Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, Prekindergarten with Dr. Nell Duke

Date: Friday, October 7, 2016


Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM (registration starts at 8:00 am)



The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration is $30.00. Lunch is provided.


Registration open through 10/6/2016 6:00 PM EST



Where is your district with learning about the new Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy for Prekindergarten?


This session provides a unique chance to spend a day with international early childhood and literacy expert, Dr. Nell Duke, to learn more about each of the 10 research informed practices and how they can have a positive impact on literacy development. Participants will come away with clear goals for immediate next steps in prekindergarten planning and instruction.


About Us

The MAISD is a strong regional education service agency serving the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.


Our primary mission is to provide the leadership, programs, and services that enhance the success of everyone we serve and it is our vision to be the premier source for quality educational leadership, programs, and services.


Cancellation/Refund Policy - Cancellations must be made in writing to no later than seven (7) days prior to the start date of the workshop. Phone cancellations are no longer accepted. 'No shows' will be charged the full registration amount.



Inclement Weather Policy - In case of inclement weather, all classes at the MAISD North Building will continue as scheduled unless the MAISD itself is closed. An announcement would be made through local media outlets if the MAISD were to close due to weather.



In the event of a 2-hour delay at the MAISD North Building, classes beginning at 10:00 a.m. or after will continue as scheduled. Any classes beginning before this time will be canceled.


It is the policy of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District that no staff member, candidate for employment, program participant, or recipient of services shall experience discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity) disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (collectively 'Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Inquiries related to issues of discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the Assistant Director for Special Education at (231) 767-7249. All other discrimination inquiries or requests for special accommodations to participate in a program, event, or activity should be directed to the Human Resources Director at (231) 767-7213.

Continuing Education

Professional Development: Hours - 5.75

3-5 SCECHs available, pending approval


Dr. Nell DukeNell K. Duke, Ed.D., is a professor of literacy, language, and culture and in the combined program in education and psychology at the University of Michigan and a member of the International Literacy Association Literacy Research Panel. Duke received her Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and her Masters and Doctoral degrees from Harvard University. Duke's work focuses on early literacy development, particularly among children living in poverty.


For questions on this session, contact:

Cindy Rhine

(231) 767-7266

Fruitport Golf Club & Banquet Center

6334 Harvey St
Muskegon, MI 49444

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