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Southern Lakes Reading Council Programs 2018-2019

Please RSVP to [email protected] four days before a scheduled meeting to ensure your spot!

Meetings in September, November, and January will be held at Turtle Creek Elementary School located at 1235 Creek Road, Delavan, WI 

September 20, 2018

Reserve your spot for the meeting by emailing us at [email protected]

Location: Turtle Creek Elementary School located at 1235 Creek Road, Delavan, WI 

Program: Translating Data into Action: The Power of Collaboration presented by Karen Blake Ruffner

This interactive session provides a model for professional collaboration using Doug Reeves’ Data Team format.  Participants will use authentic assessments and professional resources to share paths to improved instruction.   

Cost:

  • $15 for non-members
  • Free to members when you join SLRC for $35 per year before October

Times:

  • 5:00 p.m. light meal and business meeting
  • 5:30 p.m. program.

November 13, 2018

Reserve your spot for the meeting by emailing us at [email protected]

Location: Turtle Creek Elementary School located at 1235 Creek Road, Delavan, WI 

Program: Intensifying Classroom Routines in Elementary Literacy Programs presented by Mike Ford

Sponsored by WSRA

Have your class routines become a bit routinized? In this presentation, we will look at how to get more mileage out of three typical class routines in elementary literacy programs: shared writing, shared reading, and word walls. Intensify large group activities to maximize power and reach more readers and writers.

Cost:

  • $15 for non-members
  • Free to members when you join SLRC for $35 per year before October

Times:

  • 5:00 p.m. light meal and business meeting
  • 5:30 p.m. program

January 10, 2019

Reserve your spot for the meeting by emailing us at [email protected]

Location: Turtle Creek Elementary School located at 1235 Creek Road, Delavan, WI 

WSRA Road Show Mindfully Implementing Research-Based Practice presented by Deb Zarling
We are bombarded with information on the “best” way to teach. As literacy educators and leaders, we make decisions that impact the education, and ultimately the lives, of students. We know we are supposed to use “research based practices,” and make “data driven decisions,” but what does that really mean, and how do we know? How do we make sound decisions, and support and advocate for those decisions with others?

  • 5:00 p.m. light meal and business meeting
  • 5:30 p.m. program

April 11, 2019

 

Reserve your spot for the meeting by emailing us at [email protected]

Location: Sperino’s Little Italy (in Elkhorn) 

Mindset Matters: Empowering Young Learners Through the Power of Yet presented by Amy Sippert
Create collaborative, growth oriented learning communities. Learn to embed read alouds and mindset lessons within structure of existing reading workshops, utilizing gradual release of responsibility, continuously reflecting on purpose, relevance, and authenticity of this work. Dweck’s research as well as work of Mraz and Hertz will be discussed. Join a journey incorporating growth mindset into daily work—see how the power of “yet” produces reflective students finding joy and satisfaction in learning.

  • 5:00 p.m. pizza buffet & brief business meeting,
  • 5:30 p.m. program

Southern Lakes Reading Council

Legislative

Linda

Frankenberg

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Treasurer

Linda

Frankenberg

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Membership

 Joyce

 Uglow

 [email protected]SLRC November 2018.pdf

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Secretary

Cathy

Pomaranski

 

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Co-President

Brenda

Scheff

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Newsletter

Barb

Townsend

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Past President

Barb

Townsend

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Co-President

Jen

Grossen

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  • We are dedicated to improving reading instruction and promoting literacy.

  • We enjoy networking with others who are also dedicated to excellence in literacy from Walworth, Western Racine, and Western Kenosha counties.

  • We benefit from hearing top-notch speakers who present on best practices in the field of education.

  • We believe it is important to stay current and informed.

  • We publish newsletters for our members several times each year with information on area workshops, conferences, new materials, books, and current trends or practices in teaching reading and writing.