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Alyson Theriot

     Alyson Theriot is a truly captivating speaker. Her expertise is in Curriculum Alignment and Effective Teaching Strategies. She delivers entertaining yet practical messages that help increase teacher effectiveness.

      A former classroom teacher, curriculum facilitator, and past director of the Lafourche Parish's Curriculum Alignment Project, she is presently the Coordinator of Field Experiences for Nicholls State University. Under her direction, Lafourche Parish reshaped and revamped its current curriculum to align with national and state standards and benchmarks. She led the parish in developing work plans, which have been hailed as one of the most comprehensive teaching tools in the country.

     Alyson has experience as a university instructor in the areas of reading, planning, and effective teaching strategies. Her students would be the first to tell you that she's energetic, keeps her audience involved, and speaks of common sense strategies.

     Alyson has an M.Ed. in Reading Education and is Reading Recovery trained. She has spoken to hundreds of teachers nationally on topics such as balanced literacy, curriculum issues, non-graded learning reports, the Put Reading First initiative, and effective planning and teaching.

Topics Include:

  • Commonsense Curriculum Alignment
    • Does your district have a curriculum that is 100% aligned with national and state standards? See a step-by-step plan to effectively begin a curriculum alignment project in any district. Learn how to assess a current curriculum using a rubric. Examine one district’s curriculum work plans designed to help teachers minimize time spent on planning and maximize their instructional time. Leave with the knowledge needed to reform a district’s curriculum.
  • “How Do You Balance Balanced Literacy”
    • What does the term “balanced” refer to in a balanced literacy approach? Learn about the eight components of a balanced literacy program and how they relate to the five components of literacy learning in the Reading First Act. See samples of what a balanced literacy approach looks like in the elementary and middle school settings. Leave with the knowledge needed to balance your classroom approach to teaching literacy.
  • “Little Things Are BIG!”
    • What make the difference between just a great teacher and an excellent teacher? Learn easy, commonsense strategies to enhance teacher effectiveness school wide. Hear personal accounts of strategies used by facilitators to increase teacher effectiveness. Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference.
To request information on Alyson Theriot, e-mail atheriot@educationspeakersgroup.com

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