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1 Olympians for Reading: Carrying the Torch for Literacy West Virginia Reading Association Conference November 15-16, 2012 The Greenbrier, White Sulfur Springs, WV


3 Keynote Speakers

4 Anita Archer

5 Serves as an educational consultant to state departments, county agencies, and school districts Is nationally known for her presentations on instructional procedures and literacy instruction Wrote textbook entitled Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Instruction

6 Michael Shoulders

7 Taught for 14 years before becoming an instructional supervisor until 2005 Created a weekly column for The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle which reviews childrens literature (it continues today under his wifes direction) Visits nearly 100 schools each year spreading his message that Reading is Magic 2012 IRA speaker

8 A few of Michaels many popular books

9 Authors Luncheon Speakers The 2012 WVRA authors luncheons addresses will be provided by West Virginia authors. Buffet lunches will be provided by the Greenbrier staff. Reserve your tickets and enjoy a wonderful meal while listening to an enlightening presentation.

10 Jim Strawn and Chuck Stump

11 Jim has been the Director of Marketing and Community Education at Highland Hospital since 1995 He serves on 15 different non-profit Boards He hopes that the Sad, Mad, Glad Book series will run wide and deep among our nations elementary-aged children Chuck is an energetic, knowledgeable, and interactive speaker He has given over 700 keynote, half, and full day seminars

12 The Sad, Mad, Glad Book Series

13 Sarah Sullivan

14 Most recent book Passing the Music Down was chosen as a 2011 WV Childrens Choice book Poetry has appeared in Cricket magazine Reviews childrens books for The Sunday Gazette-Mail in West Virginia Conducts writing workshops and authors visits throughout the country


16 Featured Speakers

17 Carrice Cummins

18 2012-2013 IRA President Served on a number of IRA committees and special projects including the Teacher Education Task Force and Early Childhood Commission Lifetime active member of the Louisiana Reading Association Enjoyed 29 years in PK-12 school setting as a classroom teacher, elementary principal, and central office supervisor Currently a member of the Louisiana Tech University Faculty Work focuses on classroom literacy instruction Believes that all children have a right to a quality education and it is teachers, not programs, that make a difference

19 Jean Ciborowski Fahey

20 Early Literacy and Research Specialist at Reach Out and Reads National office Worked 15 years at Boston Childrens Hospital Was an instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School Advocate with Boston Center for Homeless Families through Boston Medical Center Author of Textbooks and the Students Who Cant Read Them

21 Carol Gilbert

22 Director of Educational Partnerships for Houghton Mifflin Harcourts Specialized Curriculum Group Developed and supervised professional development implementations for elementary and middle schools Has worked with editors and educational publishing companies to develop materials that address the needs of students and teachers Workshops and keynotes address best practice, literacy, intervention, and the 21 st century learner

23 Sara Peters

24 Former second, forth, and fifth grade teacher committed to quality education for all students Elementary account manager for Lakeshore Extensive experience in teaching reading and writing Trained at The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University Implemented a program to help high- achieving fifth graders gain admission to top college prep schools in the city

25 Additional Presenters Melissa Ridenour - Empowering Children to Take a Pro- Active Role in Staying Safe from Abduction and Predator Harm Emily Hansen – Use to Easily Produce Effective Materials for Your Leveled Groups Sarah Gillepie – All You Need is Just a Little Faith Robin Ramey and Rhonda ONeal – Fun with Nonfiction Bruce Brown – Setting Up and Managing an Effective RTI Lab for Early Reading Intervention Debby Mossburg – Reading Assessments: The Foundation for an RTI Model and Reading for Meaning – Fluently! Dr. Barbara Ornstein and Dr. William Bingman – Whats New in Childrens Books? – 2012 Mary Ann Pannone – Working with Parents/Increasing Parent Involvement Stephanie Clapham – The Common Core and Your Reading Classroom

26 Johnnalyn Davis, Terri Chapman, Joni Shortridge, and Amy Messinger – Cultivating Continuous Improvement: Student Data Notebooks in the Middle School Setting Colleen Driscoll – Santa Exercises and Runs Across the Curriculum Mary Weikle – Lets Move! WV Active Schools Campaign Barbara Jones – Mapping Your Way to Successful Reading Across Curriculms Patterson Cunningham – Beyond Alignment and Compliance with Common Core State Standards Barbara Laster and Laura Salvatore – Literacy Instruction Under the Lens: Making a Long Term Impact for a Struggling Reading Michele Goodson and Sylvia Goodson – Creating Rubric Driven Lessons Deanna Maynard and Jennifer Sparks – National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy Helen Long – Changing the Course of the Struggling Reader Proven Effective Practices in Early Literacy Aligned to CCSS

27 Angela Icard and Krenna Allender – Common Core Standards: A Moving Experience for the Kindergarten Classroom Tarabeth Brumfield and Brea Wiles – Innovative Technology Enhances Literacy Development at the Marshall University STEM Center Debra Holly and Karen Dillon – A Gallery Walk of Literature Mary Lu MacCorkle – Instructional Practices Inventory Karen Ashbrook – Annual Meeting of the Early Literacy Council: Make and Take Workshop and Luncheon (sponsored by Lakeshore) Sharon Russell – Adolescent Accelerated Reading Initiative (AARI): County-wide implementation of a research-based model designed to accelerate academic literacy performance

28 Vaughn Rhudy – Analyzing Student Growth and Achievement in Reading and Writing Using WESTEST 2 Reports and Using Both Current WV Rubrics and New Next Generation Instructional Writing Rubrics to Score Student Writing Dr. Robert Harrison and WVSU pre-service teachers – Pre- Service Teachers Carry the Torch for Literacy


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