June 27 & 28, 2018
8:30am-3:30pm (both days)

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CESA #1 
N25 W23131 Paul Road
Suite 100
Pewaukee, WI 53072

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Laura Lebron 
CESA #1 
262-787-9500 x9553 

Summer Literacy Academy
Leveraging Literacy:
Elevating Teacher Practice

Day 1: June 27th - A Day with Curt Dudley-Marling
Curt Dudley-Marling is professor emeritus at Boston College. His teaching and scholarship focuses on literacy development and disability studies. Overall his work stands as a critique of the deficit thinking that pathologizes the language, culture, and communities of children for whom school is a struggle, including students with disabilities and children living in poverty. Curt has written extensively on the power of rich, engaging curricula in high-poverty schools and special education classrooms as an alternative to deficit-based instructional practices.

Day 1 Topic: Creating Inclusive Spaces Through the Use of High-Expectation Literacy Curricula 
Creating equitable, inclusive literacy classrooms demands that all students are challenged with the same high-achieving schools and classrooms. This all-day session will focus on high-expectation literacy practices appropriate for inclusive classrooms. Attention will also be given to designing classroom structures congenial to meeting the instructional needs of individual students. 

Day 2: June 28th - A Morning with Dr. Michael Ford
Michael Ford is a professor of reading in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He has been involved with literacy education for more than 30 years as a first-grade and Title I teacher as well as a researcher and teacher-educator. His work with international school associations has taken him to Africa, Europe, Central America, South America, and the Middle East.

Day 2 Topic: What Can We Learn from Exemplary Teachers? Elevating Practices in Literacy Programs
What can be learned by looking at the practices of high impact exemplary teachers in literacy programs? Participants will examine 22 research studies of exemplary literacy teachers and examine critical characteristics in four key areas: teaching philosophy, engagement practices, instructional practices, and personal qualities. Learn how to leverage what we know about exemplary teaching to provide critical insights and ideas for elevating our practices.

Additional workshop training will include:

  • Action Planning
  • Reader/Writer Workshop -- Developing a Conferring Toolkit
  • Effective Feedback for Promoting Growth
  • Elevating the Power of Guided Reading
  • Elevating Classroom Routines in Primary Reading Programs 

Cost (includes both days):

  • $270/person*
  • *NO CHARGE for CESA #1 2r Charter Schools
  • *FREE - First TWO registrants from CESA #1 Title I Districts

Registration required for ALL participants regardless of payment option. 

You may also wish to familiarize yourself with our Guest Wireless Internet Access at CESA #1 and our Guest Wireless FAQ's.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): CESA #1 will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities attending our workshops or events. If you require accommodations, please contact the workshop coordinator for that event.