Annual workshops reach educators at all levels.
These day-long workshops have benefited area educators for more than a decade. They are designed to bring cutting-edge research that models best practices for teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators to practicing educators in the community. Each year, practicing K-12 administrators and teachers provide input on the theme and keynote speakers invited to sponsored events.
|Harre Union Ballroom|
- The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading
- Literacy Footprints: A Complete System for Supporting Guided Reading
- The Guided Reading Teacher’s Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters, and Teaching Points
- Next Step Guided Reading Assessment
Jan Richardson, Ph.D., a leading expert in guided reading, is a former K-12 teacher, reading specialist, Reading Recovery teacher leader, and staff developer. She currently is an educational consultant, providing presentations and classroom demonstrations across the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Richardson’s best-selling Next Step collection includes The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading; Literacy Footprints: A Complete System for Supporting Guided Reading; The Guided Reading Teacher’s Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters, and Teaching Points; Next Step Guided Reading in Action video suite; and Next Step Guided Reading Assessment.
Past Keynote Speakers
Jan Burkins & Kim Yaris
"Who's Doing the Work? - How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More"
"Close Reading, Lessons for Analyzing Text--and Life"
"It's Not the Technology, Its the THINKING"
"Comprehension Strategies that Work"
"The Importance of Vocabulary as a Predictor of Student Success"