As we move out of January’s resolutions that we may or may not have kept, we move into February with wise words from Marc Parent, “If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers. February is for doers.” There is certainly a lot of “doing” at Everyone Reading right now!
- We have an exciting new professional development partnership with the MAIA Education Resource Center! Supporting Diverse Learners with Comorbidity: ADHD and Dyslexia, in Grades 6-8, will be held Monday, March 4th, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The session is designed to equip educators with the knowledge and strategies to support students diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia effectively. Participants will leave this workshop with an understanding of how to address comorbidities and learn practical tools for creating inclusive and nurturing environments in middle school. It will be presented by Sharon Thomas, MAIA Founder and Director, Samantha Santiago-Gionet, MAIA Director of Executive Function Coaching and Tutoring, and Dr. Paul Yellin, MD. Dr. Yellin holds a medical degree and provides neuropsychological evaluations at the Yellin Center. He has expertise in diagnosing both dyslexia and ADHD (https://www.yellincenter.com/about-dr-yellin.html). The cost of this session is $35. You can register here!
- We are currently accepting applications for our next tutoring program, Catching Up and Getting Ahead, which will be held during mid-winter break at the Museum of the City of New York, and ten subsequent Saturdays on Zoom. Applications are due Monday, February 5th, and students will be accepted based on need and availability. The application is attached.
- The Right to Read, a film about the literacy crisis in America, is having a free all-day virtual screening on February 1st in honor of Black History Month. It is an extremely powerful film that highlights the “why” of so many of you who are reading this newsletter. To register for the screening, click here.
- Last but certainly not least – we want to thank everyone who attended, presented at, and was a sponsor at our 2024 conference. We are very excited to announce that our 2025 conference will be held on Monday, March 3rd, and Tuesday, March 4th, at the CUNY Graduate Center, so be sure to mark your calendars now!
Additional Professional Development Opportunities
Powerful Strategies for Building and Retaining Vocabulary and Information
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (2.5 NYSED CTLE hours)
Where: Remote via Zoom
Target audience: Literacy and Content Area Teachers, tutors, interventionists, special educators, administrators, and staff developers
Esther Friedman, Ph.D., will review relevant research on vocabulary acquisition and how to apply the research to practice. Accessible strategies and ways to embed these instructional moves into your literacy program and content area instruction will be presented.
Register here: Building and Retaining Vocabulary!
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