The Premier Literacy Suite is a set of software tools that provide support for individuals who find reading and writing a challenge. These tools can be used as an intervention for students experiencing difficulty in reading comprehension, spelling, and incompletion of written work in academic content classes (i.e. social studies, science, etc.)
Using text-to-speech with built-in voices, the Premier tools help students read websites, worksheets, emails, Word documents (and other text files) and PDF files. Not only can these files be read, but they can also be translated to provide multi-lingual support, as well as converted to audio files for use on a CD or MP3 player while away from the computer.
Students can also use the tools in Premier to enhance writing and study skills with features like word prediction, highlighting, integrated talking dictionary, spelling checks, notes extraction and document summarization.
The newest version of Premier (v.16) includes the addition of Cloud Connect, allowing students to access content stored in cloud-based services (such as Google Docs/Drive) and easily create new content using Premier tools to save to the Cloud.
This software is available to ALL BPS students. Brevard Public Schools owns an unlimited site license for all BPS-owned computers.
Objective: In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use several of the software tools in the Premier Literacy Suite (such as Talking Word Processor, Talking Dictionary, Universal Reader and Worksheet Wizard).
Target Group: Recommended for teachers working with students in grades 4-12.
Location: All workshops will be held at ESF in the 404 Computer Lab
Time: All workshops are 8:00 - 3:30
Instructor: Michelle Patterson
- Workshops are limited to 15 participants/session
- Substitute funds WILL be available through FDLRS
- Follow-up/Implementation Activity WILL be required
1st Semester Opportunities
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Download/View the Premier Literacy Suite Flyer - 1st Semester
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2nd Semester Opportunities
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Download/View the Premier Literacy Suite Flyer - 2nd Semester (2016)
NOTE: This training counts toward the 20-hour ESE training requirement for all Professional Certificate Renewals (Senate Bill 1108).