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October 1111:00 am - 12:00 pm
Five Leadership Practices That Drive Success in K–2 Literacy
What are the key leadership practices that drive success in K–2 literacy? We have the data to answer that question, and an understanding of what those practices look like in real-life classrooms. K–2 literacy success requires concrete and committed school- and district-wide action, and it is also demonstrably achievable, even in high-need schools. Drawing from a decade of research in tracking early literacy pathways, this session provides an overview of five leadership practices observed in a diverse array of schools that have achieved outsized results and growth in early literacy.11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Implementing Argumentation: Building Ideas in Science While Developing Academic Language and Literacy
Find out how scientific argumentation, experienced through an engaging and compelling science context, supports middle school students in developing oral and written language while they are constructing new understandings of science content. Teachers will participate in an exemplar sequence that includes gathering evidence and engaging in discussions to help formulate arguments. Participants will reflect on how to create a culture of scientific argumentation in their own classrooms, as they work across content areas to support the next generation of evidence-based, critical thinking citizens.3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ELA Principles of Engagement for Literacy Success
Successful literacy instruction depends on engagement. Fortunately, we now have new, proven strategies for turning a “teaching moment” into an engagement moment. This session will present these updated approaches to differentiation, assessment, and feedback‑engagement’s building blocks‑and show how bringing them into your classroom can help change the future of literacy.5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Disciplinary Literacy: Strategies for Simultaneously Developing Science Understanding and Language and Literacy
What does it mean to read, write and talk like a scientist? Explore the convergence between science and English language arts standards and what it takes for students to access and develop complex science ideas through literacy. Experience model lessons from a K–5 literacy-rich science curriculum developed by science and literacy experts at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Participants will reflect on the specific teaching strategies for fostering deep science learning while students simultaneously develop disciplinary literacy in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and vocabulary.
October 129:00 am - 10:00 am
The Latest Trends and Advancements in Dyslexia Screening
What does new dyslexia screening legislation mean for you, and, given the latest research in early literacy and assessment, what are the best ways to identify and support readers who may be at risk? This session will answer those questions, with experts from the University of Oregon’s Center on Teaching and Learning—the authors of DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy)— exploring the latest advances and requirements that go beyond universal screening and help educators screen for the early warning signs of dyslexia risk.9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Missing Link in Reading Comprehension
The latest research in early literacy shows there is a critical process that occurs during reading comprehension. Although often overlooked, a focus on this process in the classroom can yield real improvement in overall comprehension. Learn more about this key component at this special workshop: what it is, why it’s important, and how to teach these important new skills.11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A Multisensory Approach to Foundational Skills: Firing Up Those Neurons
Learning to read is not a natural process. Instruction in Foundational Skills is imperative, an essential element for equitable educational experiences. This interactive workshop explores rich multisensory learning experiences that engage students, activating all parts of the brain for deep learning. Caution: Be prepared to be an active participant!