Bright Futures - Setting Foundations for Literacy is a one-day conference hosted by the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery in Halifax, NS on April 16 (evening) and 17 (morning), 2021.
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.
Dr. Adria Klein, Professor Emertia of Reading Ediucation at California State University and Reading Recovery Trainer will be the keynote speaker on Friday evening. Her keynote is titled, Oral Language, Reading and Writing: Scaffolding Connections for All Learners by Teaching for Transfer. If we harness the established power of children's oral language to literacy learning from the beginning, so that literacy knowledge and oral language processing power move forward together, linked and patterned from the start, that will surely be more powerful.
We will also have 12 concurrent workshops, which you can pre-select 3, 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. Already confimed are: Scholastic, Nelson and Saunders Books.
This event will take place at the Delta Darmouth with plenty of free parking, wifi, lunch and refreshments. You can book a room for $129/night by following this link: Book your group rate for Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery Early Literacy Conference
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.