Bright Futures - Setting Foundations for Literacy (Victoria)

Friday, April 17 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM [PST]

1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 6R3, Canada

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Friday, April 17 2020, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM [PST]

About the Event

Bright Futures - Setting Foundations for Literacy  is a one-day workshop hosted by the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery in Victoria, British Columbia on April 17th, 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 Bear Mountain Resort with plenty of free parking, wifi, lunch and refreshments.  Transit is available from downtown Victoria and we encourage car pooling where possible.

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 Victoria!   Register early to catch the early bird registration rate and save $34!  If you are a full time student please reach out for a discount code to save even more on your registration. 

 

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

Ruth Culham
Author and Teacher

Ruth Culham, EdD, has written more than forty professional resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection. Her recent book, The Writing Thief, has helped teachers find “right now” children’s books and everyday texts to use as mentor texts. Dream Wakers expands and complements this work by delving into books that focus on Latino culture and life as mentor texts for writing. Her newest, Teach Writing Well, enhances teachers' understanding of writing education by delving into a two-part approach: read the writing and teach the writer.

www.culhamwriting.com
Christine Fraser
Reading Recovery Trainer

Christine Fraser is a long time teacher and Reading Recovery Trainer in the Mountain Pacific Region of Canada. She brings clarity, humour and a realistic lens to the work of teachers. She is passionate about early literacy, young children and the professional learning of teachers

Event Schedule

  • April 17, 2020
08:45 AM
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10:15 AM

Opening and Keynote Speaker - Becoming a Writing Thief

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Conference Opening and Keynote Speaker - Ruth Culham. Keynote Address: Becoming a Writing Thief. It's been said that good writers borrow while great writers steal. Writing thieves read widely, dive deeply into texts, and steal bits and pieces from great texts as models for their own writing. There are so many writing models right at our fingertips: picture books, chapter books, everyday texts and more. At this session, we’ll examine mentor texts that can be used to teach each trait of writing as well as the modes. We’ll delve into the relationship between reading and writing so every teacher can become a Writing Thief.

Ruth Culham

10:45 AM
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12:15 PM
Track : Highlands

Concurrent Workshop #1

Highlands Ballroom

Track : Colwoods

Concurrent Workshop #1

Colwoods Ballroom

Track : Langford

Concurrent Workshop #1

Langford Ballroom

01:15 PM
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02:30 PM
Track : Highlands

Concurrent Workshop #2

Highlands Ballroom

Track : Colwoods

Concurrent Workshop #2

Colwoods Ballroom

Track : Langford

Concurrent Workshop #2

Langford Ballroom

03:00 PM
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04:15 PM

Closing Keynote Speaker - Why We Teach!

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Christine Fraser will present a closing keynote address titled, Why We Teach! For all teachers who need some inspiration, this keynote is about celebration, about beating the odds, never giving up and ultimately helping our most vulnerable students reach their full potential through literacy. If you need ‘a pick me up’, some humour and the motivation to continue the difficult work that we teachers do, then this is the place to be.

Christine Fraser

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