2018 National Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference

Mon, April 16 2018, 8:30 AM - Tue, April 17 2018, 4:30 PM [EST]

9005 Leslie St, Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada


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Full Conference - 2 days + lunch and breaks Partial Approval -$400.00

One Day Conference - Monday Partial Approval - $235.00

One Day Conference - Tuesday Partial Approval -$235.00

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Event Information

Mon, April 16 2018, 8:30 AM - Tue, April 17 2018, 4:30 PM [EST]

About the Event

The 2018 National Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Conference is a premier learning event sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery.  The theme for the 2018 confernece is: Changing Futures - One Child at a Time.

As a significant professional development opportunity for Early Literacy and Reading Recovery trained educators this event is second to none.  For two days you will engage with keynote speakers such as Dr. Jan Richardson and Dr. Bob Schwartz, learn from colleagues around the country in workshops and network with others who are involved in early literacy education. 

There will be approximately 20 publishing vendors also on-site who will be able to provide your classroom with books and other learning aids.  Already confirmed is Pioneer Valley Books and others are firming up their plans to attend soon.  Get items for yourself and your classroom right from the source! 

All of the details can be found on our website so check there often for information!  www.rrcanada.org

Book your accomodations before March 20, 2018!

This is an opportunity you won't want to miss! If your school district would like to send a group and would like to be invoiced please contact CIRR directly to make arrangements - 416-908-7711 or cirr@rrcanada.org

If you would like to present a workshop at this conference please see our website for the forms - http://rrcanada.org/annual-teachers-conference/

We look forward to a great conference! 

Cancellation policy

We know that things come up and your plans to attend this conference may change.  You are welcome to transfer your registration to another person - please send an email to Donna Jean (donnajean@rrcanada.org) or call 416-908-7711.  This will ensure that we know who is attending so they have a nametag and any dietary needs.  There is no charge to transfer your registration to someone else.  To cancel your registration, you will receive a refund less a $50 admin fee.  Cancellations received less than one week prior to the event will not be refunded. 

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About the Organizer

Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery (CIRR) is the convenor of Reading Recovery in Canada. CIRR is responsible for all aspects of the implementation of Reading Recovery in schools across Canada.


Event Speakers

Dr. Jan Richardson

Reading Specialist

Jan Richardson, Ph.D., America’s leading expert in guided reading, is a former teacher (k-college), reading specialist, Reading Recovery® teacher leader, and designer of staff development. She is currently an education consultant, providing schools across the U.S. and Canada with customized workshops and classroom demonstrations.

Dr. Bob Schwartz

Research Consultant, RRCNA

Dr. Schwartz, Oakland University, has a long history of research and publications on learning and instruction related to early literacy, vocabulary, comprehension, professional development, and response to intervention.

Dr. Larry Swartz

Educational Consultant

Larry Swartz has been an instructor in literacy as well as dramatic arts at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto for 18 years. He has been an educator for 4 decades years is well-known for his use of children’s literature to help young people grow as readers, writers and citizens of the world.