Calgary Reads was thrilled to welcome educators and literacy supporters to a fun, information packed professional development day.
We launched the remarkable day of learning with Proust and the Squid author, and leading ‘reading brain’ scientist, Maryanne Wolf. The humourous advocate for early readers shared her in-depth research and insights into why the young brain matters so much, how the dyslexic brain is particularly unique (and important to society), and various concepts in teaching that can support the most recent lessons on reading brain science. Visit our Facebook page for a really fun and easy demonstration of “polysemy” (wordshave multiple meanings) as tried by a Calgary Reads employee with her child.
Local educators and literacy advocates Linda Sutherby, Laura Devitt and Anne Price shared some additional key learning and strategies as they demonstrated the various ‘reading brain’ stages from birth to fluent reading in grade 3 and 4.
You’ll find links to downloadable presentations from all four experts here.
More key strategies and insights from the day will be shared here, on the Calgary Reads new blog! If you are eager for more information now, scroll through the updates and insights from the day on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/calgaryreads. Remember to “like” us to stay current with our news, tips and ideas.
Thank you to sponsors Fort Calgary Lions Club, University of Calgary, Owl’s Nest Books and Calgary Regional Consortium.