Literacy and Leadership K-8: Increasing Reading and Writing Achievement and Engagement Schoolwide
Monday, Oct. 21, 2013
Lindner Campus Commons
8:00am Coffee and tea with pastries
8:30am Seminar Begins
12:00pm - 12:45pm Lunch Provided
2:15pm - 2:30pm Dessert Break
3:30pm Seminar Ends
Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Lindner Campus Commons - Judson University
REGIE ROUTMAN ON THE DAY:
If all students are to become successful, joyful, self-determining readers and writers, teachers have to be leaders and leaders have to know literacy. Drawing from my ongoing teaching, coaching, and leading in diverse schools and classrooms across the U.S. and Canada, I will demonstrate and discuss the mindsets, actions, strategies, beliefs, and practices that make high literacy achievement across a whole school possible and sustainable.
Attend this event and earn 6 CPDUs!
About Regie Routman
Regie’s intimate knowledge of teaching and learning, down-to-earth style, and dedication to children’s success have made her one of the most vibrant and respected names in literacy education. Her many books and resources encourage teachers and leaders to take charge of their professional learning and create effective, efficient, and joyful practices. Currently she is focusing on teachers’ professional development and raising and sustaining whole school achievement as reflected in her 2007 book, Teaching Essentials: Expecting the Most and Getting the Best from Every Learner, K-8 and her 2008 and 2009 DVD-based, literacy series: Regie Routman in Residence: Transforming Our Teaching. An outgrowth of her residency work, primarily in high-needs schools with underserved students, has also been to organize a national conference on Urgency and School Change; the first was held in March 2011 in Seattle, and the second will be held in Seattle in March 2013. Her newest publication is Literacy and Learning Lessons from a Longtime Teacher (International Reading Association, September 2012.)
Regie's teaching experience of more than 40 years includes being an elementary school teacher, a reading specialist, a learning disabilities tutor, a Reading Recovery teacher, a language arts resource and mentor teacher, a staff developer, and a literacy coach. Her books and resources are widely acclaimed as providing a solid, research-based understanding of language learning along with a wealth of practical ideas and annotated resources. For more information, see www.regieroutman.com Read more about the upcoming Conference (and check out highlights from 2011) at www.socialstudies.org/conference.
Literacy and Learning Lessons from a Longtime Teacher
What are the exemplary qualities, practices, and actions that lead to high reading and writing achievement for all learners? Whether you're an experienced teacher, principal, or coach, or are just starting out, you'll find the 100 literacy and learning lessons an invaluable resource for energizing your teaching and learning and raising achievement and enjoyment. The multitude of explicit strategies and useful ideas will lead to highly effective instruction and assessment in diverse classrooms and schools. This is a practical and inspirational guidebook for today's K-12 educators.
In Writing Essentials Regie demystifies the process of teaching writing well and gives you the knowledge, research, precise instructional language, and confidence you need to succeed. With Regie's help, you'll transform your classroom into an organized, joyful writing environment where students connect reading with writing every day across the curriculum, learn essential skills like grammar and spelling, and achieve higher scores on high-stakes tests through sensible, writing-based test preparation and daily classroom-based assessment.
With all the controversy and confusion over "best practice" issues in teaching reading, someone with the necessary experience, the ability to take the long view, and most of all a level head is essential to set things straight. This is where Regie steps in: giving clarity, support, specific demonstrations, and confidence to teachers so they can teach reading in a manner that is consistent with research and learning theory and respectful of students' needs, interests, and abilities. In Reading Essentials, she realistically describes how to achieve these goals—and get high test scores too.