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Summer Reading Event – Postponed April 30, 2020

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We were planning to offer ACARC’s Summer Reading event virtually. However, we know these are busy times and uncertain how the remainder of the school year will unfold.

With this in mind, we are postponing ACARC’s Summer Reading event for now and will have more information to follow in the next few weeks.

Thanks to all for your interest and support of ACARC and dedication to teaching.

Stay healthy!

#518RainbowHunt March 21, 2020

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Read how #518RainbowHunt

started in the Capital Region!

Resources for Educators and Families March 19, 2020

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Here are some resources you can use as an educator or share with families as we shift to online learning at home. Keep checking back, as well will continue to add to this list!

Unite for Literacy – free e-books

K-12 Online Learning Collective – Facebook group

International Literacy Association – offering a series of FREE virtual professional learning events (the first Edcamp Online is April 7th from 5pm-7pm) and reopening access to select sessions from the ILA 2019 Conference beginning April 1

RemoteEd – list of resources compiled by the University at Albany’s School of Education

Remote Learning Suggestions from Fountas and Pinnell

Common Sense Education – resources for families and educators

Pioneer Valley Books – offering free use of this tool until the end of May

 

Join us March 3rd for our next event! February 8, 2020

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Lift Every Voice: Writing as a Power Tool

 An interactive presentation where participants will unpack the power of voice, learn about ideas for written and multimedia projects, and create products as they consider the power of their own voices.

Location:
Shenendehowa High School East, Main Library
970 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065

Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 (Snow Date: Wednesday, March 4th, 2020)

Time: Registration 4:00 – 4:30 PM, Session 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Facilitators: Dr. Tammy Ellis-Robinson (University at Albany)


Please register for the event on the Teacher Center website.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the ACARC officers at acarcny@gmail.com

 

Join us for our January event! December 26, 2019

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Join us on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 to learn about “data” discussions (e.g., gathering and prioritizing information from data, determining strategies to help students, and supporting reflective practices) that focus on developing mindful readers.

Location: Jesse T. Zoller Elementary, 1880 Lancaster Street, Schenectady, NY 12308

Date: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 (Snow Date: Thursday, January 23rd, 2020)

Time: Registration, 4:00 – 4:30 PM, Session, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Facilitators: Literacy Specialists Linda Cintula (Schenectady) and Pegeen Jensen (South Colonie)

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You can register for the event on the Teachers Center website.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the ACARC officers at acarcny@gmail.com

In case you missed our Best Books event… December 14, 2019

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Here is the Best Books of 2019 list!

 

 

Come learn about the Best Books of 2019! November 3, 2019

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Join us for our popular Best Books event!

Date: Thursday, December 5th, 2019

Time: Registration 4:00PM – 4:30PM, Session 4:30PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Saddlewood Elementary Library, 100 Loralee Drive, Albany, NY 12205

Presenters: Dr. Helen Steutzel (Consultant), Dr. Sherry Guice (South Colonie), Lucy Maynard (South Colonie), Susan Kirby-LeMon (Shenendehowa)


It is recommended that you register before the event on the Teacher Center website.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the ACARC officers:

acarcny@gmail.com

 

 

Here is the PowerPoint from the Dyslexia Debate Event! October 10, 2019

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If you are interested, here is the PowerPoint and Dr. Elliot’s talk from the Dyslexia Debate event on September 23rd.

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Save the date!

November 14-16, 2019
Albany, NY
December 5th, 2019
Saddlewood Elementary Library
100 Loralee Drive, Albany, NY 12205

Join us for our first event of the 2019-2020 school year! August 21, 2019

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The Dyslexia Debate

Co-Sponsored with Child Research and Study Center, University at Albany
(*Free to Child Research and Study Center community)

This presentation is based on the analysis and synthesis of research in dyslexia (The Dyslexia Debate, Elliot & Grigorenko, 2014). Dr. Elliot will argue that policymakers and practitioners should reconsider the value of current dyslexia initiatives as well as share an alternative way of conceptualizing reading difficulties. In addition, panel members will share their perspectives.

Featured Speaker: Dr. Julian (Joe) Elliott, Professor of Education, Durham University, UK

Panel Members: Dr. Peter Johnston, Professor Emeritus, University at Albany; Dr. Donna Scanlon, Professor and Director of the Child Research and Study Center, University at Albany; Kathy Champeau, Wisconsin State Reading Association

Date: Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Time: 4:30-7:00PM

Location: NYSUT (New York State United Teachers), 800 Troy-Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110

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Please register through the Teacher Center at www.teachers-center.org.  Search for “ACARC”. Please arrive between 4:00 and 4:30pm to sign in prior to the event.

If you have any questions, please reach out to one of the ACARC officers! acarcny@gmail.com

 

In case you were unable to attend our Summer Reading event… June 1, 2019

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…here are the handouts provided by Dr. Goatley and Dr. Dozier!

Happy reading!