Alice Nine's Professional Development Center

  • Enroll now for September and October PD with Alice Nine

    Enroll for Blended PD -- LIVE Workshop with Online Sessions.

    Enrollments for LIVE Workshop Sessions are stictly limited for small group. Contact Alice Nine (johnny@nine-enterprises.com) to reserve your place(s).

    Enroll for the Online Only PD.

    Anywhere, anytime 24/7 access for your convenience with personal feedback.

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    Johnny Can Spell Start-Up
    (click Blended PD for flyer)
     


    Enjoy a combination of extended online Sessions and a full day LIVE (face-to-face)  -- the perfect blended professional development.

    Online Sessions
    Begin immediately. Work at a learning pace that works for you. Experience routines and rituals, step-by-step with simulated lessons. Examine teaching points and instruction helps. Receive personal feedback. Access available through your initial implementation stage.

    LIVE on September 26, 2017
    Understand how JCS provides ELAR instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, handwriting, spelling, vocabulary during integrated lessons. Experience, as a student, the rituals and routines of a lesson -- what they look / feel / sound like. There are no prerequisites for attending the LIVE day on Sept 26.

    BONUS: TouchPoint Modules, online for continuing support 
during implementation.

    Click HERE to view / print outline of the online sessions.

    Space is limited. Enroll now.

    Registration Form

    If you cannot attend the workshop day at El Paso Radisson, you can enroll for just the online sessions. More information HERE.

     

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  • Snippety Grammar 4 Editing STAARs
    (click for Workshop flyer)

    September 27, 2017

    It’s called SNIPPETY because it's grammar snippets in mini-lessons and bite-sized practices using anchor lessons and anchor charts daily rituals and routines to develop editing skills. 

    Learn how to

    • Read like proofreader
    • Identify and fix fragments / run-ons
    • Eradicate word usage confusion,
         e.g., to/too/two; their/there/they’re
    • Process critical spelling rules,
         e.g., hoping or hopping
    • Develop editing skills with practice routines

    Online Resources:  Have you ever left a workshop with a pile of resources to sort through?

    Well, in this workshop, instead of that pile of papers or 3" binder, you will have the resources at your finger tips online to print or save. Detailed procedures are given for activities, sometimes with variations. There are even a few videos to show how it is done.

    Space is limited! Enroll now!

    Registration Form.

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  • Writing STAAR Essays
    (click for Blended PD flyer)

    This is blended PD:  Online Sessions and a Day on location (Radisson, El Paso).

    LIVE on October 20, 2017

    During the day with Alice Nine, you will write STAAR expository essays (4th grade) and a record 
of your thinking with an eye on recreating mentor essays in your classroom. You will learn how to—

      • Use the prompt to write a clear central idea statement
      • Use Alice Nine’s X-Builder for body
      • Write a conclusion that completes the essay
      • Plan STAAR essay practice in bite-sized pieces
      • Experience the instructional activities in real time
      • Receive online access to resources

    Space is limited! Enroll now!

    Registration Form.

    If you cannot attend the day at El Paso Radisson, you can enroll for just the online sessions. More information HERE.

     

  • Interactive Poetry Notebook
    (click for Workshop flyer)

    October 26, 2017

    Learn about Alice Nine's five lesson cycle: listening, visualizing, reading, noticing, working with words, examining the craft, digging for meaning, using text evidence, responding to literature. All with a poem.

    * Create Teacher’s Edition of Interactive Poetry Notebook
    • Experience the instructional activities in real time
    • Make connections to Reading TEKS
    • Examine STAAR connections
    • Review basics of poetry

    Receive online access to resources:
       Have you ever left a workshop with a pile of resources to sort through?
     
      
    Well, in this workshop, instead of that pile of papers or 3" binder, you will
       have the resources at your finger tips online. Also, photos of Alice Nine's
       personal notebook are included.

    Visit Alice Nine's blog, Talking with Letters, to view how-to posts about Day One and Day Two in her Interactive Poetry Notebook.

    pages from Alice Nine's personal notebook

    Space is limited!  Enroll now!

    Registration Form.

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    We post all venues -- onsite and online.

  • What is Johnny Can Spell?  Read more here.

    Johnny Can Spell Training
         click links for printable documents

    Check out our on-line Johnny Can Spell Training.
        Go to the Course Categories box on right side of this screen.
        Click Johnny Can Spell Courses to read more.
        Click for Outline of Johnny Can Spell Start-Up course

    The 70 Orton phonograms taught in Johnny Can Spell

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    Northwest Instructional 'N Educational Enterprises, Inc., founded by Alice Nine in 1987, is dedicated to advancing English literacy skills by enabling teachers and parents through training and resources. Read more . . .