This free event brings educational leadership teams together with literacy experts to explore the decline in American reading scores and the steps needed to develop confident and competent readers. This interactive workshop will unpack “the science of reading” and the type of instruction that supports this development. Participants will walk away with tools to determine how well your literacy approach aligns to the research.
While at the event:
>Hear keynote speaker Timothy Shanahan discuss the current state of American reading scores and why they aren’t higher.
>Examine what students need to develop as confident and competent readers.
>Explore what “the science of reading” really means and how it aligns with your current approach.
>Walk away with tools to determine how well your early literacy approach aligns to the research.
>Enjoy lunch and an interactive Q&A session with literacy experts.
>Stick around for an optional overview of Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA).
Harley-Davidson Museum 500 West Canal Street Milwaukee, WI October 03
Timothy Shanahan Dr. Timothy Shanahan is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was Founding Director of the UIC Center for Literacy. Previously, he was director of reading for the Chicago Public Schools. He is author/editor of more than 200 publications on literacy education. His research emphasizes the connections between reading and writing, literacy in the disciplines, and improvement of reading achievement.