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April 29, 2021
4:00 PM EST

Supporting Writing About Reading Practices that Provide Access to All

While we all know that it is important to have our students write down what they are thinking about as they read. And yet all too often, the writing we ask our kids to do becomes busywork, and does not show us what we want it to. Our students don’t find it meaningful and often dislike writing about reading intensely. Honestly, we often feel the same way. In this session, learn how we can create systems that support meaningful, sustainable work for our students to engage in while reading that can hold them accountable, show growth, and possibly even help our students love their books – and reading – even more.

June 3, 2021
4:00 PM EST

The Reading Life: Connecting, Classrooms, Libraries, and Communities Through Story

John Schumacher (AKA Mr. Schu) is known for his expertise in children’s literature and for igniting a passion to read. He will share his experiences in promoting a culture of reading among students, staff, and parents. Participants will walk away inspired to implement heart-growing literacy practices that will make the world better and brighter for their students and colleagues.

The Center for Literacy Development is a network created to support professional development initiatives in schools and communities from Pre-K through Grade 12. The Center Members are teachers, supervisors, administrators, coaches, interventionists in public, private, and charter schools.

The Center provides, presentations, coaching, evaluations, assessment, advice with the design of the literacy curriculum, and courses at school districts for those seeking a certification or degree.

On campus, we provide multiple programs throughout the year with outstanding scholars in the field of literacy. Our work is year round and designed to suit the needs of those who work with us. During 2017-2018, we presented 6 conferences. The Rutgers Reading and Writing Conference had 1100 professionals in attendance.    

We are interested in creating University Partnerships with schools.

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We offer a variety of services and programs to facilitate literacy development in our education system.

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