More than 500 leading educators will attend this year's Hawaii Literacy event.
Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011 is the Third Annual Hawaii Users Conference hosted by Achieve3000®, the leader in differentiated instruction. The Third Annual Hawaii Users Conference will be held at Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort in Honolulu to honor literacy achievement in Hawaii.
Key note speakers at the conference are: Dr. Michael Kamil, Professor of Education, Stanford University, Contributor to the Reading Next Report on Adolescent Literacy and Common Core State Standards; and Dr. Mel Riddile, MetLife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year. Additional sessions will examine the implementation of differentiated instruction in Hawaii’s classrooms and celebrate literacy advancements since the program was first introduced.
"We have seen Hawaii schools make dramatic student literacy gains through a dedicated instructional effort,” says Achieve3000 CEO Saki Dodelson. “Our goal is to support Hawaii’s need for differentiated instruction aligned to common core state standards.”
A special assembly at the event will celebrate Hawaiian students for their reading and writing accomplishments using Achieve3000. A number of students have improved their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency by completing more than 40 activities on the Achieve3000 platform—at school and from home—during the past year. These students, their parents, and teachers will receive awards for their achievements.
This year’s participants are focused on addressing the topics of literacy for learning, using data to inform instruction, and aligning curriculum to common core standards. The event is always well attended a draws a variety of educational experts who offer case studies and stories to help inspire and guide discussions.
Achieve3000 is the leader in online differentiated instruction, serving more than 1 million students across the United States. Our Web-based literacy solutions are proven to increase reading comprehension and fluency, vocabulary, and writing proficiency for students in grades 2 to 12, and also for adult learners. Based on decades of scientific research, Achieve3000 solutions deliver engaging, nonfiction content that supports core curriculum, RtI, Special Ed, and other instructional models. KidBiz3000™ (grades 2-5), TeenBiz3000® (grades 6-8), Empower30000™ (grades 9-12), and Spark3000® (for adult learners) are aligned with Common Core State Standards for ELA as well as individual state standards. Achieve3000 supports 21st century education initiatives across content areas and is a member of the STEM Education Coalition. The company is based in Lakewood, N.J.