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CENTER FOR LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
2021 SPRING WEBINAR SERIES
March 18, 2021
4:00 PM EST
The great debate concerning how best to teach reading began decades ago and continues. In this session the Panelists, Dr. David Pearson (Berkeley), and Dr. Tim Rasinski (Kent State University) will present issues related to the Science of Reading and how it can be put in to practice with the Art of Teaching Reading. Some questions to be answered are:
What do we need to follow in the Science of Reading?
How do we deﬁne the art of reading instruction and why is it important?
What does the science and art of reading instruction look like in the classroom?
We must teach with the science but also our heads and our hearts. The individual diﬀerences in children must include an artful manner of presentation of instruction.
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.
What We Do
We offer a variety of services and programs to facilitate literacy development in our education system.
- Professional Development
- Conferences and Events
- Hybrid and Online Courses
- Tutoring Programs
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