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Oral Language: The Core and Heart of Reading and Writing Proficiency by Dr. Margie Gillis (In-Person)
April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In-Person. No cost. Register HERE.
The Schenck School and ReadSource invite you to an informative presentation by noted literacy expert Dr. Margie Gillis. In this presentation, Dr. Gillis will explain why a student’s ability to read and write depends on their teachers’ knowledge of language. This knowledge informs structured literacy instruction, an approach that provides explicit instruction and myriad opportunities to practice listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Dr. Margie B. Gillis, Ed.D., CALT, is the founder and president of Literacy How, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides professional learning opportunities and coaching for educators on how best to implement evidence-based practices in the classroom. She has worked at the policy level through the Connecticut State Department of Education and has partnered with educators in other states to bring the science of reading and Structured Literacy into districts, schools and importantly, classrooms across all tiers of instruction. She is an advisor for ReadWorks, Understood, and the International Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction and is on the Editorial Board of IDA, Perspectives and The Reading League Journal. Margie believes that learning to read is a civil right and that all children can learn to read and benefit from evidence-based instruction.