In every classroom, there are likely to be several children who haven’t yet found a way to love, or even like, reading. This four-part series will help teachers identify underlying reasons for children’s resistance, reluctance, and hesitation as well as possible remedies to enable these children to develop rich reading lives and strong reading identities. Please note: course material is not specific to the needs of children who have skills-based reading challenges.

We will consider the following questions:
  • What are the underlying causes of reading disengagement and what can we do about them?
  • What do we know about focus, engagement, and attentiveness and how do we increase them??
  • What are the characteristics of well-rounded readers?
  • In addition to decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills, what else do readers need?
  • What classroom practices and opportunities increase engagement and reading pleasure?
Kathy Collins
Kathy Collins works in schools and presents in conferences all over the world to support teachers in developing high-quality, effective literacy instruction in the early childhood settings through middle school. She is the co-author, along with Janine Bempechat of Not This But That: No More Mindless Homework (Heinemann, 2017). She co-authored, with Matt Glover, I Am Reading: Nurture Meaning-Making and Joyful Engagement with Texts (Heinemann, 2015). Kathy's other books include Reading for Real: Teach Children to Read With Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2008) and Growing Readers: Units of Study in Primary Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2004). Kathy has worked closely with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, and she taught in Brooklyn, New York. Kathy and her family live in Durham, New Hampshire.

Each session is for 2 hours.
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st March 2022
New York 5:00 am | London 10:00 am | Zurich 11:00 am | Dubai 2:00 pm | India 3:30 pm | Hong Kong 6:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 6
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours.