Teacher Training Institute

Spend a week on the Monterey Peninsula and earn a certificate in Structured Literacy. Building on over three decades of experience addressing the needs of children with languagebased learning differences, Chartwell announces the addition of the Chartwell School Structured Literacy Teacher Training Institute. For years, Chartwell has offered teacher training classes and workshops. The passage of California Education Code Section 56335(a), demands that schools provide dyslexic students with specific educational services. According to the new law, this means “an evidence-based, multisensory, direct, explicit, structured, and sequential approach to instructing pupils who have dyslexia.” Each of these terms has a specific meaning and, taken together, constitute approaches called “Structured Literacy.”

The Chartwell Way: Structured Literacy Teacher Training Institute

There are two program options available to meet your needs. During the Morning Intensive, Chartwell faculty will train you to implement the successful methods that we have honed during the past three decades.

The Afternoon Practicum presents an opportunity for hands-on experience with struggling readers under the guidance of a Chartwell Master Teacher. Educators enrolled in the Afternoon Practicum will have the unique opportunity to practice their newly-acquired conceptual and foundational knowledge in an actual classroom setting while students will be able to benefit from a one-on-one reading tutorial and significantly increase reading strategies. This approach is known as The Chartwell Way.

You will earn a Chartwell Structured Literacy Certificate and Continuing Education Credits.

Two duplicate sessions of the morning and afternoon programs will be offered. Session 1 will run June 18-22. Session 2 will run June 25-29.

Morning Intensive and Afternoon Practicum
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
32 hours
Monday to Friday (no Practicum on Fridays)
Includes course materials, light breakfast, lunch (M to Th)

Morning Intensive only
8 a.m. to Noon
20 hours
Monday to Friday
Includes all course materials and light breakfast

For multiple registrations from one school or to request billing via other methods, please contact Katia Stornetta in the Business Office at 831-394-3468 ext. 1028 or kstornetta@chartwell.org.

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Jodi Amaditz is the Dean of Academics at Chartwell School. She moved to Monterey from Connecticut with her family last year. Prior to her work at Chartwell, Jodi taught special education at Somers Middle School in Westchester, New York and was a learning specialist at the BWL school in Manhattan. She holds her Masters Degree from Columbia University Teacher’s College and is certified in various Orton Gillinghambased approaches. Over the past twenty years, Jodi has worked with more than 400 students challenged by dyslexia.

Billy Swift is the Head of the High School having joined Chartwell in 2012 as a middle school faculty member. In 2013, he was appointed as Dean of Students for the high school, a position he held until assuming the role of Interim Head and finally being named as Head of High School in 2016. Prior to Chartwell, Billy was a teacher and case manager at Landmark School near Boston, MA which is a leading boarding and day school specializing in language-based learning disabilities. Billy also taught for two years at the Learning Center for Deaf Children. Billy received an MFA from Lesley College and a Master of Science in Education from Simmons College.

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