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Attainment Programs: ELSB, ERSB, Pathways to Literacy, and Building with Stories

February 13, 2018 8:30 am
February 13, 2018 11:30 am
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Lindsay Kiraly/ Amanda Beranek
Ext: 2415/ Ext: 2270

Presenters: John Sajdak, National and International Training and Accounts Manager

Intended Audience: Teachers, teaching assistants and other school staff who will be implementing any of these programs over the current school year.

Description: Attainment Literacy programs are research based programs suited for students with significant learning needs.

  • 1. ELSB a comprehensive literacy program that is designed for students at the earliest stage of reading development.  
  • 2. Building with Stories is a guided reading kit that complements the ELSB program.  
  • 3. ERSB is a comprehensive literacy program that takes students to a second grade reading level, and is often used as the next instructional program when students have graduated out or demonstrated mastery of many of the skills taught in the ELSB program.  
  • 4. Pathways to Literacy is a reading program designed for students with significant disabilities and provides strategies and materials for increasing awareness and engagement in story reading.
  • 5. The Early Numeracy Program is a math program targeted for elementary students with beginning math skills in number sense, including one to one correspondence, beginning addition, and patterning.

John will provide an overview of the programs and the instructional strategies used in these programs along with sharing how to track and assess students in these programs. If you are already using or plan to use the program, this is a good session for you. Please bring your attainment materials with you. 

Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Participants will understand the purpose and rationale of each of these Attainment programs, which includes the scope and sequence of essential skills taught
  • 2. Participants will learn the direct instruction teaching strategies and materials utilized for each.
  • 3. Participants will learn how to place students, monitor progress, and determine which programs are appropriate for their students

PD Hours: 3.0

Registration: 8:00 am to 8:30 am; Session: 8:30 am to 11:30 am


Starting this year, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is requiring IEIN numbers upon sign in to track your PD hours. NSSED will be complying by having this on the sign in sheets for all PD workshops. If you do not enter your PD hours through ELIS please disregard. 

If you do not know how to find your IEIN number you can find it by logging into the Educator Licensure Information System (ELIS) - it will be in the upper right corner of the page. This will soon become part of the registration process for future classes, so if you have completed a class with us we should have it on file from here on out.

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