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PHocus on PHonology – The Why, What, and How of Phonological Instruction 

Friday April 3, 2020

Due to the current need to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) our annual lecture at Nashua Community College will now be a FREE live streamed event. Those who attend the live stream event are eligible to receive a 2-hour certificate of attendance FREE. Please register by clicking the link below and an email will be sent with instructions on how to view this live streamed event. This event will not be recorded. All attendees must attend during the time and day noted above.

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Dr. Carol Tolman


Carol Tolman, Ed.D, was awarded a doctorate in Educational Psychology with a concentration in literacy and has been a consultant at the state, district, and school levels for over 15 years. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Tolman was a classroom teacher and Special Educator with more than 25 years of experience in public schools at the elementary and secondary levels. She spent 12 of those years designing and implementing an innovative, exemplary reading clinic for academically challenged middle and high school students.

In addition to spearheading many successful, long-term literacy initiatives throughout the country, Dr. Tolman has published Working Smarter, Not Harder: What Teachers of Reading Need to Know and Be Able to Do and The Relationship between Teacher Knowledge and Effective RtI: When we Know Better, we Do Better (IDA Perspectives). Carol is co-author of LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) Presenter’s Kits, co-author of LETRS Modules 1, 2nd Edition, co-author of LETRS Module 10, 2nd Edition, and co-author with Dr. Louisa Moats of the LETRS 3rd Edition series of text and on-line supports for teachers of reading and spelling. Dr. Tolman has presided over the LETRS Leadership Board, created LETRS On-Line, and provides LETRS Trainer of Trainer (TOT) workshops to prepare others for the rigorous study involved in becoming a Certified Local LETRS Trainer. Dr. Tolman has presented internationally in China and Australia and is passionate about the importance of empowering teachers with the knowledge necessary to impact change for all children.

NHIDA Offers 2 webinars – January 2019

For more information, click on title below:


  • Story Form Comprehension (4th – adult) – 4-hour recorded webinar


  • Story Form: Literature Connection (k-5th) – 5-hour recorded webinar



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