UMaine’s Jane Wellman-Little to offer professional development workshop

Jane Wellman-Little, lecturer in reading and literacy education with the School of Learning and Teaching in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, will present a workshop for educators and school administrators on Thursday, Nov. 7 at Wells Conference Center on the UMaine campus.

Wellman-Little will discuss how picture books engage readers’ heads, hearts and minds, as well as how critical literacy can be taught to help students move beyond passively accepting the message of text to questioning, examining or disputing the power relations that exist between readers and authors. This workshop is designed for Reading Recovery teachers and teacher leaders, classroom teachers, art teachers, interventionists, special educators, and coaches and administrators who support students in grades K-8.

Wellman-Little has more than 40 years’ experience as a teacher and administrator in public and private schools, and as a faculty member at UMaine. For more information and to register for this event, download the flyer below.