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Precision Reading ~ Two-part Webinar
Presented by: Kim Tackaberry
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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About the Session:


Join us for this two-part webinar and learn how to implement this short, daily, research-based remedial reading activity designed to improve fluency, sight word vocabulary, and passage comprehension. Precision Reading enables students from grades three to twelve with low/poor reading abilities to make progress quickly and efficiently.  This program was created by Dr. Rick Freeze, professor at the University of Manitoba. 

Part 1: An overview of the Dr Rick Freeze’s insights as well as reading research that led to the creation of the program. 

Part 2: Explore how to implement the core strategy (one-on-one instructional activity that takes less than ten minutes a day to implement). Support strategies and screening strategy to provide insight into student’s comprehension of passages.

This learning opportunity is being offered through curriculum implementation funding from Alberta Education.

About the Presenter(s):
Kim Tackaberry

is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium, areas of focus include literacy and inclusive education.  Her teaching career spans over 28 years, ten as a classroom teacher at Foothills Academy Society, a school specializing in children with Learning Disabilities and ADHD. After a decade of classroom experience, Kim's role as Professional Development and Parent Education Manager shifted to supporting professional learning for educators. She has designed and created several e-learning opportunities such as Learning Disabilities e-course, Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy Progressions and What are Literacy & Numeracy?  Kim is passionate about coaching teachers, particularly when their students are struggling with learning how to read. Apart from founder, Dr Rick Freeze, she is the sole Precision Reading presenter in North America. 

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Cost: $40.00
Focus(es): Literacy
Grade Level(s): 3-12