This year, the Rutgers Center for Literacy Development will be offering three after-school workshops and three full-day workshops on the Rutgers campus. The Center for Literacy Development is a network of literacy leaders across the state. It was created to support professional development initiatives in schools and communities. Members consist of literacy educators, supervisors and administrators and are representative of school districts, including traditional public, charter, and private institutions.
Co-Directed by Lesley Morrow, Ph.D. and Michelle Rosen, MA, the Center for Literacy Development's mission is to advance literacy learning across all content areas for elementary schools through communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, all essential practices of teaching for the 21st century.
There will be four meetings in the after-school series for K-8 literacy educators. The speakers will address current issues that include theory, research and practical applications. These presentations have been added for those who cannot use or are not allotted professional development time during the school day. Light refreshments will be served.
- Dec. 10 – Will Reading More Complex Text Improve Reading?
- Jan. 15 – Addressing the Common Core State Standards by Tailoring Reading and Writing
- May 28 – Comprehension at the Core with Common Core State Standards.
In addition to the annual Reading and Writing Conference on March 28, 2014, there will be three full-day professional development opportunities. Each full day includes breakfast, lunch, materials and access to online tools to communicate and collaborate between meetings.
- Dec. 11 – Will Reading More Complex Text Improve Reading?
- Jan. 16 – Addressing the Common Core State Standards by Tailoring Reading and Writing
- May 29 – Comprehension at the Core with Common Core State Standards.
Dates: December 2013; January 2014; May 2014
Location: Rutgers University, Cook Campus Center
Time: After-school program: 4:30-6:30 p.m.; full-day program: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: After-school program, individual meeting: $55 (group discounts apply, see website); full-day program, individual meeting $150 (group discounts apply, see website)
Contact: Lisa Mullin
Online registration: yes
Downloadable form: no
Registration deadline: ongoing