RIT 2.0 - Connecting Comprehension with Inquiry & Technology

Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Wednesday, June 25, 2014


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Wednesday June 25th

Morning Session

8:30 - 10:30 

The Real 21st Century Skills:  Comprehension, Collaboration and Inquiry 

Four principles of reading achievement

Comprehension and Active Literacy  


10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:45

Read Write and Talk:  Participants read and respond to nonfiction pieces


Provided on site, 11:45 -12:45

Afternoon Session

12:45 - 2:15

A closer look at close reading

            What makes a text complex?

            Close reading, viewing and listening for understanding


2:15 - 2:30


2:30 - 3:30  

Nonfiction Matters (now more than ever

3:30 - 4:00

Reflection and Q&A

Thursday June 26th

Morning Session

8:30 - 9:00   

9:00 - 10:15    

Poetry Performance with Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger 

The Power of Collaboration
            The social strategies of effective small group collaboration


Enhancing Literacy teaching and learning with Technology: An introduction  to the breakout sessions


10:15 - 10:30


10:30 - 11:45

Choice of Three Technology Breakout Sessions

1)   Kristin Ziemke - Connecting Comprehension and Technology
in the primary grades

2)   Katie Muhtaris - Connecting Comprehension  and Technology
in intermediate and middle grades

3)   Sara Holbrook & Michael Salinger  - Using technology to support the writing of informational text and creative nonfiction in  Grades k-8  



Provided on site, 11:45-12:45

Afternoon Session

12:45 - 2:15  

Breakouts continue from morning sessions with Sara, Michael, Katie and Kristin

2:15 - 2:30 


2:30 - 3:30

3:30 - 4:00  

Back with whole group:  Inquiry Circles in action with Steph

Q&A with Sara, Michael, Kristin, Katie and Steph  


Friday June 27th
Morning Session

8:30 - 9:15  

Participants engage in a Mini Inquiry 

9:15 - 10:45

Content Literacy:  Integrate comprehension instruction with content instruction in science and social studies

Video viewing and discussion

10:45 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:45


Assessment and Evaluation: What is the difference?

Look at student work to assess comprehension and inform future instruction

11:45 - 12:30 

Back home Plan and Q&A


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

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    received within 10 days of registration.

    Make checks payable to:
    Stephanie Harvey Consulting

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    Stephanie Harvey Consulting
    ATTN: Melinda Ogle
    469 S. Cherry St., Suite 100
    Denver, CO  80246

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    for each individual cancelation.
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    May 25, 2014. After this date, no refunds
    will be given for any reason.  However,
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    made online.  

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