Judith Irvin Pre-Conference Workshop

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Using Contemporary Young Adult Literature to Support Higher Level Thinking

Dr. Jennifer Carlson, assistant professor, Hamline Univ., St. Paul, MN and Dr. Janice Strop, associate professor, literacy & language, Cardinal Stritch Univ., Milwaukee, WI

Visual Literacy & New Media: A Fresh Approach to the Research Process

Jena Abrahamsen, English teacher& Lisa Lichtman, Instructional technology coordinator, Downers Grove North HS, IL

Embedding Literacy Into the Secondary Math Classroom

Kathy Smith, reading specialist & Amanda McDonald, math teacher, Downers Grove North HS, IL

What Should a Literacy Coach Bring to the Table? 

Michelle Thompson, LLT, D54, Schaumburg, IL & Anne Yanchura, literacy coach, Beardsley MS, Crystal Lake, IL

Assessing for Comprehension

Samantha Morley, D204 interventionist& Teresa Thompson & Sarah Sherman, 6th grade LA teachers, Scullen MS, Naperville, IL

RtI and the Individual, Creating Literacy Support Through Freshman Academy 

Dr. Laura Beltchenko, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, Dist 118,  Daniel Klett, principal, Tom Nance, English teacher/dept coordinator,  and Janelle Baer, English teacher, Wauconda High School, IL

Power Writing and Writing Templates for the PSAE/ACT Writing Test

Pat Tylka, Independent consultant, St. Charles, IL

Integrating IRA’s Six Guiding Principles into an Effective RtI Plan

Rebecca Binks, Doctoral student, National Louis University, Chicago, IL

Novel Ideas Using Neal Shusterman’s Books  

Theresa Wilkie, 8th grade advanced LA teacher, Barbara Johnson, 8th grade LA teacher, Kate Klara, 8th grade LA teacher, Hinsdale Middle School, Hinsdale, IL

Creating a Shift in Thinking Through Great Literature – Social Justice for Teens

Mal Keenan, literacy coach & Amy MacCrindle, 8th grade LA/SS teacher, Bernotas Middle School, Crystal Lake, IL

Comprehension Instruction:  Comparing Text-Based Discussions & Strategy Instruction

Dr. Janice Strop, associate professor, literacy & language, Cardinal Stritch U, Milwaukee, WI

We Don’t Just Throw Footballs!  Coaches Embed the Reading Process in Their Content-Area Classes

Michael Franzese, driver’s ed, Mark Mirandola, applied arts/tech & Jim Thomas, special services, Downers Grove North HS, IL

Literacy Coaching Success in the Content Area Classroom 

Barb Mazzolini, reading specialist/coach & Amy Stoops, reading specialist/literacy coach, Downers Grove North HS, IL.

Avenues for Infusing Literacy Across the Content Areas

Nancy Spaniak, director of curriculum and instruction, and professional development, H-F D233 Lauren Freeman, reading dept chair, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, IL.

YA Literature and 21st Century Learners, with a Twist of Technology

 Dr. Laura Beltchenko, assistant superintendent, C&I, Wauconda D118, Wauconda, IL

Vocabulary Strategies: Combining Engagement with Efficiency

Dr. Margaret Richek, formerly Northeastern Illinois U, Roosevelt U, HMH, Becky McTague, assistant professor, Roosevelt U, Chicago, IL

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