Have you always wanted to attend an official “Story Grammar Marker® Workshop” with creator Maryellen Rooney Moreau, but it was never offered in your district or location? NOW is your chance!!
Date: Tuesday December 8 and Wednesday December 9, 2020
Time: 6:00-9:00 PM EST (each day)
Location: Zoom Live Meeting
Included: Extensive E-Book with Templates, Progress Monitoring Forms, Lessons, and Activities; Certificate of Completion; 0.6 ASHA CEUs (if eligible)
This Master Class is open to the public. To register, add this class to your shopping cart and check out. You'll receive a confirmation receipt by email. A link to join this Zoom meeting will be sent to all registered participants at least two days prior to the workshop. All registrants will have access to the RECORDED VERSION of this Master Class until December 23, 2020. If you watch the recording, you will be eligible for Certificate of Completion (The 0.6 ASHA CEUs are ONLY for the live version). This virtual workshop is 6 hours of professional development—please contact Sheila Moreau firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Every child has a story to tell – be the one to help them tell it!
Learn directly from the expert! Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP, designed the Story Grammar Marker® Narrative Development Approach in 1991 and founded MindWing Concepts, Inc. As Founder and President, she has authored 18 publications and created 45 hands-on tools and activities. She has also presented on the discourse level of language and its link to literacy, knowledge and social emotional learning to thousands of educators world-wide.
Maryellen’s 50-year professional career includes: school-based SLP, college professor, diagnostician at the Curtis Blake Child Development Center, Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development at the Curtis Blake Day School for children with dyslexia and language learning disabilities. In 2011, Moreau received the Boise Peace Quilt Project Award for her work with children in the areas 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.
Within the construct of Narrative (story) Development, after attending this presentation, learner will be able to:
|6:00-6:15||Introduction to the Story Grammar Marker® Approach|
|6:15-6:30||Strands of Oral Language and the Link to Literacy|
|6:30-6:45||Elements of Narrative MACROStructure and MicroStructure|
|6:45-7:15||Participation: Readers’ theater & group analysis of a Narrative Episode utilizing The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch|
|7:15-7:45||Break Out Rooms: Practice retelling The Paper Bag Princess from the perspectives of Princess, Prince or Dragon|
|7:45-8:15||Stages of Narrative Development|
|8:15-8:45||Elements of the Discourse, Semantics, Syntax, Phonology, and Pragmatics strands of language|
|8:45-9:00||Participation: Cohesive Tie Activity and Sentence Complements|
|6:00-6:30||Perspective Taking, Inference and Theory of Mind with The Critical Thinking Triangle®|
|6:30-6:45||Links to Common Core Standards|
|6:45-7:00||Break Out Rooms: Personal Narratives|
|7:00-7:30||Participation: Analyze and monitor progress of Child’s Oral Retelling of Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder|
|7:30-8:00||Participation: Choose Children’s Literature Selections for each stage of narrative development|
|8:00-8:15||Participation: Connections to Expository (Information) Text|
|8:15-8:30||Assignment: Big Al by Andrew Clements – Complete Map and write 1 Macrostructure Goal and 1 Microstructure Goal|
|8:30-9:00||Question and Answer Session|
There is a fee for this course and it will be rescheduled if cancelled for any reason. If for any reason, the course is cancelled by MindWing Concepts (and can NOT be rescheduled), MindWing Concepts, Inc., will notify participants via email and refunds will be issued. If you are ill or there is another emergency and you are not able to attend on these dates, we will transfer your registration for the next available SGM® Master Class.
Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, has ownership interest in MindWing Concepts, and holds intellectual property rights and patents. Maryellen is employed as president of MindWing Concepts. In that capacity, she writes books, creates materials, consults, trains and presents.
No relevant non-financial relationships exist.
This presentation will focus exclusively on narrative development with the Story Grammar Marker® Approach and will not include information on other similar or related narrative development tools.
|This program is offered for a maximum of 0.6 ASHA CEUs (6 hours, Intermediate level; Professional area). No partial credit will be provided.|
Thank you to CRA Therapy, Inc. for providing ASHA CEUs for our
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SGM Certification Module 1 is a THREE-day (3-day) intensive training held at MindWing’s Springfield, MA location. It is for professionals who have already been using this approach and who have previously attended training with Maryellen Rooney Moreau and wish to increase their level of expertise in using MindWing’s Approach and who want to train directly with Maryellen Rooney Moreau, creator of the Story Grammar Marker®. This Certification will give participants the opportunity to use the methodology at an expert level with their students and clients. It will also give them the tools to mentor and in-service (within certain in-servicing parameters designated by MindWing Concepts, Inc.) within a school district, private practice or organization on the topic of the foundations of MindWing Concepts’ methodology.
Days one and two are designed as a roundtable, think-tank-type workshop. This certification module will cover research, specific areas of interest, techniques, and aspects of MindWing’s approach that go beyond a workshop. Maryellen will cover this Approach from early childhood (Braidy®) to elementary (SGM®), writing (Talk to Write, Write to LearnTM), expository text (ThemeMaker®) at the middle school level. It will also cover MindWing’s focus on Autism and social communication as well as make connections to the Common Core State Standards, text complexity, and data collection.
On day three Sean J. Sweeney, M.S., M.Ed., CCC-SLP, will join Maryellen to focus on integrating technology tools with the 7 Stages of Narrative Development and with 7 Expository Text structures: description, list, sequence, cause/effect, problem/solution, compare/contrast and persuasion/argument. Sean will combine Apps, Story Grammar Marker® & ThemeMaker® tools, children’s literature, expository selections and manipulatives as an engaging way to improve students’ oral expression, social communication, critical thinking, writing, and comprehension. Many Apps will be discussed, including the SGM® iPad App. For participants, this day will solidify progression of the stages and the trajectory of expository text structures as well as explores creative ways to elicit and develop oral language.
The major focus of all 3 days will be how to implement the methodology within any existing program and how to use MindWing’s approach with students—regardless of age, ability or culture, to provide instruction and intervention, while supporting the curriculum goals and standards and use data and progress monitoring.
1.8 ASHA CEUs Available
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The overarching topic will be Advanced Discourse. We will delve into techniques to use in the Pre-K through middle school ability level. Subtopics will include exploring the Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! applications, expository text, reciprocal teaching for the classroom, conversation repair, high level narratives, intervention strategies, progress monitoring and more.
Specifically, Maryellen will be asking each attendee to email her 5 topics/questions that they would like covered based on their experience since their last Module.
Module 2 will truly be tailored to your needs. Module 2 is exclusively for those persons who have attended SGM® Certification Module 1.
This 2-day, 12-hour, intensive, SGM® Certification Module 2 will be a small group, intensive, think-tank style session with Maryellen and 8-10 colleagues who are also graduates of Module 1. Mid-morning snack/coffee/tea, lunch and snacks both days will be included as well as dinner on Monday night for those staying over. ASHA CEUs will be available. There will also be handouts and materials included as always.
$695 each participant.
PURCHASE ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED. Please indicate name of the participant.