College To Host Reading Literacy Conference

November 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Bermuda College will be hosting a virtual conference entitled “Reading Success for Every Child: Teaching Reading is Rocket Science” on Saturday, November 28th.

A spokesperson said, “In a bid to engage educators and parents in improving students’ reading and writing proficiency, Bermuda College is hosting a virtual conference, “Reading Success for Every Child: Teaching Reading is Rocket Science”.

“The event, which is free of charge, will focus on best practices for teaching reading in the classroom, and is based on scientific research on how the brain learns to read, but specifically how children learn to read.

“The conference will be held on Saturday, November 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and feature two subject experts and authors, Dr. Tamu Lucero [The Growing Success in Stamford, CT], Superintendent of Stamford Public Schools; and Dr. Margie Gillis [Teaching Reading is Rocket Science], a certified Academic Language Therapist, both of whom will join local panellists representing the Ministry of Education, and a PTA parent.

Bermuda College Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, who is the conference moderator, noted, “I strongly encourage educators and administrators, but specifically primary school teachers, to register for this free event and to take advantage of the evidence-based data that will be presented on best practices in developing reading literacy. Parents and grandparents who are concerned about developing reading skills in young children will also benefit from this event”.

Teachers who participate can earn PD units from Bermuda College which can then be credited toward professional development targets. Visit the College website at www.college.bm for details.

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