Cultivating Independence in Reading Workshop (K-8 Summer Literacy Institute)

Jan Burkins & Kim Yaris, Gravity Goldberg, and Kate Roberts

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Last Date to Register: 6/24/2018 11:59 PM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location Facility Date Time Notes
Oshkosh Convention Center
2 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Paul L. Conference Room 6/26/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM Check in opens at 7:30 A.M.
Oshkosh Convention Center
2 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Paul L. Conference Room 6/27/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM Check in opens at 7:30 A.M.
Oshkosh Convention Center
2 N. Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Paul L. Conference Room 6/28/2018 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM Check in opens at 7:30 A.M.

Cultivating Independence in Reading Workshop
Summer Literacy Institute for Grades K - 8

June 26, 2018:  Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris

Who’s Doing the Work? How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More

Considering the ways read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading are connected, participants will learn about “next generation” thinking for each instructional context. Through interactive protocols, presentation, and discussion, participants will make connections to mindset, student engagement, text level, and teacher language, considering when they do (and do not) help students develop efficient reading processes and enthusiasm for reading. They will learn simple adjustments to instruction that can lead to powerful shifts in student engagement and empower students to do the work of becoming better readers.

Participants will learn:

  • How to determine if students are doing enough of the work.
  • How to release more of the work to students.
  • How to develop lessons that give students more responsibility for doing the work.
  • The differing roles of teachers and students in read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading.
  • What instructional language to use to give students more responsibility for the work.
  • How to engage students across the gradual release of responsibility.
  • How to select texts for each instructional context that appropriately supports students.


June 27, 2018:  Dr. Gravity Goldberg

Mindsets and Moves, Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge

Gravity Goldberg will share structures and strategies that work with curriculum, to help readers take charge. She will show us the way forward, which lies in admiring, studying, and really getting to know your students. Easily replicable in any setting, any time, her “4 Ms” framework ultimately lightens your load because it allows students to monitor and direct their reading lives.

  • Miner: Uncover Students’ Reading Processes
  • Mirror: Give Feedback That Reinforces a Growth Mindset
  • Model: Show Readers What We Do
  • Mentor: Guide Students to Try New Ways of Reading


June 28, 2018:  Kate Roberts

DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence

Kate will show us how to make visual teaching tools and to use our teaching smarts to get the most from those tools. Kate will share simple, visual tools that you can make. She will show how to maximize your instructional know-how by using the tools to:

  • Make reading and writing strategies stick.
  • Motivate students to reach for their next learning goal.
  • Differentiate instruction simply and quickly.

Kate will offer experience-honed advice for using the tools for assessment, small-group instruction, conferring, setting learning goals, and, most important, helping students think strategically to become DIY learners.


Early-bird Registration*
Now through April 30, 2018
$200 for one day – $375 for two days – $550 for three days

Standard Registration*
May 1 – June 20, 2018
$225 for one day – $400 for two days – $575 for three days

*Team Rate
Three or more participants from same district.
$25 discount per person for 3 or more participants from the same school / district / organization.
Discount Code = TEAM



Oshkosh Convention Center
2 N. Main Street, Oshkosh 54901


Best Western Waterfront Hotel
(Attached to the Oshkosh Convention Center)
(920) 230-1900

Block rate = $92 per evening (plus tax) ends on May 25, 2018

For more information or questions about registration, please contact:

Amy Ruppert, Literacy Center Program Assistant



CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.