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USM's Annual Conference on Teaching Reading: Building on the Five Pillars of Reading Instruction
Friday, January 18, 2013
The University of Southern Maine’s Literacy, Language, and Culture Department and Professional Development Center invite you to their 13th Annual Conference on Teaching Reading (formally known as Working with Struggling Readers). This one-day workshop provides grade-level insights and strategies for helping all students improve their reading skills, demonstrate proficiency in the Common Core State Standards, and increase their motivation to read. The sessions will be conducted by expert literacy teachers, literacy specialists, and USM faculty who have a successful track record of working with striving readers in K-12 classrooms, including students who are learning English as an additional language and those who have special needs. Session presenters and workshop attendees will share their accomplishments and challenges in meeting the needs of all readers and assisting them in their literacy development. This year’s theme, “Building on the Five Pillars of Reading Instruction,” will allow participants to learn more about the National Reading Panel’s (2000) five essentials of teaching reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) as well as more recent research-based developments in the field of reading instruction.
Program and registration information will be available in October.
Sponsored by Professional Development Center & Literacy, Language and Culture Department, USM School or Education
Chinese Teacher Education Program
The Chinese Teacher Education Program for K-12 educators will provide an opportunity for K-12 educators to become proficient in Mandarin Chinese, earn K-12 World Language Teacher Certification, and to use that coursework as a concentration in a 33 credit master’s degree program for teachers or a 30 credit post-masters Certificate of Advanced Study.
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