Internationally Recognized Speakers To Address Reading Recovery Institute
Internationally Recognized Speakers To Address
Reading Recovery Institute
DENTON Three internationally recognized speakers
Janice Farmer Hailey, Steven Kellogg and Gay Su Pinnell
will address the more than 3,000 educators attending the Reading
Recovery/Early Literacy Institute, hosted by Texas Woman's
University Oct. 16-18 in Dallas.
The institute will take place at the Adam's Mark Hotel and is
designed for teachers, administrators, school support personnel,
parents and all persons interested in early literacy and
intervention programs. Information about the institute is
available by contacting the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at
(940) 898-3408, (800) 250-7808 or by visiting .
Hailey, a Reading Recovery trainer from new South Wales,
Australia, has been involved in Reading Recovery since 1986. She
first trained as a Reading Recovery teacher leader, then as a
Reading Recovery trainer. She is the current Australian board
member to the International Reading Recovery Trainer
Organization. Her speech, titled "Teaching for Independent
Problem Solving, the How, What Ifs and When of a Reading Recovery
Lesson," will be Oct. 16 during the Reading Recovery
Kellogg, an author and illustrator from Essex, N.Y., will
deliver his speech titled "Colleagues and Co-conspirators:
The Art of the Picture Book" Oct. 17 during the Early
Literacy Institute. Kellogg has loved picture books since he was
a child and during his 30-year career has authored and
illustrated more than 100 children's books. His work has been
recognized with the Regina Medal, the David McCord Citation, the
New England Booksellers Award and the Jo Osborne Award for Humor
in Children's Literature.
Pinnell's speech, titled "Reading Recovery's Significance
in a World of Change: Future Readers and Reading for the
Future," will be presented Oct. 16 during a session designed
for school administrators. Pinnell, a professor at Ohio State
University, is a leader in the implementation of Reading Recovery
in the United States and in the development of a project called
the Literacy Collaborative.
More than 20 other experts on early literacy and Reading
Recovery from the U.S. and abroad also will make presentations at
The Reading Recovery program has a successful track record of
helping poor readers and has been used in Texas schools since
1988. Nearly 300 Texas school districts use the program.
During the 12-to-20-week program, first graders who have
difficulty reading and writing meet individually with a specially
trained teacher for 30 minutes a day to improve their skills.
Seventy-five percent of Reading Recovery students are considered
average readers by the time they complete a full program,
according to the most recent tracking data.
TWU is one of 23 Reading Recovery university training centers
in the United States and one of only two universities in the
world providing training for Descubriendo La Lectura, the Spanish
language version of Reading Recovery.
Verizon is providing support for this year's institute.
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