DONALYN MILLER

December 6, 2018 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Douglass Student Center

New Brunswick, NJ

Creating Strong Readers in a Classroom Reading Community with Voice and Choice Readers enjoy talking about books with other readers. Discussions about books helps to create a community of readers and fosters a sense of belonging.  Donalyn will present how to empower students to respond authentically to what they read which will make them stronger readers.  She will discuss how to help children with choosing books which is engaging.   She examines research about the benefits of students having the opportunity to respond to what they read and how this increases reading motivation and comprehension.  Finally Ms. Miller will discuss the importance of classroom libraries providing access to books that correspond with student’s academic and personal interests. She will also introduce us to current and engaging new books that are a must for your school.

Registration: $150 https://RutgersCenterforLiteracyDevelopment.cvent.com 

PENNY KITTLE

January 15, 2019 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

College Avenue Student Center

New Brunswick, NJ

Teaching Poetry to Transform Thinking About Writing Poetry is big thinking in small spaces. The study of poetry teaches an attention to word craft that engages and challenges readers and writers. Poetry invites study at the word and phrase level, ignites a passionate response, and when shared, strengthens a classroom community. When we guide students to imitate writing craft and play with form, they find themselves in words. Studying poetry teaches efficiency with language, clarity of thought, and an attention to tone and pace. Come to read, write, create, and study poetry together.

Registration: $150 https://RutgersCenterforLiteracyDevelopment.cvent.com

 

KYLENE BEERS &

BOB PROBST

February 27, 2019 from 9:00 am 2:00 pm

Douglass Student Center

New Brunswick, NJ

Access, Choice, and Time: How to Create Attentive and Critical Readers Join Kylene Beers and Bob Probst as they take on big issues all teachers face in creating engaged, thinking readers. They will share strategies that help students, but especially our striving readers, improve comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary while they take on the big issue of motivation.  It will be a fast-paced, hands-on day that is for all teachers, teacher leaders, and administrators.

Registration: $150 https://RutgersCenterforLiteracyDevelopment.cvent.com

 

HARVEY “SMOKEY” DANIELS

March 22, 2019 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Douglass Student Center

New Brunswick, NJ

The Curious Classroom: Building Knowledge with Student- Directed Inquiry In America’s classrooms, curiosity, passion, and student choice are making a welcome comeback. Inquiry circles and other project teaching approaches are spreading at all grade levels. But teachers wonder: How do I find time for this? What are some manageable pathways toward a more student-centered classroom? In this practical, hands-on session, Smokey will demonstrate ten specific inquiry structures that engage kids, honor their curricular and personal questions, and support them to put their thinking to work in and beyond school. We will look at videos of kids doing inquiry work, and try out some inquiries of our own. Bring your devices!

Registration: $150 https://RutgersCenterforLiteracyDevelopment.cvent.com