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ACARC 2013-2014 August 29, 2013

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2013-2014 ACARC Programs

Preregistration is not required for our events.


Energize Your Research

Reading and Writing Instruction

Tuesday, October 15


Sand Creek Middle School Library

329 Sand Creek Road, Albany

Chris Lehman

We will join Christopher Lehman (twitter: @iChrisLehman), international speaker, educator, and author of professional books including Pathways to the Common Core (2012) with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth, and Energize Research Reading and Writing (2012) for an interactive web session. Chris will describe key shifts in the teaching of research reading and writing that support student independence, achievement, and learning while avoiding boredom and plagiarism. Chris will help us think through the CCLS expectations related to research and informational text and provide practical strategies for supporting our students.

NYSRA Conference

October 27-29, 2013

Albany, NY


Best Books of 2013

Drs. Sherry Guice, Helen Stuetzel, and

Liz Yanoff with Book House Expert Marggie Skinner

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany

Our ever popular event returns.  Find out what   local book experts recommend for readers of all ages.  Thank you to Book House for hosting us and always offering a 20% educator discount.  This meeting is free and open to the public.  We’ll also begin the third year of our “New Books for New Homes” campaign in support of Capital District Habitat for Humanity.

Bringing Words to Life

A book club with Dr. Irene Rosenthal

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:30-6:00

The College of Saint Rose, Standish Room A/B Events and Athletics Center

Wondering how to teach vocabulary in ways aligned to the CCLS?  Want to know how to build a “word consciousness” for your PreK-12 students?  Join us as we answer your questions and  discuss the newly revised Bringing Words to Life by Beck, McKeown, and Kucan.  We will begin the conversation on ACARC’s Facebook page and our meeting will allow us to share what we’ve learned in applying the great ideas for teaching vocabulary in this book.  Co-sponsored by The College of Saint Rose Thelma P. Lally School of Education

Digital Literacy

March 11 event hosted by Iroquois Reading Council.  Details forthcoming.

Disciplinary Literacy in Elementary Classrooms

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Sand Creek Middle School Library

329 Sand Creek Road, Albany

Dr. Virginia J. Goatley

What is disciplinary literacy? What does it look like in elementary classrooms? How do we use reading, writing, and talk as tools for learning in unique and discipline specific ways?  With recent shifts and emphasis on English Language Arts in the disciplines, this talk will address elementary teachers’ needs, introducing key concepts from current trends in literacy education, in how to use literacies as tools to explore disciplinary content.  Drawing on examples from K-6, we’ll consider how to promote high-level thinking and engagement with disciplinary content and address implications of using the Common Core for curriculum development and instruction, situated in research-based best practices.


1. Stephanie - September 19, 2013

Are there fees associated with any of these programs?

2. lizyanoff - September 19, 2013

Members are free for all events. Nonmembers can join us for $10. The “Best Books” event is free and open to the public.

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