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February 10th, 2012

COE to to offer workshop for educators on reading instruction on March 21

Writer: Michael Childs, 706/542-5889, mdchilds@uga.edu
Contact: Melanie Baer, 706/542-4556,, mbaer@uga.edu

Published in Press Releases

The University of Georgia College of Education is offering a one-day workshop on reading instruction designed for teachers in the elementary grades, instructional coaches, literacy coaches, administrators, after-school specialists and tutors on Wednesday, March 21 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.


In the Turn-Around Reading and Readers in the CLASSroom Workshop participants will:

  • Learn about the social class-sensitive, five-part framework for differentiated instruction in reading;
  • Examine how social class and poverty play a role in reading and language in the classroom;
  • Analyze social class and poverty in popular culture, media, and literature through critical reading practices;
  • Design learning opportunities around working-class children’s literature;
  • Create a concrete plan for individualizing reading instruction for “struggling” readers and enhancing literacy for all students.

Registration cost for the workshop is $145 per person, which includes a copy of the book, The Reading Turn-Around, A Five Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction, co-written by the workshop’s instructor, Stephanie A. Jones, an associate professor of elementary education in the UGA College of Education. Jones is a researcher, professional developer, education consultant and former elementary school teacher. She is the author of Girls, Social Class and Literacy: What Teachers Can Do to Make a Difference.

The deadline for registration is March 7, 2012.

For more information and online registration, visit:

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