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2 Day Event:
March 13, 2019
through March 14, 2019

Cost of Attendance:

First Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Second Day Only:
$269.00 per person.

Two Days:
$449.00 per person.

Location: ST. LOUIS
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Conference: Help Your Struggling Readers, Strategies That Work! (Grades K-6)

Presented by Literacy Specialists

Bureau of Education & Research - Professional Staff Development Conference

Help Your Struggling Readers: Strategies That Work!

Choose from 21 Strategy-Packed Conference Sessions

  • Hands-On Options
  • Reading Resources
  • Hundreds of Practical Strategies
  • … and Much More!
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Uniquely Qualified Instructors

Dr. Mary Howard is a much sought after national literacy consultant. Mary has extensive experience as a Reading Recovery, special education, Title 1, and resource teacher as well as reading specialist and coach. Mary continues to work with children through in-school support. She is the author of three books including RTI from All Sides and Good to Great Teaching (Heinemann).

Mary Peterson is an enthusiastic, grades K-6 teacher with decades of teaching experience and is known for her highly motivating, very practical ideas and strategies for helping teachers to work smarter, not harder, in their classrooms. She is an expert in teaching reading to all students, particularly those who struggle. Participants regularly praise Mary’s down-to-earth, practical, idea-packed sessions for helping struggling readers.

Sharon Zinke is an outstanding teacher and engaging presenter. After decades as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and resource specialist in public schools, Sharon now works with teachers and assists schools in creating powerful structures for reading intervention. She is the author of Rime Magic: Phonics-Powered Prevention and Intervention for All Students and The Decoding Solution: Rime Magic and Fast Success for Struggling Readers (Scholastic).

Conference Agenda

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7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m. Opening General Session
9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:50 a.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:05 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
Participants, please check in at the registration desk each day you attend.

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8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch Break (on your own)
12:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m Afternoon Sessions

Special Benefits of Attending

Comprehensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbook, specifically designed for this conference. Included in the handbook are resource materials for ALL conference sessions, even those you don’t attend. These materials include:

  • Numerous reading strategies you can use right away to better support the needs of your struggling readers
  • Easy-to-implement adaptations to immediately enrich your teaching and closing the achievement gap
  • Step-by-step descriptions of dozens of powerful strategies to use successfully with your struggling students

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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