Structured Word Inquiry was started by Peter Bowers PhD, founder of the WordWorks Literacy Centre in Ontario, Canada. For most of his ten years as an elementary school teacher in international schools and in Canada, Peter shared the common view that English spelling is highly irregular and full of exceptions to be memorized. In his 9th year of teaching, Pete developed a new inquiry-based technique for teaching English to children grades PreK-5.
The Structured Word Inquiry Institute returns to Nueva for its sixth consecutive year. Nueva teachers join the conference as both participants and workshop leaders. They often coach attendees through the advanced level structured word inquiry courses and share learning experiences from their classrooms.
Nueva Structured Word Inquiry Coach, Rebecca Loveless will present for all five workshop days and provide institute attendees with practical examples of Nueva's SWI program.
"At its heart, SWI is guided by two principles: that the primary function of English spelling is to represent meaning through structure and that the conventions of English spelling are well ordered and reliable…”
Registration cost includes all materials and delicious breakfasts, lunches, and snacks each day.
All program participation fees are due in advance to confirm your registration and participation. Any cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Institute is eligible for Continuing Education Units.