s practices through his knowledge of current research in literacy. Chase graduated from The University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Classics, and he earned his master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

About the Instructor

Natalia Harrison

Natalia is an academic advisor at Landmark High School. In her 13 years at Landmark, Natalia has taught in the Language Arts, Study Skills, and Expressive Language departments. She also teaches graduate level courses in Dyslexia Studies through Southern New Hampshire University’s online program. Natalia graduated from The University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in English, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.


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