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Literacy Learning Series: Understanding Phonics

This course defines phonics and its critical role in ensuring students become successful readers. This is one course within the Jigsaw Learning Literacy Learning Series.
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Cheryl Gascoyne and Kathleen Robertson

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As a literacy specialist, Cheryl Gascoyne has designed, implemented, and supported school and district literacy initiatives. Her involvement as a Jigsaw Learning Associate has supported schools in coaching at the classroom level, facilitating district professional learning series, supporting leadership in schools, and providing resource support and implementation. She has had the opportunity to work in Pre-K settings through to high school and she is also experienced in teaching our First Nation, Metis and Inuit students. Cheryl has provided support and direction to new teachers and experienced teachers alike from universal classroom practice to designing specialized interventions for individual or small groups of students.

Kathleen Robertson joins Jigsaw Learning with more than 20 years of teaching experience and has successfully led literacy intervention, assessment and coaching in her own school also providing support to other schools when planning and designing their implementation of a comprehensive literacy framework. Her expertise in literacy has been developed through her roles as a classroom teacher, participant as a lead teacher on a literacy committee and most recently in her role as instructional and literacy coach at the Elementary level.Kathleen Robertson joins Jigsaw Learning with more than 20 years of teaching experience and has successfully led literacy intervention, assessment and coaching in her own school also providing support to other schools when planning and designing their implementation of a comprehensive literacy framework. Her expertise in literacy has been developed through her roles as a classroom teacher, participant as a lead teacher on a literacy committee and most recently in her role as instructional and literacy coach at the Elementary level.
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