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News | February 26, 2010

Summer PD Institute Highlights IRA’s Essential Readings


Essential Engagement: Motivating Metacognitive Minds

June 14–18, 2010

In partnership with the International Reading Association, Penn State York offers a week of powerful professional learning featuring nationally recognized speakers, thought-provoking break-out sessions, and small-group interaction with literacy leaders and colleagues from around the country.

Options for Attendance

You can tailor participation to meet your professional development goals: Attend for the full week or on a daily basis, earning graduate credit or continuing education/PD hours.  For more information and to register online, visit www.psusummerinstitute.info.

Featured Speakers

Richard Allington Richard Allington
Will RTI Benefit Struggling Readers?

Dorothy Strickland Dorothy Strickland
The Essentials of Early Literacy: Making a Difference through Policy and Practice

Timothy Rasinski Timothy Rasinski
Effective Teaching of Fluency: Still the Neglected (and Abused) Goal of the Reading Curriculum

Douglas Fisher Diane Lapp Douglas Fisher and Diane Lapp
Supporting Every Student’s Comprehension

Michael Graves Michael Graves
Teaching 50,000 Words and Erasing a 30 Million Word Deficit

Linda Gambrell Jacquelynn Malloy Barbara Marinak Linda Gambrell, Jacquelynn Malloy, and Barbara Marinak
Creating Classroom Cultures That Foster Reading Motivation

Dixie Winters Dixie Winters
Teaching Critical Thinking Skills and Metacognitive Awareness: The Key to Increased Student Achievement

BethAnn Pratte BethAnn Pratte
Mind, Brain, and Education

Charles Fay Charles Fay
Practical Strategies for Success with Difficult Students

Speakers will highlight IRA’s “Essential Readings.” Each book in the series includes a leading expert’s favorite articles in a critical topic area. Find out more at the IRA website.

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