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WEBINAR: Precision Reading (Two Part Series)
Presented by: Kim Tackaberry
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, October 02, 2019 | 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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About the Session:


Join this two-part webinar and learn how to implement a short, daily, research-based remedial reading activity designed to improve fluency, passage comprehension and shift students' mindset toward reading.  Precision Reading enables students from grades three to nine, with low/poor reading abilities, to make progress quickly and efficiently. This reading activity was created by Dr. Rick Freeze, professor at the University of Manitoba, and supports Dr Hattie’s positive effect size (0.67) for repeated reading as a practice that accelerates student learning.

Part 1: An overview of the key insights used to design Precision Reading as well as relevant reading research.

Part 2: Learn how to implement the core strategy, a one-on-one instructional activity that takes less than ten minutes a day to implement. In addition, support strategies, as well as a screening approach to provide formative assessment of students' comprehension, will be demonstrated.

About the Presenter(s):
Kim Tackaberry

is a Designer of Professional Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. Her areas of focus include literacy and inclusive education. Kim’s 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. Kim has designed several e-learning courses for teachers, titles include Learning Disabilities and Introduction to Literacy and Numeracy Progressions. She is passionate about coaching educators, particularly when they are focused on supporting struggling readers. Apart from the 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): Gr 3-9
Special Notes: Live Webinar Only