Did I tell you where I am going this week? No, oh you are going to be soooooo jealous!
Reading for the Love of It!!!!
This is an amazing conference held here in Toronto every year and you are not going to believe all the speakers that will be present.
Click here to check out the programme book to see the whole line up.
I have been to this 2-day conference twice before and loved every minute. There are a whole bunch of open workshops hosted over the 2 days and the entire hotel is just crawling with teachers who love teaching literacy. It spans the entire elementary and secondary (K-12) system and covers not just reading, but writing, media, drama and much more!
Some of the presenters I am looking forward to seeing this year are:
Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (That's right, the sisters will be there!!) They are putting on 2 workshops- The Daily 5: What New, Tried and True; and Exactly How to Have Assessment Inform Instruction for Greater Student Achievement by Using the Cafe Menu
Janet Allen- Get Real: Instructional Strategies to Support Reading and Writing Non-Fiction
Patrick Reilly and Melodie Picco- Are Your Students Really Comprehending What They Are Reading?
Lorna Earl- Rethinking Assessment with Purpose in Mind
Lori Jamison- Guided Reading: Making the Most of the 18 Minute Lesson
Don Jones and Jill Staple- Using Descriptive Feedback: Assessment For and As Learning
And....if that isn't enough! I am also going to a luncheon where Erin Gruwell (Freedom Writers) will be speaking on "Becoming a Catalyst for Change".
I will try to take pictures, notes and report back to everyone all about my 2 days in literacy heaven!!