Bright Futures - Setting Foundations for Literacy (Victoria)

Friday, April 23 2021, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM [PST]

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

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Friday, April 23 2021, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM [PST]

Bear Mountain Resort, 1999 Country Club Way, Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 6R3, Canada.

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 23rd, 2021.   (Originally scheduled for April 17, 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19 Outbreak)

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.

Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery

www.rrcanada.org

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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Jane Wilson
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Yukon

Jane Wilson works for Yukon Education and has been teaching early literacy, in the land of the midnight sun, for 25 years. She has taught in various capacities including kindergarten through grade 5, learning assistance, Reading Recovery, English as and additional language, and literacy coach. For the past 4 years she has worked as a Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, and spends a good deal of time traveling throughout the Yukon, supporting teachers in their schools. Jane also works as an instructor in the University of Regina’s Yukon Native Teacher Education Program, where she teaches the course Teaching Literacy for a Better World to 3rd year education students.

About Jane Wilson

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Yukon
Paul Panteleo
Learning Support Teacher and District Reading Mentor

Paul Pantaleo (BEd, MA and Post Masters Diploma) is currently a Learning Support Teacher and District Literacy Mentor in the Greater Victoria School District. Also as a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria he has taught numerous courses focusing on assisting students at the elementary level experiencing difficulties with reading and writing. He has also been an elementary Vice-Principal, Reading Recovery Trainer, Teacher Leader and Teacher.

About Paul Panteleo

Learning Support Teacher and District Reading Mentor
Sallie Boschung
Literacy Specialist

Before becoming a Reading Recovery - IPLÉ Teacher Leader, and pioneering the implmentation of IPLÉ in BC, Sallie worked for years as a French Immersion K-3 classroom teacher, as a French Immersion Learning Assistance teacher (orthopédagogue) and as a French Immersion Primary Literacy Mentor. She has taught in the Teacher-Training program at the university level, and is passionate about ensuring success in Literacy Learning for all French Immersion and French first language students.

About Sallie Boschung

Literacy Specialist
Christiane Robert
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Christiane is a Teacher Leader in both English and French in the Yukon.

About Christiane Robert

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader
Amanda Leach
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Amanda Leach is a dedicated primary teacher in the Langley School District. Over the past 22 years she has taught Kindergarten to Grade 3, Resource & Learning Assistance, and currently, is the Reading Recovery Teacher Leader. Early literacy is her passion and giving every child an opportunity to become a reader and writer is her mission.

About Amanda Leach

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader
Lisa Harvey
Reading Recovery/IPLÉ Trainer & Literacy Specialist

Lisa Harvey is a Reading Recovery/IPLÉ Trainer in Atlantic Canada. She is also responsible for the implementation of IPLÉ all over Canada. She is a passionate champion for literacy in the early years. She has extensive teaching experience in English and French.

About Lisa Harvey

Reading Recovery/IPLÉ Trainer & Literacy Specialist
Breanne Glover
Learning Support Teacher and Mentor

Breanne Glover (BEd, MA) is currently a Learning Support Teacher and Mentor, with a focus on inclusion, in the Greater Victoria School District. She has also been a middle and elementary school classroom teacher.

About Breanne Glover

Learning Support Teacher and Mentor
Winona Montgomery
Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Winona Montgomery has taught as a classroom and resource teacher in Vancouver schools for 29 years. She has never lost her passion for learning more about how children learn well. She works with both English and French Immersion teachers in her current role as a Reading Recovery/IPLÉ Teacher Leader.

About Winona Montgomery

Reading Recovery Teacher Leader
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

About Ruth Culham

Author and Teacher
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

About Christine Fraser

Reading Recovery Trainer

08:45 AM

Opening and Keynote Speaker - Becoming a Writing Thief

08:45 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Ruth Culham

    Author and Teacher

10:45 AM
Highlands

Teaching Concepts About Print with Big Books

10:45 AM - 12:15 PMFinlayson Room
  • Jane Wilson

    Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Yukon

Colwoods

The Writing Thief:  Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing with the Traits

10:45 AM - 12:15 PMColwoods Ballroom
  • Ruth Culham

    Author and Teacher

Langford

Accelerating the Progress of Vulnerable Readers Through Exemplary Models of Learning Support and Classroom Reading Interventions

10:45 AM - 12:15 PMLangford Ballroom
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    Learning Support Teacher and District Reading Mentor

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PMColwood Ballroom
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Highlands

Choose Your Words Wisely

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMFinlayson Room
  • +1
  • Christiane Robert

    Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Colwoods

The ABC's of Phonological Awareness

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMColwoods Ballroom
  • Amanda Leach

    Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Langford

Accelerating the Progress of Vulnerable Readers Through Exemplary Models of Learning Support and Classroom Reading Interventions

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMLangford Ballroom
  • +1
  • Paul Panteleo

    Learning Support Teacher and District Reading Mentor

En Francais

Harnessing the Power of Oral Language through Books

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMColwoods Ballroom
  • Lisa Harvey

    Reading Recovery/IPLÉ Trainer & Literacy Specialist

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03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
  • Christine Fraser

    Reading Recovery Trainer

08:45 AM

Opening and Keynote Speaker - Becoming a Writing Thief

08:45 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Ruth Culham

    Author and Teacher

10:45 AM
Highlands

Teaching Concepts About Print with Big Books

10:45 AM - 12:15 PMFinlayson Room
  • Jane Wilson

    Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Yukon

Colwoods

The Writing Thief:  Using Mentor Texts to Teach Writing with the Traits

10:45 AM - 12:15 PMColwoods Ballroom
  • Ruth Culham

    Author and Teacher

Langford

Accelerating the Progress of Vulnerable Readers Through Exemplary Models of Learning Support and Classroom Reading Interventions

10:45 AM - 12:15 PMLangford Ballroom
  • +1
  • Paul Panteleo

    Learning Support Teacher and District Reading Mentor

En Francais

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10:45 AM - 12:15 PMColwood Ballroom
  • Sallie Boschung

    Literacy Specialist

01:15 PM
Highlands

Choose Your Words Wisely

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMFinlayson Room
  • +1
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    Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

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  • Amanda Leach

    Reading Recovery Teacher Leader

Langford

Accelerating the Progress of Vulnerable Readers Through Exemplary Models of Learning Support and Classroom Reading Interventions

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMLangford Ballroom
  • +1
  • Paul Panteleo

    Learning Support Teacher and District Reading Mentor

En Francais

Harnessing the Power of Oral Language through Books

01:15 PM - 02:30 PMColwoods Ballroom
  • Lisa Harvey

    Reading Recovery/IPLÉ Trainer & Literacy Specialist

03:00 PM

Closing Keynote Speaker - Why We Teach!

03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
  • Christine Fraser

    Reading Recovery Trainer

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