Your student struggles with story comprehension and expression both in academic and social settings. What is the root cause for this breakdown? What is your starting point for intervention?
This Certification is the next step in the evolution of your teaching and therapy and a way to transform how you practice as a professional!
Implement the Story Grammar Marker®/Braidy the StoryBraid® Approach with fidelity…
SESSION 1: April 28, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 2: May 5, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 3: May 12, 2021, 4pm-7pm
SESSION 4: June 2, 2021, 4pm-7pm
Zoom Live Virtual Meetings
Includes: E-Book with Required Templates and Progress Monitoring Forms, Certificate: MindWing Professional Narrative Certification, 1.2 ASHA CEUs (see qualifications below)
To register, add the Certification to your cart, and check out.
To participate in this Certification you must own or have access to MindWing’s Story Grammar Marker® manual and tools or Braidy the StoryBraid® manual and tools AND answer YES to at least one of the following statements:
* Please note: MindWing Professional Narrative Certification is a newly designed virtual format to replace our previous in-person, intensive Story Grammar Marker® Certification that has been completed by more than 100 professionals in the past several years. Colleagues who have completed previous Certifications may use their special discount to join this virtual certification.
Participants will be able to…
|4:00-4:30||Introduction to Certification/Review of SGM® Approach|
|4:30-5:30||Identifying your student’s baseline narrative level using the SGM® Narrative Developmental Stages, Progress Monitoring Forms for Narrative Macrostructure and Microstructure|
|5:30-6:15||Scoring a language sample|
|6:15-7:00||Formulating narrative goals to guide intervention and facilitate thinking, academics, and social/emotional growth.|
|ONE WEEK in between Sessions 1 & 2: Participants Assess their Student and Write Goals|
|4:00-5:30||Participants present their Scored Samples and 3 Narrative Goals for their student; Discuss and Debrief as a group with feedback from presenters.|
|5:30-7:00||Analyzing children’s literature to design intervention that addresses narrative text structure, sentence, vocabulary development, and Social-Emotional Growth.|
|ONE WEEK in between Sessions 2 & 3: Participants choose a book for intervention, analyze the book for narrative macrostructure and microstructure and design the intervention based on their 3 goals for their student.|
|4:00-6:00||Participants Present their Narrative Analysis and Plan for Intervention. Discuss and Debrief as a group with feedback from presenters.|
|6:00-7:00||Monitoring students’ progress using our systematic and explicit tools to inform intervention.|
|2 WEEKS in between Sessions 3 & 4: Participants provide intervention with their student in 4 sessions; the final session with student includes the Post Assessment.|
|4:00-6:00||Participants present their Intervention and pre/post progress monitoring results.|
|6:00-6:30||Group Discusses Students’ Progress|
|6:30-7:00||Wrap-Up and Q&A|
Maryellen is the Founder and President of MindWing Concepts. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Communication Disorders and receiving her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Pennsylvania State University, she began her now 50-year professional career. She worked in several roles; school-based SLP, SLP in a home care/community-based setting, Assistant Professor, Diagnostician, and Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development. She created the Story Grammar Marker® and was awarded two U.S. patents. In 2011, Moreau received the Boise Peace Quilt Project Award for her work with children in the area of conflict resolution and social communication. In 2014, she received the Alice H. Garside Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Branch (MABIDA) for exemplary leadership, service, or achievement in the area of helping children with dyslexia and language learning disabilities Moreau is an internationally recognized presenter.
Linda received her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 1981 from the University of Maryland. In 2014 she received her CAGS from American International College as a Reading Specialist. Linda has practiced in many settings, including hospital, public and private schools. She is the former Principal of the Curtis Blake Day School of the Children’s Study Home, for students with dyslexia/LLD. Linda has presented at the Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association and the American Speech-Language Hearing Conventions. She also presented on the topic of “Narratives” at a learning disabilities conference in the United Arab Emirates. In her current role, Linda uses her 25+ years of experience with Story Grammar Marker®, ThemeMaker®, and MindWing’s other methodologies as a trainer, presenter, and co-author on new publications.
This program is offered for a maximum of 1.2 ASHA CEUs (12 hours, Intermediate level; Professional area). No partial credit will be provided.
ASHA CEUs will be provided by Community Rehab Associates, Inc.http://cratherapy.com/
We are very appreciative of our friends at Community Rehab Associates, Inc. (http://cratherapy.com/) for collaborating with us to provide our participants with ASHA CEUs.
ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.
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Deepening student knowledge through discourse language development is a key to student engagement. Our latest product is chock full of hands-on materials and activities that are explained, laminated, and ready to use! Based upon reciprocal teaching and learning strategies, you will be able to guide students as they engage in complex projects and academic tasks through explicit instruction in the structure and use of discourse processes. The kit also includes our innovative Discourse and Thought Development Chart which graphically demonstrates the process of deepening knowledge through oral discourse development.
This Kit contains:
This new cutting-edge Kit applies a macro-strategy approach to narrative and expository text selections. Pulling together discourse level language development and Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, this Kit shows students how to use text structure as a guide to create text dependent questions and answers and encourages the development of self-teaching procedures.
Facilitate the modeling of strategies to increase comprehension and encourage academic discussion using included pragmatics chart and conversation moves cards. Also, use this Kit to help children develop complex sentence structure using cohesive ties and other academic vocabulary.
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Academic Conversations includes a set of conversational concepts that can be modeled and practiced to help all students engage in extended meaningful conversation about narrative or informational texts (Zweirs, 2011). The skills include the following:
Academic conversations are important oral language uses to develop the deep comprehension task of interpretation of the content of a story. This “group interpretation” and discussion results in content needed for ultimately writing about the character’s challenge/trouble or problem, and then, how the character ultimately deals with it and moves on in life.
This is a multifaceted language processing task which requires students to respond in an expository way: state a claim, elaborate, clarify, support own and add to others’ ideas, challenge perspectives, paraphrase (“I think you mean...”) and summarize.
Deepening Discourse and Thought is road map for using Story Grammar Marker® with a selection of quality children’s literature for in-depth analysis which is necessary for building the narrative and expository language competency necessary for academic conversations.
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This group of materials includes three of our best-selling and most foundational products. At conferences and conventions, colleagues ask, “What are the basic items I need to get started with Story Grammar Marker®?” This Story Grammar Marker® Quick Start is the answer. Get started TODAY!
The Teacher Story Grammar Marker® is a 24-inch manipulative with removable patented icons. The marker is designed to assist education professionals in the instruction of narrative development to their students.
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Get started by focusing on Oral Language Development for young children in early childhood settings (PreK- 1st grade), using Braidy the StoryBraid®, an engaging way to help young children tell their own story and re-tell stories. The Braidy® Manual shares how to implement Braidy® using children’s literature, activities, drawing, maps for narrative development, transitions, conflict resolution, conversations, personal narratives and problem-solving.
Our Friend Braidy Interactive Poster is a motivating hands-on tool that appeals to early childhood education students. The iconic structure of Braidy scaffolds narrative and oral storytelling following the developmental sequence of language acquisition. Targeted lessons foster meaningful conversation skills, problem-solving, and comprehension for your youngest students! A must-have for early childhood educators!
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You are allowed to download the icons to 4 devices.
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This set is an even more advanced set for those professionals who want to focus on deepening discourse and social learning with their students using online videos specifically chosen for this purpose. The YouCue Feelings book is a guide to using specific online videos and activities for this purpose. This set includes an expanded group of SGM® tools as well as the Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! Set. This combination of instruction, activities and materials will help in identifying social cognition and narrative thought concepts in specific online videos and enable use of SGM® tools to analyze the story/social situation.
Using the Critical Thinking Triangle In Action! Set with the online videos can help teach perspective-taking of characters, problem solving and how to build complex language. Incorporating the videos with the SGM® materials will help students to deconstruct characters and personal mental states and thoughts as well as practicing with “mental” dialogue with the videos.
YouCue Feelings guides students in thinking about, talking about, and ultimately, practicing important social learning ideas in their everyday lives.
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Jump right into using the icons of the Story Grammar Marker® to tackle expository (information) text. The ThemeMaker® Manual explore the 7 expository text structures of description, list, sequence, cause/effect, problem/solution, compare/contrast and persuasion/argument. The ThemeMaker® Student Tool contains the SGM® Complete Episode, the Critical Thinking Triangle®, the 7 Expository Text Structures and Inferencing. To make text structures and their contents visible to learners, use our NEW SGM® Mini Magnet Set.
You are allowed to download the icons for 4 devices.
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The Universal Digital Icons: Complete Set of Braidy®, SGM® and ThemeMaker® Images Set contains 127 high quality, colorful, icon images from MindWing Concepts’ narrative and expository text approach. This set can be used by professionals, parents, and students who have a range of ages and abilities in their students, clients, or children and want access to all of the icons.
Although nothing truly replaces the “magic” of students holding the Story Grammar Marker® tool and other MindWing tools in their hands, these digital icons expand the use and flexibility of Braidy®’s, SGM®’s and ThemeMaker’s approach. Our SGM® iPad App is another great way to use our icons on a digital platform. That being said, we also know that having the icons in this additional format will be helpful in other ways such as:
Thank you for respecting our trademarks, copyrights, and intellectual property. Please refer to the download-file-included Usage Agreement for information about authorized use of the icons. You are allowed to download for 4 devices.
Contains Braidy®, SGM® and ThemeMaker® icons — 142 images within a Powerpoint file, ready to use or to copy into other programs.
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