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Teaching for Tomorrow: Promoting Lifelong Learners Through Challenging and Strategic Work with Linda Dorn
August 5-6, 2013, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Wells Conference Center, University of Maine
Audience: PreK-8 School Teams
Dr. Linda J. Dorn is a Professor of Reading Education and Director of the Center for Literacy at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her 30 years of experience in education include teaching, professional development, and support at all levels of the system from primary through tertiary. Her work also includes the development and implementation of the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Model and the Comprehensive Intervention Model, which are widely implemented in states across the nation including Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These initiatives are recognized as exemplary models for continuous school improvement in education.
Dr. Dorn is the co-author of Apprenticeship in Literacy (2nd ed., 2012), Scaffolding Young Writers (2001), Shaping Literate Minds (2001), Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach (2005), and Literacy Task Cards (2001), as well as the video staff development series Organizing for Literacy (1999), Results that Last (2003), Developing Independent Learners (2003), Collaborative Conferences (2007), Interventions that Work: Guided Reading Plus Group (2009), Interventions that Work: Comprehension Focus Group (2009), Small Group Intervention: Linking Word Study to Reading and Writing (2009), and Interventions that Work: A Comprehensive Intervention Model for Preventing Reading Failure in Grades K-3 (2011).
To meet the increasing demands of the 21st century, students must be able to use advanced literacy skills to solve complex problems and to acquire deeper knowledge of literacy and the world. With the emphasis on rigorous environments and complex texts in the Common Core State Standards, teachers must be experts at creating differentiated instruction and scaffolding students’ learning. This summer’s institute will focus on Uive learning goals:
- Advancing teachers’ understanding of organizational techniques for creating rigorous real world experiences for all students, plus speciUic techniques for scaffolding struggling readers.
- Advancing teachers’ understanding of text complexity and the types of sophisticated literacy strategies that students must acquire in order to comprehend complex texts.
- Advancing teachers’ understanding of writing instruction and the types of crafting techniques that students must acquire in order to produce high-quality compositions.
- Advancing teachers’ understanding of the importance of aligned and congruent interventions for struggling readers and writers across classroom, Title I, and special education programs; and
- Assisting school teams to collaborate on the literacy improvement process to achieve maximum results for all children.