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Published on May 18, 2009

Author: mindwingconcepts

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Sample of proposals that are sent to school districts who wish to contract MindWing for Professional Development workshops.

What does MindWing Concepts do? MindWing Concepts provides highly interactive professional development workshops and multisensory materials for public school districts, private schools, early childhood settings and parents around the globe. Our goal is to give every child- regardless of age, ability or culture – the skills to think, communicate & learn effectively in order to achieve academic and social success. MindWing Concepts, Inc was founded in Springfield, MA by a speech and language pathologist to further her passion: giving children the skills to be successful in school and in life. Our methodology is rooted in language development, specifically the discourse level of language to include conversation, narration (stories) and exposition (information text). Problems at the discourse level are evident when students experience difficulties using language to think, communicate and learn. Our methodology effectively targets cognitive, linguistic and social skills – simultaneously! In addition to improving literacy skills, this method enables children to learn to “tell their story,” recognize emotions and motivations of others, take perspective, build empathy, convey information and resolve conflicts in life. These are the skills that are essential for positive, contributing members of society both in the workplace and in interpersonal relationships with family and friends. Educators and parents implement our methodology often with the goal of assisting children with the fundamental areas of literacy: speaking, writing and comprehension. However, in addition to academic achievement, they realize that the social impact of MindWing’s methodology is extraordinary. Sheila Moreau, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Professional Development Coordinator Direct: 617 839 2217 Office: 888 228 9746 Fax: 413 734 0075 Email: smmoreau@mindwingconcepts.com How can MindWing’s methodology and tools impact your child and your students? Educators & parents can use MindWing’s methodology & tools to help children develop the oral language skills necessary for: Communication Comprehension Oral expression Problem solving Critical thinking We contract with school districts around the world to provide instructional materials, workshops, training and classroom coaching for: Classroom teachers Speech language pathologists Early childhood educators Special educators Literacy coaches Reading specialists School psychologists Parents Our research-based methodology and hands-on tools are designed for early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students throughout the curriculum. Our focus is helping ALL children in general (and special) education classrooms - especially those classified as/diagnosed with: English Language Learners “ At-risk,” Language Learning Disabilities Autism Spectrum Disorders Homeless Children Victims of Trauma, Abuse and Neglect Over this past year alone, we have provided over 100 professional development trainings for staff and parents in school districts throughout the United States and Canada . The following list is a sampling of these districts: Orange County Public Schools (FL) Macomb Intermediate School District (MI) Clark County School District (NV) Littleton Public Schools (CO) New York City Board of Education Spokane Public Schools (WA) Ludlow Public Schools (MA) Lafayette School Corp. (IN) Greenville Public Schools (SC) Salem Keizer School District (OR) Cobb County Public Schools (GA) Granite School District (UT) Pinellas County Public Schools (FL) State of Georgia Early Intervention (GLRS) Thames Valley District School Board (Ontario, Canada) Who uses our Products & Services? Writing Perspective-taking Social interaction Empathy building Conveying & organizing information

Educators & parents can use MindWing’s methodology & tools to help children develop the oral language skills necessary for:

Communication

Comprehension

Oral expression

Problem solving

Critical thinking

We contract with school districts around the world to provide instructional materials, workshops, training and classroom coaching for:

Classroom teachers

Speech language pathologists

Early childhood educators

Special educators

Literacy coaches

Reading specialists

School psychologists

Parents

Our research-based methodology and hands-on tools are designed for early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students throughout the curriculum. Our focus is helping ALL children in general (and special) education classrooms - especially those classified as/diagnosed with:

English Language Learners

“ At-risk,”

Language Learning Disabilities

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Homeless Children

Victims of Trauma, Abuse and Neglect

Over this past year alone, we have provided over 100 professional development trainings for staff and parents in school districts throughout the United States and Canada . The following list is a sampling of these districts:

Orange County Public Schools (FL)

Macomb Intermediate School District (MI)

Clark County School District (NV)

Littleton Public Schools (CO)

New York City Board of Education

Spokane Public Schools (WA)

Ludlow Public Schools (MA)

Lafayette School Corp. (IN)

Greenville Public Schools (SC)

Salem Keizer School District (OR)

Cobb County Public Schools (GA)

Granite School District (UT)

Pinellas County Public Schools (FL)

State of Georgia Early Intervention (GLRS)

Thames Valley District School Board (Ontario, Canada)

Writing

Perspective-taking

Social interaction

Empathy building

Conveying & organizing information

Presenter’s Biography Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP is the Founder and President of MindWing Concepts. Over the past 35 years of her professional career, she has held positions that led her to developing a methodology to give children the skills to be successful in school and in life. In the early 1970s, she began her career as a School-Based Speech Language Pathologist in the Hartford Public Schools where she taught the first Language Disabilities Class in the city. In the late 1970s she accepted a position as Assistant Professor at American International College (AIC) where she taught courses in Speech & Language Development to students getting their degree in early childhood education, elementary education, special education & reading. In the mid-1980s, while at the college she became a Diagnostician at the Curtis Blake Child Development Center where she spear-headed their public school outreach component. Concurrently she served as Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development at the Curtis Blake Day School for children with language learning disabilities. In 1991 she created the Story Grammar Marker® -after years if research and practice- and was awarded a United States patent. Moreau then founded MindWing Concepts to further her passion: teaching children to think and communicate. Moreau is a nationally recognized presenter having provided professional development to thousands of educators throughout the United States and Canada. MindWing Concepts’ tools are in the hands of over a half million children worldwide. How to Make a "Cold" Re-Telling "Hot!" Narrative Intervention in Elementary School This highly interactive professional development workshop will focus on narrative development for: re-telling, telling, writing and comprehending stories as well as for social-emotional growth. Beyond the “Wh” questions and common graphic organizers, the presenter will demonstrate a cognitive-linguistic-social approach for the “why” questions: motivations, feelings, plans – all necessary for the development of critical thinking skills. Other areas of focus for this hands-on approach are the main idea, the plot diagram, beginning-middle-end and “story sparkle” such as: conjunctions, linguistic & mental state verbs, adverbs and adjectives. The presenter will also delineate assessment and progress monitoring measures for re-telling and writing stories. This approach is appropriate Pre-K through Elementary school children in general education as well as with children with Language Learning Disorders, English Language Learners, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and children who are Victims of Trauma, Abuse and Neglect in therapy, classroom and/or clinical settings. Learner Outcomes - The participant will be able to: List and define the components and development of a narrative episode (story macrostructure), Assist student in expanding use of elaborated noun phrases, cohesive ties and adverbs for the formulation of sentences within the episode (“story sparkle” microstructure), Generate “Wh” questions for use in Read Alouds & Think Alouds to scaffold storytelling and listening comprehension Identify and connect the narrative components that refer to Critical Thinking: character motivations, feelings & plans Assess students’ oral & written language, inform instruction and monitor student progress Use Narrative Intervention as part of Tiers 2 & 3 of an RtI Model Create developmental lessons using children’s literature Analyze children’s literature for narrative structure and develop a corresponding mini-lesson

Presenter’s Biography

Maryellen Rooney Moreau, M.Ed. CCC-SLP is the Founder and President of MindWing Concepts. Over the past 35 years of her professional career, she has held positions that led her to developing a methodology to give children the skills to be successful in school and in life. In the early 1970s, she began her career as a School-Based Speech Language Pathologist in the Hartford Public Schools where she taught the first Language Disabilities Class in the city. In the late 1970s she accepted a position as Assistant Professor at American International College (AIC) where she taught courses in Speech & Language Development to students getting their degree in early childhood education, elementary education, special education & reading. In the mid-1980s, while at the college she became a Diagnostician at the Curtis Blake Child Development Center where she spear-headed their public school outreach component. Concurrently she served as Coordinator of Intervention Curriculum and Professional Development at the Curtis Blake Day School for children with language learning disabilities. In 1991 she created the Story Grammar Marker® -after years if research and practice- and was awarded a United States patent. Moreau then founded MindWing Concepts to further her passion: teaching children to think and communicate. Moreau is a nationally recognized presenter having provided professional development to thousands of educators throughout the United States and Canada. MindWing Concepts’ tools are in the hands of over a half million children worldwide.

How to Make a "Cold" Re-Telling "Hot!" Narrative Intervention in Elementary School

This highly interactive professional development workshop will focus on narrative development for: re-telling, telling, writing and comprehending stories as well as for social-emotional growth. Beyond the “Wh” questions and common graphic organizers, the presenter will demonstrate a cognitive-linguistic-social approach for the “why” questions: motivations, feelings, plans – all necessary for the development of critical thinking skills. Other areas of focus for this hands-on approach are the main idea, the plot diagram, beginning-middle-end and “story sparkle” such as: conjunctions, linguistic & mental state verbs, adverbs and adjectives. The presenter will also delineate assessment and progress monitoring measures for re-telling and writing stories. This approach is appropriate Pre-K through Elementary school children in general education as well as with children with Language Learning Disorders, English Language Learners, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and children who are Victims of Trauma, Abuse and Neglect in therapy, classroom and/or clinical settings.

Learner Outcomes - The participant will be able to:

List and define the components and development of a narrative episode (story macrostructure),

Assist student in expanding use of elaborated noun phrases, cohesive ties and adverbs for the formulation of sentences within the episode (“story sparkle” microstructure),

Generate “Wh” questions for use in Read Alouds & Think Alouds to scaffold storytelling and listening comprehension

Identify and connect the narrative components that refer to Critical Thinking: character motivations, feelings & plans

Assess students’ oral & written language, inform instruction and monitor student progress

Use Narrative Intervention as part of Tiers 2 & 3 of an RtI Model

Create developmental lessons using children’s literature

Analyze children’s literature for narrative structure and develop a corresponding mini-lesson

1 tabbed three-ring loose leaf Teacher's Manual 1 plush Braidy™ story doll (please specify skin tone*) Five wristbands for student participation 1 Mesh icon storage bag 4 "character" changes: girl, boy, dog, rabbit 1 Our Friend Braidy Interactive Poster™ 1 Braidy Classroom Literacy Planner™ 1 Bunch of Braidys (18" x 24") laminated Poster™ 1 Bunch of Braidys (8.5" x 11") laminated Mini  Poster™ 1 Build-A-Braidy™ Pad 1 Tutorial DVD 1 Manual Companion CD-Rom (printable maps!) One tabbed three-ring loose leaf guide, including organizational maps, lessons and children's literature references One 24" Teacher Story Grammar Marker®q with movable icons Ten 8" Student Story Grammar Markers® One Language/Literacy Development Checklists™ One 33-piece set of MindWing Icon Magnets™ with carrying pouch One each: Complete Episode™, Critical Thinking Triangle™, Classroom Pragmatics™, "Feelings", and Episode Organizer (18" x 24") Posters™ One each: Complete Episode™, Critical Thinking Triangle™, Classroom Pragmatics™, "Feelings", and Episode Organizer™ (8.5" x 11") laminated Mini Posters™ One Tutorial DVD One Manual Companion CD-Rom (printable maps!) Braidy the StoryBraid™ Kit Pre-K -Grade 2 Story Grammar Marker ® Kit Grades 3- 5 Put Professional Development into Practice with MindWing’s Instructional Materials... MindWing’s Data Collection & Progress Monitoring Process: Linking MindWing’s Tools To the Teaching-Learning Cycle is the newest addition to MindWing’s products and services (includes Manual & Cd-Rom). MindWing’s tools such as SGM®, Braidy™, TTW, WTL™ and ThemeMaker® provide the intervention necessary for oral language development, comprehension, writing, critical thinking, and pragmatics. With States mandating Response-to-Intervention initiatives and the necessity of schools to make AYP, now, more than ever, there is a strong focus on tracking student progress & collecting data inform instruction. It is the analysis, interpretation and use of the data that will ultimately make the difference for the child! MindWing’s Data Collection and Progress Monitoring Process™ was created for use with MindWing’s tools and it includes Assessment Protocols such as: progress monitoring forms & charts, narrative sampling guides, checklists & rubrics for pre-school through middle school, goals & benchmarks and MindWing Concepts’ Authentic Assessment. These protocols include observation of dramatic play scenarios, simple picture walks, personal narratives and children’s drawings, telling, retelling, and writing stories and answering literal and inferential questions. These assessment/data collection tools will add to your language sampling toolbox, thus strengthening your expertise in making connections between language assessment and the language/literacy applications required for academic and social success in the general education classroom. (optional)

1 tabbed three-ring loose leaf Teacher's Manual

1 plush Braidy™ story doll (please specify skin tone*)

Five wristbands for student participation

1 Mesh icon storage bag

4 "character" changes: girl, boy, dog, rabbit

1 Our Friend Braidy Interactive Poster™

1 Braidy Classroom Literacy Planner™

1 Bunch of Braidys (18" x 24") laminated Poster™

1 Bunch of Braidys (8.5" x 11") laminated Mini  Poster™

1 Build-A-Braidy™ Pad

1 Tutorial DVD

1 Manual Companion CD-Rom (printable maps!)

One tabbed three-ring loose leaf guide, including organizational maps, lessons and children's literature references

One 24" Teacher Story Grammar Marker®q with movable icons

Ten 8" Student Story Grammar Markers®

One Language/Literacy Development Checklists™

One 33-piece set of MindWing Icon Magnets™ with carrying pouch

One each: Complete Episode™, Critical Thinking Triangle™, Classroom Pragmatics™, "Feelings", and Episode Organizer (18" x 24") Posters™

One each: Complete Episode™, Critical Thinking Triangle™, Classroom Pragmatics™, "Feelings", and Episode Organizer™ (8.5" x 11") laminated Mini Posters™

One Tutorial DVD

One Manual Companion CD-Rom (printable maps!)

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