Creating a Culture of Readers!
Angela Stockman- Author, teacher, service provider, and founder of The WNY Young Writers' Studio
As educators become increasingly data savvy and technology provides us robust tools for documenting and analyzing data, a variety of compelling questions begin to rise to the surface of our work as literacy teachers. Join literacy specialist Angela Stockman and classroom teachers throughout our region as we examine some of them together:
-What are data anyway?
-What role should data play in understanding the strengths and needs of readers?
-Which data are most valuable and why?
-How can we gather meaningful data without disrupting instruction or disengaging readers?
-How can we create a culture of readers, and which data best inform the pursuit of this vision?
-How do we know when we're using data in healthy ways that empower readers?
-What can we do to improve practice?
Please arrive ready to share your own story, assume a reflective stance, and gather ideas, resources, and inspiration from Angela's experience and all of the other professional's who join us!
NFRC Spring Brunch
Saturday, April 30th, 8am
4885 Southwestern Boulevard
8:30-9:30 am NFRC Welcome & Brunch
9:30-11:30 am Presentation by Angela Stockman
11:30-11:45 am Q&A, discussion, and closing remarks
11:45-Noon NFRC closing remarks
Noon-1:30 pm Professional Book Discussion: The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller
Please donate new or gently used school supplies to be entered into a special drawing to win a prize.
Everyone will have a chance to win raffle prizes from the NFRC and the vendors that will be joining us!
The professional book discussion will meet immediately following the brunch. Everyone is welcome!