Literacy Symposium Gathers Thought Leaders in Reading Comprehension

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Beyond Common Core - Academic Experts Share Latest Research and Best Practices

“This conference is about sharing proven strategies for developing literacy curriculums that vastly improve reading comprehension, vocabulary development, student engagement" states Mark Taylor, Reading Plus CEO

Reading Plus, producers of the award-winning reading intervention program, are joining with the RESC Alliance, CAPSS and the CT Association of Reading Research (CARR) to offer “Beyond Common Core – Creating Stronger Links Between Literacy and Subject Matter Learning”. This symposium will bring together some of the leading academic experts to share the latest in literacy research and best practices with superintendents, literacy specialists, education professionals and anyone involved in curriculum development. The symposium will be held on October 15th, 8:30 am-1:30 pm at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton CT.

“We’re bringing together some of the brightest minds in literacy education to share a wealth of information and proven strategies for developing literacy curricula that vastly improve reading comprehension, vocabulary development, student engagement and motivation.” said Mark Taylor, Reading Plus CEO. Speakers at Beyond Common Core include Dr. P. David Pearson, Professor of language and literacy at the graduate school of education at the University of California, Berkeley, Alfrieda Hiebert, CEO and President of The TextProject, a non-profit corporation dedicated to bringing beginning and struggling readers to high levels of literacy through a variety of strategies and tools, and Dr. John Guthrie, Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology. This event is ideal for superintendents, subject area school leaders, education professionals, literacy specialists and consultants. Registration information is available on the Reading Plus web site.

Reading Plus is a web-based, tablet-ready reading intervention program appropriate for students in grade 3 and higher. The program’s game mechanics provide incentives for even the most reluctant readers, while mastery goals put choice and control in the hands of students. The Reading Plus program centers on changing How, What, and Why students read. The program provides individualized paths of instruction and goals based on student reading efficiency, capacity, and motivation, and it continually adjusts to accommodate students’ changing needs.

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