Bridge the Gap Professional Development Webinar
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Bridge the Gap Professional Development Webinar
Presented by: Lori Jurjovec & Kelsi Lundvall
Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Session Location:
Virtual Online, Any location, AB GET DIRECTIONS
About the Session:

The Bridge the Gap professional development webinar provided by one of the authors, shares an in-depth understanding of the assessments and lessons included in Bridge the Gap: Phonemic Awareness Intervention Lessons.

Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the lesson components, assessments, and activities included in the intervention manual.

An outline of the training is as follows:

  1. What is Phonemic Awareness? Defining Phonological and Phonemic Awareness and how it is different from Phonics.
  1. Why is Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Important? An overview of the research behind the need for explicit phonemic awareness instruction in older learners that struggle with word reading.
  1. How can the lessons be implemented in an Intervention?
  2. Assess: Defining the structure and components of the curriculum:
  3. Review Table of Contents
  4. Placement Assessment
  5. Administering placement assessment and planning for instruction
  6. Design: Review the Lesson Structure and Explicit Instruction included:
  7. Anchor Lessons
  8. Lesson Focus
  9. Teacher Tips and Hand motions
  10. Assessments
  11. Implement: Understanding the 3 Parts of curriculum:

Part 1: Phoneme Isolation

Part 2: Blending and Segmenting

Part 3: Phoneme Manipulation

  1. Next Steps:
  2. Continued support in PA & how to support learners proficient in PA but continue to struggle with word reading.
  3. Questions & Answers
About the Presenter(s):
Lori Jurjovec

Lori Jurjovec is an experienced teacher and dyslexia instructor. Lori taught at the elementary level for 6 years before becoming a private tutor. She has worked with learners aged pre-K through adult. Lori has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University. She is also a certified Orton-Gillingham Instructor holding a Dyslexia Certificate from The Dyslexia Training Institute in San Diego, California. Lori is passionate about providing reading instruction that is rooted in the science of reading.

Kelsi Lundvall

Kelsi is an experienced teacher and elementary administrator. She taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st Grade over the course of her teaching career and spent five years as an Assistant Principal/Instructional Coach to Kindergarten and First Grade teachers. Kelsi earned a bachelor's degree in both Psychology and Spanish from Washington and Lee University and a masters degree in Early Childhood Education from American University. She also has an ELA certificate of endorsement and over seven years of experience supporting bilingual learners.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Learning Coaches/Accompagnateur pédagogique, Teachers/Enseignant

Grade Level:

K-3/Maternelle à 3