Shifting the Balance: Aligning Balanced Literacy with What We Know About How the Brain Reads with Kari Yates (Grades K-5)

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 8/1/2022 12:01 AM
Last Date to Cancel: 7/18/2022 12:01 AM
Agency: CESA 3
Agency Contact: Meredith Biba
Location: ZOOM Online
Facility: ZOOM Online
8/17/2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shifting the Balance: Aligning Balanced Literacy with What We Know About How the Brain Reads with Kari Yates  (Grades K-5)

In this workshop you’ll be invited to take an honest second look at current literacy practices, bravely considering the question, “What needs to shift?” 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 workshop is for you. This is a humorous, engaging, and science-filled professional learning based on Kari Yates’s best-selling book, Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom, coauthored with Jan Burkins. Throughout your time with Kari, she will unpack common misunderstandings about effective early literacy instruction and will share practical strategies that you can implement tomorrow, bringing your instruction in line with current brain science.  We’ll consider oral language development, phonics, phonemic awareness, sight word learning, prompting readers and text selection. Oh, my! We definitely have work to do. But, bravely embracing science and balance will ensure that more children learn to read with less struggle. Kari will leave you with both clarity and energy for the journey ahead.

Cost:  $350/Teacher or $2500/District

This workshop will also include a virtual regional bookstudy hosted by CESA 3 beginning after school in October.   

*Books not included


Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #3 at least one week prior to the scheduled event to cancel and receive a full refund of your registration fee. Cancellations not received at least one week prior to the registered event will be charged the full registration fee. CESA #3 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot. Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated. CESA #3 is handicapped accessible.