Dr. C.C. Bates
Wednesday Workshop: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Teaching Foundational Literacy Skills During Interactive Writing
This session examines how the creation of text during IW supports print referencing— phonological awareness, letter-sound knowledge, orthographic mapping, comprehension, monitoring, and phrased and fluent reading. Join C.C. to learn how IW supports the reading development of K-2 and striving 3-5 readers through the writing of authentic and meaningful text
Dr. Rachael Gabriel
Thursday Keynote: 8:30am-9:45am
Teaching with Integrity in the Science of Reading Era
Associate Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Connecticut.
This keynote address explores teaching with integrity as the integration of elements that are often held in tension with one another: word-level skills and meaning-focused instruction, evidence and experience, theory and practice, research and wisdom.
Friday Keynote: 8:30am-9:45am
The Important Role of Executive Functions in Becoming Literate
Teacher Leader and Literacy Coach for Solon City Schools, Ohio.
Knowing about executive function (EF) skills is pertinent to the work of literacy teachers across intervention and classroom settings because EF skills impact literacy development. This keynote will define EF skills broadly and focus on a few specific skills and explore how they are fostered in Reading Recovery and classrooms.