CANCELED: Understanding the How and Why of Sound Walls

February 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
ESC of Lake Erie West
Debbie Nagel, M.Ed. and Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S., SST 1 Consultants

Discover why sound walls should replace word walls in the classroom to strengthen phonological and orthographic skills and explore effective ways to implement sound walls to benefit all children including English language learners and students with disabilities.

You will learn how to set up and effectively use a sound wall with the purpose of elevating daily Tier I instruction for all students by reviewing 44 speech sounds (including 18 vowel sounds) and providing spelling options for each sound. This daily review helps aromaticity in student ability to access the sounds and match spelling to each sound.

This one-day training is an extension of both the SST 1 Emergent Literacy Series and Heggerty professional learning courses.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Debbie Nagel, M.Ed. and Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • K-2 teams comprised of teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators
    Administrators are required to attend with their team.

Dates & Registration

Friday, February 4 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This training has been canceled.
Tuesday, March 29 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

* Note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, in-person training may be suspended. You will be contacted if your session is modified or canceled. Masks and social distancing are required for in-person meetings.


For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Heather Gaskins

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins