Posted Date: 09/20/2018
Phonics, Letters, Reading, and much more are our topics as hosts Jaime and Glen welcome ESSDACK Curriculum Consultant Robi Alstrom to Ep. 11 of EDventure Cast.
Robi Alstrom is an educational consultant and literacy specialist with ESSDACK who has experience at many levels of education. In addition to teaching both general education and special education at the secondary level, she has also taught English and psychology for community colleges. She has had the unique experience of serving as a reading interventionist for students in sixth through twelfth grades. Although she is well-versed in many aspects of literacy and instruction, her true passion is helping students who struggle in literacy become proficient readers.
Robi’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science Education and master’s degrees in English and Special Education in addition to certification in social studies and ESOL. Robi also has 15 hours of college credit in multi-sensory phonics and spelling. Prior to becoming an educational consultant and literacy specialist at ESSDACK, she taught English and social studies at the middle school, high school, and community college levels; managed an in-school mentoring program; served as an at-risk reading interventionist for students in grades 6 through 12, and taught special education reading and English.
Robi’s interest in the science of reading resulted from her desire to help her own children, who were struggling readers. As a result, she has spent the last 15 years studying reading research and attending trainings on effective literacy instruction. Because a reading difficulty impacts, so many aspects of education and life, Robi’s desire is to provide professional development for teachers, so they can deliver effective reading instruction, so all children can become proficient readers.
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