As in many states, far too many of Michigan’s children are not reading proficiently by the end of grade three—and the situation continues to worsen. Addressing this problem can require broad and significant improvement in instructional practices. Toward that end, an Early Literacy Task Force (ELTF) in Michigan identified 10 research-informed classroom literacy instructional practices for Pre-K and 10 such practices for K-3 that can have a meaningful impact on student literacy.
Join us on Monday, September 26 at 2pm ET to hear from Nell Duke, Susan Townsend, and Naomi Norman as they will share these instructional practices, and discuss how the ELTF is working to make them a focus of professional development throughout the state of Michigan. These practices can be used by educators nationwide to make similar changes in their states.
Presenters:• Nell K. Duke, Professor, Literacy, Language, and Culture, University of Michigan
• Naomi Norman, Assistant Superintendent, Achievement & Student Services, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Mich.
• Susan Townsend, Director of Instruction and Learning Services, Jackson County Intermediate School District, Mich.
• Kelly Montes De Oca, Chief Learning Officer, BloomBoard