July 23, 2014 - Click to register now!
Grade 2-5 Teachers
|Time: 8:30 to 4:00
Date: July 23, 2014
at Brier Creek
Imagine a classroom where students love to read and beg for more reading time, where they grab every available chair or pillow and dive into a good book when reading time begins. Implement a power reading workshop in your classroom and watch the magic unfold!
This 6-hour professional development session is based on Laura Candler's book, Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide. Each participant will receive a personal copy of the book along with a set of handouts and printables to supplement the text. The session is designed for teachers who have little or no prior experience with reading workshop, but others who are already using reading workshop will find it helpful as well. Throughout the day you'll experience Power Reading Workshop in action for yourself as you explore the strategies and activities outlined in the book. We'll also explore how to create specific Common Core Aligned mini lessons using graphic organizers. By the end of the day, you'll know how to empower your own students with a life-long love of reading!
Watch this short book trailer to hear why Laura wrote Power Reading Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide and what the program is all about.
"Laura, I just heard something today that made my YEAR! One of my administrators asked the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher what in the world I was doing with reading. My reading scores had soared and even my ESE kid’s scores went up by 1 – 1 ½ years. The most important part is that my students loved it and truly love reading. Thank you again for Reading Workshop! After my first year of using it I feel like I can do even more with it next year. I’d love to get the rest of my school on board with the program!"
~ Linda Schuman, Grade 4/5 Inclusion , West Palm Beach, FL
“As more and more research proves, reading just-right books is an important part of creating successful lifelong readers. Laura Candler has written a detailed guide for how to begin a Reading Workshop approach in the classroom. Her publication gives detailed suggestions of how to get started with Reading Workshop, and great literature to use in the classroom to teach strategies for comprehension of text. I love all of the simple forms she includes to accompany the program and the easy to implement approach to using the program in my classroom. Students enjoy an active role in every part of the program. Her suggestions for guided reading groups and mini lessons are creative and easily adaptable. This is an amazing resource!”
~ Kristi Swartz, Loveland, OH
“I have to admit I was hesitant to begin using Reading Workshop. I teach ELL and have many struggling readers. How could these kids who need intensive decoding and comprehension help improve with just prolonged reading? Most kids who struggle with reading don't want to read and find ways to distract themselves during reading time. Even with these reservations, I began using your strategies last year. I saw a gain not only in my student's reading abilities but also their love for reading. Hooked, I began this school year with Reading Workshop. My students moan when we do not do Reading Workshop and cheer when I throw in extra time. It has taken some training, especially for the response notebooks and self-accountability. I have seen enormous growth in my students already this school year, hundreds of Lexile points in just four months. More importantly, they are hooked on literature. They connect across the curriculum and are aware of their own metacognition. I look forward to fine tuning my own spin on Reading Workshop for next year and lighting a fire for learning in another group of students.”
~ Rebecca Barta, Killeen, TX, 3rd grade ELL
The early registration fee is $155 for one day, $295 for two days, and $425 for all three days. When you register as a team of five, pay for four people and the fifth person is free. Download the Team Discount Form for more details. The final registration deadline is Friday, July 18th.
Click the button to begin the registration process. You can pay online with a credit card or use one of the convenient options listed below. Registration deadline is July 18th.
Early Registration Discounted Prices (Before June 1st)
One day - $155, Two days - $295, Three Days - $425
Team Discount - Pay for 4 and the 5th Person Attends Free!
If a school sends a team of 5, they may pay for 4 team members and the 5th person may attend free. If you have more than 5 team members, you can opt for a 20% discount on the entire registration. Download the Team Discount Form for more details. If you have questions, email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have to cancel for any reason, your payment is refundable in full if you cancel before June 15, 2014. After that time, a $25 cancellation fee per day will apply to cover room rental, catering, and production costs. If you pay with PayPal, you will get a full refund if you cancel within 60 days of paying. If you cancel after that point, you will lose 5% due to nonrefundable payment fees. Cancellation fees will not apply if you are able to find someone else to take your spot. Please do not make firm travel plans until you receive confirmation that the minimum number of participants has been met. Feel free to contact Laura at email@example.com with any questions or comments!
If you are interested in having Pat Calfee or Laura Candler present this workshop in your district, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get in touch with you to work something out.