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Shifting the Balance: Six Ways to Bring Reading Science Alive for Beginning or Struggling Readers

In-Person and Virtual Attendance
October 26th, 2022, 9:00am - 3:30pm
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SIX WAYS TO BRING READING SCIENCE ALIVE FOR BEGINNING OR STRUGGLING READERS

WITH JAN BURKINS AND KARI YATES

 

 

OCTOBER 26, 2022

BOBAK'S EVENT CENTER

WOODRIDGE, IL

9:00 AM-3:30 PM

IN-PERSON OR LIVE STREAM

 

If you are a teacher, coach, or school leader who wants to make sure daily practices are actually

making it easier, not harder for children to learn, this day of learning is for you. In this workshop led

by Jan Burkins & Kari Yates, based on the groundbreaking book Shifting the Balance, you’ll be invited

to take an honest second look at current literacy practices, bravely considering the question, “What

needs to shift?” Jan and Kari will unpack the why and the how behind six critical shifts, aligning

current practices with brain science. You will leave with practical and powerful instructional

moves you can make starting tomorrow! Ready to learn, reflect, and have some fun along the way?

We hope you’ll join us.

 

DESIRED OUTCOMES

  • Explore common misunderstandings about early literacy instruction and their implications.
  • Discover both the why and the how for more science-aligned teaching structures for beginning readers.
  • Reflect on current practices for early literacy instruction, identifying those to elevate, those to refine, and those to replace with more brain-friendly alternatives.
    •         Rethinking how reading comprehension begins
    •         Recommitting to phonemic awareness instruction
    •         Reimagining the way we teach phonics
    •         Revising high-frequency word instruction
    •         Reinventing the ways we prompt readers
    •         Reconsidering texts for beginning readers
  • Understand the Four-Part Processing Model (Adams 1990; Sedenberg & McClelland 1989).
  • Simple View of Reading (Gough and Tunmer, 1986) and orthographic mapping (Ehri 2014) the roles they play in how the brain learns to read.
  • Learn high-leverage instructional routines that will make learning to read easier - not harder for children.

 

 

Registration Fees

Early Bird before 9/1/22  $179.00

IL ASCD Member $199.00

Non-Member $248.00

2 people $228.00

3 people $218.00

 

 

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Kari Yates

Kari Yates is an author, speaker, consultant, and staff developer with a passion for helping

busy literacy educators thrive. Her experiences include classroom teacher, special education,

Reading Recovery teacher, elementary principal, and district administrator. Kari is also the

author of Simple Starts: Making the Move to a Reader-Centered Classroom (Heinemann,

2015) and co-author of To Know and Nurture a Reader (Stenhouse Publishing, 2018) and the

groundbreaking new text, Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into

the Balanced Literacy Classroom (Stenhouse, 2021).

 

 

Jan Burkins

Dr. Jan Burkins is a full-time consultant and author of five books for literacy educators. Her

latest book, Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced

Literacy Classroom is co-authored with Kari Yates. With more than 30 years of experience in

education, Jan’s favorite work is conducting literacy audits for schools, where she works with

schools and district leaders to determine their next steps for making learning to read easier

for the children they support.

 

 

 

 

 

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