Rethink Reading

Finding A New Time and Place for Literacy

Posted by Tony Ferro on May 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM

I’ve been lucky enough to work with educators - teachers and administrators - for close to 12 years. I love my job. I’m inspired every time I see the impact these dedicated professionals make on their students. And, I’m amazed at the number of challenges they overcome to make that impact.

Teaching is a tough job, made even more difficult by today’s increasing expectations, shrinking budgets, and overloaded lesson plans. Asking teachers to “do more with less” has become standard practice. Yet, that’s so much easier said than done. Maximizing student learning amidst the constraints of a typical school day is an ongoing challenge for teachers.

One example is literacy instruction. I often hear teachers ask, “Where do you fit it in when there’s only so much time in the day, the week, the year?” There’s an increasing demand for teachers to find more efficient and innovative ways to include literacy instruction into daily curriculum.    

That’s why I’m excited to be part of a partnership that is bringing some of these innovative and efficient approaches to educators in Spokane, WA, and surrounding areas.

Reading Plus, in partnership with the Inland Northwest Reading Council (INWRC), is offering a workshop - Science and Literacy: Making Friends out of Traditional Curricular Enemies.

The workshop will be led by Dr. David Pearson, faculty member and former Dean at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an award-winning researcher and prolific author, and currently is chairman of the International Reading Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Dr. Pearson was involved in the development of the comprehension question rubric for the Reading Plus assessment and instructional texts and the formula that controls the mix of Core, Craft, and Critical comprehension activities on each of the program’s reading levels.

Workshop Information:

  • Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
  • Time:  8:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
  • Location: Hemmingson Center Ballroom
  • Gonzaga University, 702 E. Desmet Ave. Spokane, WA

Learn More About This Event!

This is a great opportunity for educators to discover new ways to increase the efficiency of their teaching and learning time.  

I hope to see you on June 22nd.

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