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Our training empowers school leaders, teachers, tutors, and parents to teach every child to read. No exceptions.

Join us for a two-day training delivered by Colleen Somich, Head of Training America, former school leader and teacher (B.A., M.Ed., Sue Lehmann Award finalist 2009), New York University Adjunct Instructor. Colleen will share techniques learned from her time training hundreds of elementary schools across Australia, England, Mexico, Scotland, the UAE and the United States of America. This training provides inspiring practice sessions so everyone leaves ready to teach every child to read.



On Day 1, you will learn how to:
  • Make learning to read focused and fun
  • Use picture mnemonics to teach children to read and write 30 sounds in 2 months
  • Teach blending for reading and segmenting for spelling
  • Personalize tutoring for any child with just 5-10 minutes a day
  • Increase the speed of children’s word reading
  • Embed comprehension from the very beginning of teaching reading
  • Assess and group students to ensure instruction is taught in homogeneous groups according to their ‘reading stage, not their age’
  • Order resources easily to support your teachers and parents.
On Day 2, you will learn how to:
  • Continue to make learning to read focused and fun with storybooks matched to the sounds children know so they develop accuracy, speed and confidence
  • Use our unique 'three reads' approach to ensure that children love the story and can read it proudly with fluency and expression at home
  • Ensure that speaking and listening is at the heart of teaching
  • Provide the tools for your children to become confident writers: by the end of first grade children can write at length using ambitious vocabulary and good spelling
  • Pick up struggling readers and writers straight away with personalized tutoring
  • Embed consistent management strategies that speed up progress and ensure 100% participation.

Who should attend:

This training is open to teachers, tutors, school/ district leaders, and parents seeking fresh, research-based ways to teach reading effectively, efficiently, and enthusiastically. Pre-K/ K teachers looking for child-friendly ways to start their reading instruction at age 4/ 5 and intervention teachers teaching older and/ or ELL students would also greatly benefit from this training.


Training Details

10.00am - 4.30pm
25 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Arrive at 9.45am to sign-in. Please bring a state/ government issued photo ID to enter the building. There will be a 45-minute lunch break at 12pm. You are invited to bring your own lunch, or explore the local shops. Bring a water bottle to fill up at the fountains, if you'd like.


Training Costs


$550 per person

Register one month in advance for the Early Bird special of $525

Register three people for the price of two by attending the same training. 

Please contact Colleen Somich with any questions about this event - click here to emailor call 646.939.7271.



Date(s) Location Venue Availability Details and Booking
- New York, New York 25 Broadway, 12th Floor Available Details and Booking
- New York, New York 25 Broadway, 12th Floor Available Details and Booking

Limited space available, be sure to book your place early! It will be first-registered, first-seated, and we will keep a waitlist. Due to limited seats, the registration and payment are non-refundable after 10 days before the training date, but can be transferred to another person.

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