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What Does it Take to Improve Reading Achievement?

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


Presenter – Dr. Tim Shanahan – Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he was Founding Director of the UIC Center for Literacy. Author or editor of more than 200 publications including the books, Teaching with the Common Core Standards for the English Language Arts and Early Childhood Literacy. He received a presidential appointment on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy. He has chaired federal research panels: the National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, and the National Early Literacy Panel. He is the co-principal investigator of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Title I Study of Implementation and Outcomes: Early Childhood Language Development funded by the Institute of Education Sciences. Visit his blog: www.shanahanonliteracy.com Description: Everyone wants to see higher reading scores and there is a seemingly endless supply of nostrums, silver bullets, and fake news solutions available to schools that will supposedly accomplish that. Nevertheless, reading achievement in the U.S. continues to languish. This presentation explores the research-proven elements that really do make a difference in learning to read. Questions? contact: Regina.Lukich@escco.org