Samantha Bennett- Adolescent Reading Rx: What To Try When Teen Readers Can't or Won't! (Grades 6-12)

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Last Date to Register: 3/16/2020 11:59 PM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: BEST WESTERN PREMIER Waterfront Oshkosh
1 N Main Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Facility: Athearn Ballroom
3/17/2020 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM

Demolish disengagement, boost comprehension, and turn nonreaders into readers! Join Samantha Bennett in her workshop to learn proven ways to help struggling readers succeed. Samantha will lead an exploration of tested strategies that will derail disengagement and improve comprehension of increasingly complex texts. She will teach us how to leverage formative assessments to create instructional feedback and how to develop meaningful summative assessments and grading practices.


Participants will:

  • Find ways to create a web of authentic, compelling reasons for students to read
  • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of instruction on a daily, weekly, quarterly, or annual basis
  • Discover strategies for helping students comprehend more sophisticated texts over time
  • Learn techniques for checking whether readers are improving over time
  • Generate a 9-week unit plan that includes an anchor-text unit and a choice-based readers workshop unit



  • Grades 6-12 teachers (classroom, special education, EL, and support specialists)
  • Reading Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Principals


DATE: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

TIME:  8:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

LOCATION:  Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, 1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901

REGISTRATION FEE:  $225 per participant

  • Early Bird: $25 discount if registered before January 31, 2020
  • Team Rate: $25 discount per participant for teams of at least 3 members from the same school / district / organization

LODGING:  Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, 1 N. Main Street, Oshkosh, WI 54901
                 (920) 230-1900

                 CESA 6 block rate = $90 / evening for Monday, March 16th
                 Block rate cut off date = February 17, 2020



Any registration cancellation must be received before Friday, March 6, 2020 in order for a full refund to be issued. Registration cancellations received after Friday, March 6, 2020, a refund will be issued, but minus $50 for each participant in order to cover the cost of catering that was ordered and materials that were made for each participant(s).  Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") 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 if a cancellation occurs.


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 at least 8 business days before event in order for a full conference fee refund to be issued (full refunds do not include service fees. Service fees are nonrefundable).Registration cancellations received 1-7 business days before an event, a refund, minus $50 for each participant, will be issued. Persons who are registered, but not in attendance on the day of the session ("no call, no show") 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 if a cancellation occurs.

Note: Cancellation policies are subject to change based on event.