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.