Keynotes 2017

Thursday Keynote: Lori Jamison

Seeing Vulnerable Learners as ‘with promise’ rather than ‘at risk’

The key to making a difference for our most vulnerable learners is to meet them where they are and target instruction to accelerate their progress.  In this session we’ll look at current and classic research to guide us in finding the promise in every student.





Friday Keynote: Sue Duncan

Critical Aspects of Early Learning in Reading

Important understandings and knowledge in early learning are the building blocks of later efficient processing in reading. Much of this early learning involves learning to use the visual information in print alongside language sources of information such as meaning and structure. Clay suggests that children need to adjust “the visual working system” as they become readers and writers. In this presentation we will explore some of these important aspects that children need to get underway in order to become good readers.