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Happy Holidays from ACARC! December 11, 2018

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First, thank you to all who attended our Best Book event! In case you missed the event, we shared information about ACARC and the University at Albany’s Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning celebrating Frank Hodge’s memory by donating a new children’s book or to Grass Root Givers in Franks’s name. If you have any questions, please email the ACARC officers: acarcny@gmail.com

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We also want to remind you of our next event:
Early Reading Comprehension Instruction for English Language Learners (ELLS) in Kindergarten-3rd grade

Participants will learn about scaffolding strategies aligned with the Home and New Language Progressions designed to facilitate effective reading comprehension for all students with an emphasis on supporting English Language Learners.
Speaker: Laura Eggleston, ENL teacher/Literacy Specialist for the Mohonasen Central School District Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019 (Snow date: Thursday, January 24th, 2019)
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: Bradt Primary School library, 2719 Hamburg St, Schenectady

**You can register on the Teachers Center website before the event.

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We hope you have a very happy and healthy holiday season!

 

Help ACARC celebrate Frank Hodge! November 29, 2018

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Francis P. Hodge, champion of Children’s Literature, passed away on November 5, 2018.  Some of us were fortunate to have Frank as our Children’s Lit professor at SUNY Albany.  Others, know Frank as owner of Hodge-Podge Books on Lark Street and his amazing events over the years, Let the Reading Begin!

Please join ACARC and the University at Albany’s Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning in celebrating Frank’s memory by donating a new children’s book or to Grass Root Givers in Franks’s name.  More information will be shared at our Best Books event!  Hope to see you there!

Don’t forget to register for our Best Books event – Wednesday, December 5th! November 26, 2018

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Best Books 2018

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Our ever-popular event returns! Quality literature helps hook kids into books and helps teachers meet the NYS standards.  Find out what’s new in children’s and young adult literature as four local experts share their recommendations for readers of all ages.

Speakers: Dr. Helen Stuetzel (Gloversville), Dr. Sherry Guice (South Colonie), Susan Kirby-LeMon (Shenendehowa), Lucy Menard (South Colonie)

Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Time: 4:30PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Saddlewood Elementary Library, 100 Loralee Drive, Albany

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Please register for the event on the Teacher Center website.

If you have any questions, you can email the ACARC officers at acarcny@gmail.co

Save the date for our Best Books event! November 2, 2018

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Best Books 2018

books

Our ever-popular event returns! Quality literature helps hook kids into books and helps teachers meet the NYS standards.  Find out what’s new in children’s and young adult literature as four local experts share their recommendations for readers of all ages.

Speakers: Dr. Helen Stuetzel (Gloversville), Dr. Sherry Guice (South Colonie), Susan Kirby-LeMon (Shenendehowa), Lucy Menard (South Colonie)

Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

Time: 4:30PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Saddlewood Elementary Library, 100 Loralee Drive, Albany

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Please register for the event on the Teacher Center website.

If you have any questions, you can email the ACARC officers at acarcny@gmail.com

Remember to register for our first event! September 21, 2018

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Our first event is on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018!

It’s the Next Generation! Are You Ready?
Join us for a lively session on the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards.  Erik Sweet and Jennifer Wells will provide information, including a “Road Map” and online resources, as well as experiences in developing the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards.
Speakers: Erik Sweet, NYSED Associate, ELA; Jennifer Wells, ELA/Social Studies Instructional Supervisor, South Colonie
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: NYSUT, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham

 

**Please register on the Teachers Center website before the event.

**If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ACARC officers at acarcny@gmail.com

Check out our events for the 2018-2019 school year! September 13, 2018

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We are pleased to announce our five exciting events for the 2018-2019 school year:

It’s the Next Generation! Are You Ready?

Join us for a lively session on the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards.  Erik Sweet and Jennifer Wells will provide information, including a “Road Map” and online resources, as well as experiences in developing the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards.
Speakers: Erik Sweet, NYSED Associate, ELA; Jennifer Wells, ELA/Social Studies Instructional Supervisor, South Colonie
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: NYSUT, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham

 

 Best Books of 2018

Our ever-popular event returns! Quality literature helps hook kids into books and helps teachers meet the NYS standards.  Find out what’s new in children’s and young adult literature as four local experts share their recommendations for readers of all ages.
Speakers: Dr. Helen Stuetzel (Gloversville), Dr. Sherry Guice (South Colonie), Susan Kirby-LeMon (Shenendehowa), Lucy Menard (South Colonie)
Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: Saddlewood Elementary Library, 100 Loralee Drive, Albany

 

Early Reading Comprehension Instruction for English Language Learners (ELLS) in Kindergarten-3rd grade

Participants will learn about scaffolding strategies aligned with the Home and New Language Progressions designed to facilitate effective reading comprehension for all students with an emphasis on supporting English Language Learners.
Speaker: Laura Eggleston, ENL teacher/Literacy Specialist for the Mohonasen Central School District Date: Thursday, January 17th, 2019 (Snow date: Thursday, January 24th, 2019)
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Bradt Primary School library, 2719 Hamburg St, Schenectady

 

Keys to Engaging Writing Workshops (Even If You or Your Students Don’t Really Like to Write) – Grades K-8

Sure, writing is rewarding when it goes well. But when it doesn’t: yikes! Join Chris Lehman in studying several keys to keeping your writing workshop and community humming. From ways to build our own confidence, to engaging students—even the hard to reach ones.  Chris, author of Falling in Love with Close Reading, Energize Research Reading and Writing, and A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers, will support you with practical, inspiring, (and fun) strategies to support all of your writers.
Speaker: Chris Lehman, Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative
Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Location: Sand Creek Middle School, 329 Sand Creek Rd, Albany

 

Summer Reading for Teachers
Co-Sponsored with the Literacy Teaching and Learning Department, University at Albany
(**Event is free to UAlbany Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning community)

Let’s celebrate our year of exciting PD with professional book talks and pizza as we prepare for summer.  Please join us for lively discussions of professional books and articles you might want to put on your summer reading list!
Speakers: Dr. Cheryl Dozier (University at Albany), Dr. Ginny Goatley (University at Albany)
Date: Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: University at Albany Alumni House, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany

 

**Please register for these events on the Teachers Center website.  (Search for “ACARC.”)
**The cost for each event is $10 for non-members and free for ACARC members.  The cost to become an ACARC member is $30 each year.
**If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ACARC officers at acarcny@gmail.com
**You can find more information about ACARC in our Brochure!

A sneak peek at our upcoming events… August 12, 2018

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Here is a sneak peek at a few of

our 2018-2019 events!

 

It’s the Next Generation! Are You Ready?

Join us for a lively session on the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards.  Erik Sweet and Jennifer Wells will provide information, including a “Road Map” and online resources, as well as experiences in developing the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards.
Speakers: Erik Sweet, NYSED ELA; Jennifer Wells, ELA/Social Studies Instructional Supervisor, South Colonie
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Location: NYSUT, 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham

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Best Books of 2018

Our ever-popular event returns! Quality literature helps hook kids into books and helps teachers meet the NYS standards.  Find out what’s new in children’s and young adult literature as four local experts share their recommendations for readers of all ages.
Speakers: Dr. Helen Stuetzel (Gloversville), Dr. Sherry Guice (South Colonie), Susan Kirby-LeMon (Shenendehowa), Lucy Menard (South Colonie)
Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Location: Saddlewood Elementary Library, 100 Loralee Drive, Albany

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Keep an eye out for updates related to our events…

Happy summer! June 22, 2018

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Thank you for attending our events this year!

We had some great speakers and are busy working on our program for next year.  Please check Facebook and our website towards the end of summer and early fall for the 2018-2019 events!

Have a relaxing summer!

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Join us for our final event of the year on May 16th! April 10, 2018

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Summer Reading for Teachers
Co-Sponsored with the Literacy Teaching and Learning Department, University at Albany
(*Event is free to UAlbany Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning community)

Let’s celebrate our year of exciting PD with professional book talks and pizza as we prepare for summer.  Please join us for lively discussions of professional books and articles you might want to put on your summer reading list!

Speakers: Dr. Cheryl Dozier (University at Albany), Dr. Liz Yanoff & Shannon Gethard (College of St. Rose)
Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
Time: 4:30-6:30 PM
Location: University at Albany Alumni House, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany

March 7th Event: Canceled March 6, 2018

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Due to the impending storm, we have canceled our event, English as a New Language and Literacy, which was to be held on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018.

  • We hope to present this topic again in the fall, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
  • If you prepaid, your check will be returned to you.
  • We hope to see you at our next program, Summer Reading for Teachers, to be held on Tuesday, May 16th!

Thank you for your understanding!