Reading Recovery Conference 2014

Who Is NOBODY? had the honour of attending the CIRR National Early Literacy Learning Conference to share our literacy-based program with all attendees

Reading Recovery Conference is a BIG Hit!

  • Educators from across Canada attend the 2014 Reading Recovery Conference

  • Stuart Shankar from York University is a keynote speaker at the 2014 Reading Recovery Conference

  • Who Is NOBODY? is easy, creates exciting curriculum connections and celebrates reading recovery students

Who Is NOBODY? had the honour of attending the CIRR National Early Literacy Learning Conference to share our literacy-based program with all attendees, including:

  • Reading Recovery teachers
  • Reading Specialists
  • Literacy Coaches and Coordinators
  • Kindergarten teachers
  • ECEs
  • Grade1-3 classroom teachers
  • Resource teachers
  • ELL and Special Education teachers

From across Canada!

Educators came together for CIRR’s Reading Recovery Conference to hear Keynote Speakers such as:

Stuart Shanker
Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, York University

Mary Rosser
Reading Recovery Trainer, University of Maine

Itah Sadu
Storyteller, Author of Children’s Books

Along with Keynote Speakers, attendees could sign up for featured presenters and breakout sessions that offered something for everyone involved in early literacy teaching.

Reading Recovery Conference - Who Is NOBODY?Who Is NOBODY? met so many passionate educators to share how our literacy program supports Reading Recovery Conference attendees and their students.

The top 3 ways Who Is NOBODY? supports Reading Recovery students and teachers is:

  1. EASY
    Set up by DVD and then self-running Who Is NOBODY? supports teachers in implementing a literacy program that makes a big difference – without any workshop or preparation necessary!
    Who Is NOBODY?
    applies the literacy curriculum to real life experiences by supporting each individual student in doing a personally meaningful literacy project that exercises all 4 strands of literacy (reading, writing, oral and visual communication and media literacy) – this literacy program is also cross-curricular helping students build self-esteem and exercise The Arts, Social Justice, Equity, Bullying Prevention, EcoSchools, Character Education, Celebrate Diversity…
    Who Is NOBODY? builds a scrapbook and ‘mascot’ that documents, shares and celebrates student literacy projects. Students love to look back and read past student work, be inspired by their actions to help others and add their own stories and pictures, knowing they are ‘part of something’ that will inspire their peers and the students who next take ‘NOBODY’ home

Some of the educators we met at the 2014 Reading Recovery Conference were from the following school boards:

  • Blue Water District School Board (BWDSB)
  • Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
  • Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB)
  • Halton District School Board  (HDSB)
  • York Region District School Board (YRDSB)
  • Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO)
  • Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board  (BGCDSB)
  • Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB)
  • Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB)
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB)
  • Peel District School Board (PDSB)
  • Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB)
    …and tons of other School Boards from outside of Ontario, like Brandon School District (BSD) in Manitoba and Grande Prairie Public School District (GPPSD) in Alberta!

For an overview of how Who Is NOBODY? works see the video below!

 Who Is NOBODY? attended the 2014 Reading Recovery Conference

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What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery is a school-based, short-term intervention designed for children aged five or six, who are the lowest achieving in literacy after their first year of school. These children are often not able to read the simplest of books or write their own name before the intervention. The intervention involves intensive one-to-one lessons for 30 minutes a day with a trained literacy teacher, for between 12 and 20 weeks.

More information about the 2014 Reading Recovery Conference – so you can make sure you mark your calendar and attend the 2015 Reading Recovery Conference can be found here.


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