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Saturday, September 12 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Literacy is NOT a Spectator Sport: Hands-On, Minds-On Reading!

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What can we, as the educators who teach this future generation of readers, do to create more engaging literacy experiences?  In this interactive session, Dr. Kathy Perez will help you re-discover the keys of creating a community of readers, no matter the constricts facing your time.  Focusing on classroom environment and brain-based teaching, as well as student reading identity, this is a session sure to create conditions for more reading joy and deeper engagement with reading. From re-thinking major literacy decisions to all of the small decisions we make daily; this is meant to be a practical session that will offer up ideas to be implemented the very next day.

New brain-based discoveries reveal powerful mind-body states to optimize learning. This interactive workshop will help you see, hear and feel what brain-compatible literacy learning is all about. Energize your classrooms with powerful, practical tips and tools to engage all learners! Create a blast of positive energy by combining these techniques and propel learners quickly and easily toward achieving instructional objectives. Examine effective techniques for vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and critical thinking skills and see them modeled. Acquire instant ideas for your instructional tool kit!

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Dr. Kathy Perez

Professor Emerita, Saint Marys College of California
Dr. Kathy Perez, is an acclaimed international educational consultant, author and motivational speaker, specializing in instructional strategies and creative approaches to brain research, literacy, student engagement, differentiation and inclusion. Dr. Kathy has extensive teaching... Read More →

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Matthew Barenie

Member-at-Large, Indiana State Literacy Association

Saturday September 12, 2020 9:00am - 9:45am EDT
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