Waking up to 8" of snow
Columbus Convention CenterClassroom teachers, principals, Title I interventionists, literacy coaches, and Reading Recovery teachers from all over the United States and Canada gather each year in Columbus. We come together to learn new strategies to implement in the classroom.
Our goal is to create lifelong readers starting with our youngest students.
Oral language is a key in reading success
World renown literacy specialist, Sharon Tabinski, the keynote speaker talks about the importance of oral language in the development of our children.
|The importance of early literacy intervention|
Heated walk-way from conference to our hotel. It was wonderful not having to wear a coat!
|Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator was our last keynote speaker. He is an acclaimed artist whose illustrations have won him Caldecott Honors along with multiple other awards.|
|Demonstrating his skill as a drummer. Throughout his youth he played the drums in the marching band, which then led him down the path to the formation of a rock band.|
|His love for the drums led him to his book; Max Found Two Sticks, which is about a boy who finds sticks and uses them as drumsticks to foster his love of music.|
|He used his family as models for illustrating the characters in this book.|
|Wrapping up his presentation|
|Next year's presenters and speakers. These women are pioneers in literacy. Hope we have funding so I can go!|