- Educators from across Canada attend the Reading Recovery Conference
- Stuart Shankar from York University is a keynote speaker at the 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
- 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:
Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, York University
Reading Recovery Trainer, University of Maine
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.
Who Is NOBODY? met many passionate educators. We shared 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:
Who Is NOBODY? is set up by DVD and then self-running. It supports teachers in implementing a literacy program that makes a big difference – without a workshop or preparation.
- EXCITING CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
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. Including 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, Celebrating Diversity, Mindfulness, Differentiated Learning and so on.
Who Is NOBODY? comes with a scrapbook and class 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. Each Who Is NOBODY? participant feels a sense of purpose and belonging for their contribution to the class project.
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? has attended the National Reading Recovery Conference for several years
For more information visit: whoisnobody.com
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 12 weeks and up to 20 weeks.
More information about the Reading Recovery Conference can be found here.
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