Who Is NOBODY? was at Canada’s National Reading Recovery Conference at the Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel in Richmond Hill, Ontario. We met teachers who are passionate about Literacy from the Toronto District School Board, Nova Scotia, the North West Territories, British Columbia and everywhere in between!
Canada’s annual Reading Recovery Conference shares best practices
It was a very organized conference and the following speakers, among others, kept the conversations buzzing long after the workshops:
Richard Allington – Professor of Education, University of Tennessee
David Booth – Professor Emeritus, OISE
Gay Su Pinnell – Reading Recovery Trainer Emeritus, Ohio State University
Shari Worsfold – Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, Yukon Department of Education
Yvette Heffernan – Directrice à la formation, ICIPLE, Région Atlantique
There was also a special book launch event for Lyn Sharratt and Michael Fullan:
Putting Faces on the Data: Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction
A common question at the Reading Recovery Conference
When people visit the Who Is NOBODY? information booth, they always ask:
How do you become SOMEBODY?
Begin The SOMEBODY Project
Get out there and make the most of today!
Do something kind out of the blue.
Go above and beyond what is expected of you.
Or, at the next social event you attend find somebody who isn’t talking to anybody and introduce yourself. All these actions connect you with other people and … drum roll …
People help you discover your passions and reach your potential.
Who Is NOBODY? helps people get started on The SOMEBODY Project.
What is Reading Recovery?
Reading Recovery™ is a one-to-one intervention program for students in Grade 1 who are at-risk readers and writers. Teachers participate in intensive training in their first year of teaching, and are continuously trained throughout the time they are teaching Reading Recovery. A trained teacher will teach from 8 to 12 students per year in a half-time morning assignment. Teachers work one on one with students in 30-minute lessons for a maximum of 20 weeks. Students selected for Reading Recovery have been assessed and are the lowest achievers in reading and writing in the classroom. The history of the program shows a 60-80% success rate for students returning to the regular classroom in grades 2 and 3 and working at grade level. The effectiveness of this program is well documented internationally, and the success of the program is highly valued and celebrated by staff, parents, and students.
For more information on Reading Recovery and to look into attending the conference next year, visit the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery website.
The statistics of Reading Recovery’s effectiveness is amazing! We need to give all young people the necessary support to succeed. Why? Because …
Change starts with kids.