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15 Minute Phonics in Motion Overview

Ready to learn about how Phonics in Motion can enhance your current reading and writing practices or provide you entire routines for any student's literacy needs?

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15-Hour Professional Development Training

This go-at-your-own-pace professional development course combines what we know about best practices for teaching reading and writing in the Early Childhood classroom with practical application for any teacher.

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Already have a literacy program?

Many schools don't have a choice to change their curriculum but love how engaging Phonics in Motion is. Book a consultation to see how Phonics in Motion can be combined with any other literacy program that isn't meeting your current needs.

Everybody should consider Phonics in Motion because it works and it works for any child. It is a system that is highly effective and highly engaging, it's something that's integrated into the school day all day, every day.

Margaret Watson,
 Former Elementary School
Administrator, Literacy Consultant &
LETRS Trainer

Our Trainers

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Becky Roberts holds a PhD in Urban Education and has worked as a teacher in Euclid City Schools, where she has also served as an Instructional Coach. During her time in the classroom, she utilized PIM as a Kindergarten teacher and as a 3rd grade teacher.

In addition to her experience as a teacher, Becky has provided professional development sessions for various educational organizations, including Euclid City Schools, Mentor Public Schools, McKeon Group, ESC, Zoom Pilot Sessions, and Lake Erie College LEAP program.

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Elizabeth is an experienced early childhood education teacher and Preschool Director. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Reading Endorsement from John Carroll University and has a Master of Education degree from Notre Dame College.

She has spent most of her career in the kindergarten classroom with some time spent in reading intervention and as a Preschool Director.

Elizabeth has been using Phonics in Motion for 20 years. Now she provides training to teachers in early childhood settings, helps to develop online resources, and provides one-on-one support to those in her own programs.

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Maria is a registered early childhood educator from Canada who works as a family and child center facilitator and has taught kindergarten in Ontario, which is a 2-year program for children ages 4-6 in an ECE/certified teacher partnership. Maria has also worked as an early years curriculum writer for a private education company.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, as well as her ECE diploma from Fanshawe College. Maria also has plans to pursue her Master’s degree in education in the near future.

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Dr. Terry Kindervater is the creator and founder of Phonics in Motion. An educator for over 40 years, she combined her classroom experience with professional knowledge to create a solution to the literacy challenges faced by both teachers and students.

Born out of the classroom, Phonics in Motion was developed to support teachers in efficiently teaching all pillars of early literacy without relying on multiple, siloed programs. As Tim Raskinski said, “It is my belief that the science of reading and the art of teaching must go hand in hand, with the teacher and the student at the forefront of the equation.”

When building Phonics in Motion, she was highly invested in developing routines that integrated all pillars of early literacy, while remaining meaningful and authentic in the classroom. Thus, Dr. Kindervater created a unique method for kids to make connections between phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension using a simplified, engaging process.

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