Fall Literacy Workshop (K - 8)

                                Keynote Speaker:  Lori Oczkus, Author

                                October 9, 2012 - Harre Union Ballroom     

                                                        8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Are you ready to revolutionize your teaching and dramatically improve the engagement and comprehension of ALL of your students while meeting the demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)?  Would you like to take comprehension to the next level so your students are the ones doing the work and using the strategies when they read on their own?  Many students decode and yet don't comprehend what they read.  The Fabulous Four, or reciprocal teaching strategies (Palincsar and Brown) predict, question, clarify and summarize work as a powerful package to begin to yield dramatic results in reading comprehension in as little as 15 days.  

This exciting NEW version of reciprocal teaching is loaded with dozens of new lessons for whole class, content area reading, guided reading, stations, and a practical Response to Intervention Model.  You'll experience first hand motivating lessons.  This model yields student growth of six months to two years in just three months.  Come to this practical hands-on, and entertaining, workshop to learn ideas you can use tomorrow to strengthen student comprehension using any reading materials.  

Lori Oczkus created quite the buzz at the spring IRA 57th Annual Convention as a Cutting Edge Research presenter and we are honored to have her present at the eighth annual literacy workshop.  Lori will address this year's theme Powerful Strategies to Improve Reading comprehension using reciprocal teaching.  Learn more about effective strategies to engage and inspire all students including reluctant readers, ESL students and gifted students.  The workshop is packed full of practical strategies that you can begin using the next day.    

In response to the economic times the University will offer a special group rate;  for every four paid registrations, a fifth teacher from the same school may attend for FREE.  All five attendees must be registered at the same time to receive the discount.  Discounts and early registration ends September 14, 2012.  It is the mission of the University to continue to serve teachers in the region. We encourage you to register early since space is limited.    

Workshop presented by VU Professional Educators Partnership (PEP).

*Registration is required.  


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