National Reading Recovery & Early Literacy Conference

2020 Reading Recovery & Early Literacy Learning Conferences

The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery National Conference offers an outstanding professional development experience for teachers, principals and senior administrators interested in expanding common understandings and effective practices to maximize student learning and prevent failure.

Reading Recovery is an evidence-based professional development model designed to ensure that the children who struggle the most with early literacy learning gain the skills they need to access a literate and productive future.

The CIRR is widely recognized as the country’s premier provider of excellent professional development experiences for teachers of early literacy.  Sessions are designed to present sound learning theory together with instructional best practices for K–3 teachers, Literacy Consultants and Coaches, Resource, Special Education teachers and Early Childhood Educators.  Also included is a vendor trade show where participants can meet publishers and purchase items for themselves and their classrooms.

This research-based professional development opportunity for educators is respected and appreciated as the place for tools to enable the highest quality literacy instruction for all students. Workshops are led by local and national literacy experts. These sessions focus on best instructional practices in the areas of: reading, writing, literacy coaching, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word study, phonemic awareness, differentiated instruction, strategies for struggling readers, assessment, diverse learners, and more.

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I loved the conference.  I learned so much in two days that it will take me the rest of the school year to implement half of my new learning. I took 20 pages of notes packed with good ideas. One of my favourite quotes was “ You can’t blame the lettuce for not growing.”.  Which basically meant we need to look at our own practice if a child is not progressing. My head is exploding with optimism!   ~past conference attendee

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