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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.
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