Equity, Engagement and Motivation: Every Child a Super Reader with Dr. Ernest Morrell
When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
Where: McKinney Hall, Eastern Michigan University
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
When we build on children's key strengths and immerse them in an intellectually invigorating, emotionally nurturing, literature-rich community, we grow 'super readers' - avid readers who consume texts with passion, understanding, and a critical eye.
Organized around the 7 Strengths inherent in super readers (belonging, curiosity, friendship, kindness, confidence, courage, and hope), this powerful resource helps children:
-Develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills
-Learn comprehension strategies
-Build a robust vocabulary
-Deepen analytical prowess and an ability to talk and write about text
-Develop empathy, a strong identity as a reader, and an expanded understanding of the world
Dr. Erica Walker will be the keynote speaker for lunch. Her talk will focus on how can educators implement equitable teaching practices into their classrooms, as well as, how they can assess their performance.
Featuring stirring reading and writing lessons, robust assessment tools, ready-to-share Family Guides, and embedded videos that illuminate the 7 Strengths and more, Every Child a Super Reader shows teachers, parents, caregivers, and out-of-school providers why reading is the ultimate super power, opening a world of possible for every student.
Cost is $35 for out of county/out of network participants.