District Hosts Summer Literacy Institute

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The district hosted its second annual Summer Literacy Institute, a series of literacy-based professional development workshops for administrators, teachers and teaching assistants, at the high school.

The program, attended by approximately 75 teachers plus administrators, featured global literacy initiative LitWorld founding director and author Pam Allyn as the keynote speaker. Among a variety of discussion topics, Allyn spoke about strategies teachers can employ to ensure that students achieve literacy at or ahead of the levels they should be reading at, and how teachers can motivate students to continue developing their literacy skills outside the classroom. Workshops included Creating Environments and Outcomes that Make Every Student a Super Reader, Growing a Curious Classroom and From Striving to Thriving.

The event was designed to supplement the ongoing professional development throughout the district.