Misconceptions About Student Literacy: Why Growth Flatlines and What to Do About It
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
Presented by Gene Kerns, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, Renaissance
Sponsored by Renaissance®
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As educators, we’re generally successful in teaching students how to read. Where we often struggle is in supporting students’ ongoing reading growth, which declines drastically in the middle and upper grades and which, in turn, prevents students from achieving their full potential.
So, how can we address this challenge—and why is this “second phase” of literacy acquisition so critical to students’ success? Attend this research-driven edWebinar presented by Gene Kerns, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance, for the answers, along with practical strategies for strengthening reading practice in your district. You’ll explore:
- Why reading growth slows after grade four—and what you can do to reverse this
- How students can teach themselves essential elements of literacy, provided they have the right support
- Ways to help students build a wider vocabulary and stronger background knowledge
- How quality reading practice strengthens social-emotional learning
This session will be of particular benefit to elementary through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders, as well as reading directors, coordinators, and specialists. There will be time to get your questions answered after the presentation.
About the Presenter
Gene Kerns, Ed.D. is Vice President and Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance and a nationally acclaimed speaker on learning progressions, educational standards, and literacy development. He is co-author of the new book Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise (Teachers College Press, 2017).
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