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2014-2015 ACARC Meetings August 12, 2014

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apple logo2014-2015 ACARC Meetings

The Changing Role of the Reading Specialist

Wednesday, October 8


Sand Creek Middle School Library

329 Sand Creek Road, Albany

Linda Carr, Ginny Goatley, Kim Healy, and Sherry Guice

Reading teacher, literacy specialist, literacy coach, data/testing coordinator…? How does a reading specialist juggle it all, and how do different stakeholders view this ever changing role? Please join us for a collaborative discussion with classroom teachers, reading specialists and other members of the school community, as we address these exciting issues with a panel and small group interactions.

Best Books of 2014

Sherry Guice, Marggie Skinner, Helen Stuetzel, and

Liz Yanoff

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


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.

Building Better Home-School

Partnerships to Support Children’s Literacy Learning

Dr. Jaime Puccioni

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 4:30-6:00

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

Ultimately, children’s academic success and more specifically their literacy learning relies upon the successful partnership between two important stakeholders, that is teachers and parents. We all know the importance of home-school partnerships in supporting children’s literacy learning, yet many of us still struggle to build effective and sustainable partnerships that help support parents and children. This presentation will introduce you to a collaborative project between Dr. Puccioni and a group of kindergarten teachers in Albany that aims to build better home-school partnerships to support children’s literacy learning using mobile phone technology. Co-sponsored by The Thelma P. Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose.

Building Enthusiasm for Reading:

Tools for the librarian, reading teacher, classroom teacher, and administrator

March 10, 2015

Century House, Latham, NY

Collaborative event with regional literacy organizations. Separate registration required.

Writing to Explore: 

Adventures in the Common Core

Peter Lourie and David Somoza

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 4:30-6:30

Sand Creek Middle School Forum
Too often student research papers are simply regurgitated encyclopedia entries. Fifth-grade teacher David Somoza and award-winning adventure/travel writer Peter Lourie will demonstrate how to use adventure writing to build connections between nonfiction and fiction and motivate students to write with imagination, curiosity, and a hunger to learn everything about their topic. Presenters will explore specific elements of adventure writing: learning the basics of the craft, conducting research, developing a storyline that integrates history and geography, and discovering connections through technology. The result is an adventure-based paper rooted in real places, supported by facts, and developed with detailed description from real locations.


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