Monday, July 7, 2014 - 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Rm. 311



SESSION ABSTRACT


What does the required 90-minute block look like in regards to Read to Achieve legislation? In this session, participants will review research on the importance of having a 90-minute block of reading instruction. Through collaboration, participants will develop plans for each of the blocks of instructional time. BYOD


PRESENTER INFORMATION


Melissa Ashley is the K-3 Literacy Consultant for Region 7. She has over 27 years of classroom experience in grades K-8. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, Early Childhood Generalist, and renewed this certification in 2012. Melissa served as a NC Teacher Academy Trainer in the Early Literacy, Educational Technology, and Classroom Strategies that Work divisions.

Kimberli McWhirter is the K-3 Literacy Consultant for Region 8, serving the schools and districts of southwestern North Carolina. Kimberli has worked for the Department of Public Instruction since July of 2005, first as a Reading Consultant for the Reading First initiative, and then as an Elementary Instructional Coach for the division of District and School Transformation.


RACE TO THE TOP PRIORITIES


Improving teacher effectiveness and distribution
Implementing standards and assessments
Supporting struggling students
Improving collection and use of data to improve the teaching process


TARGET AUDIENCE


K-4 teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches


OBJECTIVES / LEARNING TARGETS


Examine current research on the importance of having a 90-minute block of reading instruction.
Collaboratively develop plans for each of the blocks of instructional time.


RESOURCES