Bright Futures - Setting Foundations for Literacy is a one-day conference hosted by the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery in Edmonton, Alberta on April 15th, 2020.
This learning event is for Primary Educators, Kindergarten and Early Years Educators, Reading Recovery Teachers, Administrators and anyone interested in the development of young readers and writers. You will leave the day with many new ideas and tools that you can use right away.
This research-based professional development opportunity for educators is respected and appreciated as the place for tools to enable the highest quality literacy instruction for all students. Workshops are led by local and national literacy experts. These sessions focus on best instructional practices in the areas of: reading, writing, literacy coaching, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word study, phonemic awareness, differentiated instruction, strategies for struggling readers, assessment, diverse learners, and more.
Ruth Culham, the author of 6+1 Traits of Writing will be the keynote speaker and will also host a workshop. She will talk about mentor texts, teaching writing and the connection between reading and writing. We will also have 6 concurrent workshops to choose from, led by literacy experts who will leave you with useful tools that can be applied immediately to your classroom - workshops are being confirmed now. A dynamic closing keynote speaker is being determined. A small exhibition of publishers and classroom materials will be available for you to review materials and make purchases for yourself or your classroom.
This event will take place at the Edmonton Inn and Conference Centre with plenty of free parking, wifi, lunch and refreshments.
This is a professional development experience you will not want to miss! The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery has been providing the best professional learning for primary educators for over 20 years. This is the first time providing professional development in Edmonton! Register early to catch the early bird registration rate and save $34!