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Friday, February 10 • 08:30 - 10:30
Developing Passionate, Skilled Readers in a Digital Era

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Teachers recognize the value of developing competent, passionate readers. But this is a tall order in a world where Minecraft, Netflix, iPad games and extra-curricular activities are big draws for students and in many cases, they can simply wait for the movie adaptation! How do we meet this challenge and help students connect with books in a rewarding way? Come participate in an interactive session where we will review current pedagogy and explore strategies designed to engage all readers. We'll dust off tried and true concepts and highlight methods to build confident, strategic, self-motivated readers; enhance fluency, word attack skills and vocabulary; and deepen comprehension by facilitating rich conversations and writing about what we read. Participants will be invited to share their own success stories and highlight titles of children's books that get rave reviews in their classrooms, including read-aloud and book club titles.

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Sherri Johnston

Educational Consultant, Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium
Sherri Johnston has been a teacher for over 25 years. She has her M.Ed. in Elementary Literacy and is passionate about reading. She served as a district literacy consultant in Elk Island Public Schools for ten years where she supported both English and French Language Arts teachers... Read More →

Friday February 10, 2017 08:30 - 10:30
Shaw CC: Salon 11 9797 Jasper Ave
  • Room Details Workshop Max Capacity - 128