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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020: 9:30 – 11:00 AM

TUITION - $20 


During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Silbert will demonstrate how STRONG Learning materials support Purposeful, Playful Practice. Purchase of these materials is optional. The methodology is what is important. 


The Strong LEARN method works for every student in every subject. This webinar will focus on instruction for beginning readers, struggling readers and students with dyslexia.  

    • Level the child through assessment
    • Engage
    • Activate. The body and mind
    • Rehearse through Purposeful, Playful Practice...
    • Neural change – Did learning take place?

This fun and easy method helps all children learn to read because it is based on a quick assessment, engagement through fun, activation of body and mind through play, singing and more, lots and lots of purposeful, playful, practice, and quick re-assessment. Incorporates the Orton-Gillingham approach, Social Emotional Learning is embedded in each activity. . Grades K-3+.


Dr. Linda Silbert, has a Ph.D. in educational counseling/administration and has dedicated over 40 years to helping students grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially.  She and her husband, Alvin Silbert, Ed.D,, co-authored the award winning book, Why Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids.  They are the owners of Strong Learning, a tutoring and test prep company.  Linda Silbert is the creator of Tiger Tuesday Organic Reading Program and the author of Bessie’s Pillow, a Young Adult novel about an immigrants’ journey, now available in English and Spanish.  

Together, the Silberts have created and written over 100 educational books and games for parents, teachers and children, K-12, all designed to make learning fun, easy and attainable.


Oct 3, 2020

Finding Words for Feeling and Form

(Learning and Teaching to Write Like a Journalist)
ZOOMING OCTOBER 17, 2020 FROM 1:00 TO 6:00 PM
AND October 18, 2020 FROM 1:00 – 5:00 PM
TUITION: $100.00

“I don’t want to be remembered for One Hundred Years of Solitude, nor for the Nobel Prize, but rather for the newspaper. I was born a journalist and today I feel more than ever that I am a reporter. It’s in my blood.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Where do people, especially young people, get their news today? What skills and tactics are required to become part of the news-gathering and news-sharing work force, as well as merely being a consumer of information?

Our two-day course, Finding Words for Feeling and Form, will address these questions and give teachers simple, direct instructional strategies to enable their students to write with the accuracy, clarity, simplicity, and economy that are the hallmarks of good journalism.

Participants will report on remembered and observed experiences from their personal lives, from in-class activities and from a filmed dance concert by Diversity of Dance.*

Elizabeth Zimmer, the course instructor, is a journalist, dance critic, editor, and teacher of writing to graduate students.

Diversity of Dance, Inc. provides an environment where student artists from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds can achieve the highest levels of excellence through positive collaborations with teachers and peers. It is the goal of this course to give teachers strategies to enable student writers from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve the highest levels of excellence.

Fredrick Earl Mosley is Founder/Director of Diversity of Dance INC. which is the spring board for programs such as Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts held every summer at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island. Hearts of Men, in New York City at the end of the summer, uses dance to empower and cultivate a safe space where men of all ages can bond in a community of brotherly love. Mr. Mosley’s choreographic credits include the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theater Studio Company and Dallas Black Theatre. Mosley has also choreographed schools such as Montclair State Dance Department, Joffrey Ballet Trainee Program, the Ailey School, Hofstra University and numerous universities and institutions both nationally and internationally.

Oct 17 and 18, 2020 

ASPDP P Credit Course: Teaching Vocabulary All Day Every Day
When: November 7 and 8, 2020
(15 CTLE hours)
Tuition: $150 to Everyone Reading
NOTE: If you wish one ASPDP P credit, you must pay an additional $45 to the NYCDOE
Where: Remote using Zoom
In The Simple View of Reading, 1986, Gough and Turner posit that good reading requires proficiency in both reading and language comprehension. This workshop will address this simple view of reading, by providing instructional strategies in three of the five pillars of reading: phonological awareness, phonics and vocabulary, because mastery of those pillars leads to proficiency in fluency and comprehension as well. It will concentrate on building a foundation of word recognition skills and enabling teachers and students to build a large and varied working vocabulary and strategies for acquiring new words. It will specifically address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, whose language comprehension may not match the demands of the school system. Everyone is welcome to this course, whether or not you want CTLE hours or P credits. You will have fun and learn a lot.
Because we will be conducting this course remotely, we will email the handouts before the course begins to be printed by the participants. The second day of the course involves a hands-on vocabulary development project. Participants must be prepared with basic materials, such as scissors, paper of various kinds, markers or crayons, paste. Other art materials, such as yarn, play dough or whatever the participants have at hand, are most welcome.

Nov. 7 & 8, 2020