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July 25, 2013
Grade 2-6 Teachers ~ Group Rate Available
Registration Limited to 50 Participants
| Time: 8:30 to 4:00
Date: July 25th, 2013
Holiday Inn Bordeaux, Fayetteville, NC
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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 newest 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 blackline masters to supplement the text. The session is designed for teachers who have little or no prior experience with reading workshop, and the main focus will be on how to get started with this approach. Throughout the day you'll experience a Power Reading Workshop in action for yourself as you explore the strategies and activities outlined in the book. By the end of the day, you'll know how to empower your own students with a life-long love of reading!
Note: If you are already using the Power Reading Workshop approach successfully, you are welcome to attend and will certainly deepen your understanding of the program. However, particular professional development session was designed for reading workshop "newbies."
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
Early registration fee is $150 for one workshop, and $275 if you sign up for both The Dynamic Duo: Effective Math Instruction at its Core and this one. If you wait and register after June 1st, the fee increases to $175 for one workshop and $300 for both of them.
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There are two different group discounts available. The Standard Discount is 10% off for 3 or more participants registering together and paying with one check. If a school sends a team of 5 , they may pay for just 4 team members which results in a 20% discount. Download one of the two group discount forms below 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 20th, 2013. After that time, a $25 cancellation fee 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 Cal fee 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.