Enjoy an exceptional day of professional development with other early literacy educators.EARLY LITERACY/CLASSROOM TEACHER STRAND: Jan Burkins
Morning Session: Who’s Doing the Work? Listening to Readers and Understanding the Reading Process
Learn to consider nuances to each individual reader’s process that will help inform text selection and help you make decisions about how to best teach your students so that what you teach sticks!
Afternoon Session: Who’s Doing the Work? Teaching to Transfer and Independence
Simple adjustments to instruction can lead to powerful shifts in student engagement and empower students to do the work of becoming better readers. Examine your instruction and identify places where you are doing the work for students, creating dependency, and interfering with student growth in
READING RECOVERY STRAND: Jeff Williams
Morning Session: Knowing Why: The When, Where, What, and How of Word Work Across a Lesson
This session focuses on understanding the why behind word work procedures that fosters better understandings of when, where, what, and how to implement powerful decisions.
Afternoon Session: Book Introductions: You Can’t Get Out What You Didn’t Put In!
This session will explore writing of effective text introductions, for both fiction and nonfiction, that focus on M, S, and V as input so that you see them as outputs for effective processing.
KEYNOTE MESSAGE “Tales of a Troublemaker” by Mike Wohnoutka Mike Wohnoutka was a troublemaker when he was in grade school (principals still make him nervous). Fortunately, he had wonderful teachers, from Head Start through High School, that nurtured his love for drawing. Mike will share stories of his childhood that lead him to a career in creating children’s books and talk about some of the ups and downs of navigating the publishing business. He will also go through the writing and illustration process, from his initial sketches through the final paintings, of his latest books: “Croc & Turtle” and “So Big”