"Connections" is a systematic, multi-sensory research-based approach to teaching the phonology, decoding, and reading skills of the English language.
The Conway school district sent 40 participants to be trained in preparing, implementing, and conducting the components of Connections lessons which include decoding, encoding, word recognition, fluency and comprehension.
The newly-trained teachers say this is just one more way they can reach students.
"We were blessed to receive such great training. I feel like I have another tool in my toolbox to use for students who just need a different approach to learning," says Instructional Facilitator Shannon Riner. "I am seeing progress with my kids! Several times a week I hear, “I love coming to your group” That makes it all worth it!"