Bright Futures - Setting Foundations for Literacy (Toronto)

Thursday, April 23 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM [EST]

99, Peelar Road, Vaughan, ON, L4K 1A3, Canada

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Event Information

Thursday, April 23 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM [EST]

About the Event

Bright Futures - Setting Foundations for Literacy  is a one-day conference hosted by the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery in Toronto, ON on April 23, 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.

Dr. Adria Klein, Professor Emertia of Reading Ediucation at California State University and Reading Recovery Trainer will be the keynote speaker and will also host a workshop. 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 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.  Dr. Carl James, Professor, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York University will provide a dynamic closing keynote address to end our day.  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, Pearson, Wintergreen and Saunders Books.

This event will take place at the Hazelton Manor Banquet 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.  Register early to catch the early bird registration rate and save $39

 

Cancellation policy

We know that things come up and your plans to attend this one-day workshop 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.  

Please note, in the event of harsh weather on the day of the conference we will make every attempt to go ahead with the conference.  If roads are closed and impassable such that you cannot get to the conference we will provide a credit to a future conference, less the $50 admin fee.

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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. We are an organization passionate about early literacy and the power of one-on-one intervention to help the children struggling the most to learn to read and write. We provide superior professional development to early years educators in the areas of reading, writing, oral language and instruction.

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Event Speakers

Dr. Carl James
Professor, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora

Dr. Carl James was appointed as the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora for a five-year term effective July 1, 2016. Dr. James brings a strong record of scholarship and community engagement to this key position; and as Chair he will focus on addressing issues and concerns related to marginalized people within a framework of equity, inclusivity, and social justice. Dr. James is the Founding Director of the York Centre for Education and Community and has been a member of the Faculty of Education since 1993. He is cross-appointed to the graduate programs in the Department of Sociology, and supervises graduate students in Environmental Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Work, and Social and Political Thought. A former youth leader and community worker, he has extensive experience with critical ethnography, action research, and government and institutional policy analysis. Dr. James is widely recognized for his work in ethnically and racially diverse communities and for his role, nationally and internationally, in research around equity and identity as related to race, class, gender, racialization, immigration and citizenship. He is known for his mentorship and is engaged in professional development with social service workers, community agencies and educators.

https://edu.yorku.ca/edu-profiles/index.php?mid=2196
Dr. Adria Klain
Professor of Reading Education

Adria Klein, Ph.D., is a professor emerita of reading education at CSU San Bernardino where she was the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education. Currently, she is the Director of the Reading Recovery Center and Trainer at Saint Mary's College of California. A former president of the California Reading Association, she also served on the International Reading Association Board of Directors. She has her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Reading and ESL. Dr. Klein is the author of numerous professional books and articles including Research in Reading Recovery, Whole-Group Reading Instruction, Small–Group Reading Instruction, Meaningful Reading Assessment, and many children's books.

http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/edge/about-adria.htm

Event Schedule

  • April 23, 2020
08:30 AM
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10:15 AM

Conference Opening and Keynote Address

Centre Ballroom

$0.00

Keynote Address by Dr. Adria Klein, Professor of Reading Education at California State University and Reading Recovery Trainer. The 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.

Dr. Adria Klain

10:45 AM
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12:15 PM
Track : Centre Ballroom

Concurrent Workshop #1

Centre Ballroom

Track : South

Concurrent Workshop #1

South Ballroom

Track : South Lobby

Concurrent Workshop #1

South Lobby

01:00 PM
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02:30 PM
Track : Centre Ballroom

Concurrent Workshop #2

Centre Ballroom

Track : South

Concurrent Workshop #2

South Ballroom

Track : South Lobby

Concurrent Workshop #2

South Lobby

03:00 PM
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04:15 PM

Closing Keynote Address

Centre Ballroom

$0.00

Dr. Carl James will deliver a keynote address that will focus on supporting marginalized communities in the classroom.

Dr. Carl James

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