Creating a Culture of Readers!

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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

Hamburg, NY

Location: Emerald Room at Michael's Banquet Facility

Cost: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers

Register by April 25th for the Spring Brunch online at:

Questions? Contact Theresa Andrews:


8:00-8:30 am Registration

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