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Summer Reading for Teachers April 17, 2017

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
4:30-6:00 PM
University at Albany, Alumni House

Learn which books and articles you want to add to your summer reading lists!  

Dr. Cheryl Dozier and Dr. Irene Rosenthal present professional books focusing on literacy and English as a New Language learners.

Let’s celebrate our year of exciting Professional Development with professional book talks and pizza as we prepare for summer.  Bring books and articles to share in small groups as we connect with other educators over pizza after the main presentations.

Register at http://www.teachers-center.org and search for ACARC Programs. Registration is recommended, although not required. 

Free for ACARC members and SUNY Albany Literacy Teaching and Learning community.
$10 for guests / nonmembers

Parking Information: Please pull up in front of the SUNY Albany Alumni House, go in and Jennifer, an Alumni House person, will give you a parking pass to place on your windshield.  You’ll need to then park your car in the Dutch quad lot by/across from the Alumni House.

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Opportunity to promote literacy April 2, 2017

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Grassroot Givers makes the connection between the needs in our community and those who have resources to share.  Their Book Project provides gently used books to families in need.  If you have books to donate, pkease contact them.

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CANCELLED – Gordon Korman event March 14, 2017

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Due to the weather, ENYSLMA and ACARC have to cancel the evening with Gordon Korman, New York Times bestselling author of books for children and young adults.

REFUND Information: If you sent a check, please request a refund at judithpeyton@ncolonie.org.

Learn with Gordon Korman March 11, 2017

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ENYSLMA and ACARC invite educators to spend an evening with Gordon Korman, New York Times bestselling author of books for children and young adults. He will share his “Page Turner Principle,” focusing on his two favorite genres: humor and adventure. Learn why both are great for motivating kids to read and write. Following the presentation, there will be a dessert reception, book sale and signing.

Wednesday, March 15th

7:00 p.m. at Mohonasen High School (LGI room)
2070 Curry Road, Rotterdam, NY

Please pre-register before March 11 – deadline extended
ENSYLMA or ACARC members pay just $10; $15 for non-members. There will be an additional
$5 per person charge for those who register after March 7 or at the door.

Registration form and more information kormanflyer

Who’s Doing the Work? Teaching that Transfers January 22, 2017

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Thursday, March 9, 2017
4:30-6:00 PM
The College of Saint Rose
Events and Athletics Center
Standish Room A

Join us for an interactive webinar with Kim Yaris, co-author with Jan Miller Burkins, of the new book, Who’s doing the work?  Learn strategies to engage students in difficult work, that make complex ideas simple, and that give students language for communicating about their reading processes.

Register at http://www.teachers-center.org and search for ACARC Programs.
Free to ACARC members and Saint Rose community. $10 for guests / nonmembers.
Registration is recommended, although not required.

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Learn with Gordon Korman January 16, 2017

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ENYSLMA and ACARC invite educators to spend an evening with Gordon Korman, New York Times bestselling author of books for children and young adults. He will share his “Page Turner Principle,” focusing on his two favorite genres: humor and adventure. Learn why both are great for motivating kids to read and write. Following the presentation, there will be a dessert reception, book sale and signing.

7:00 p.m. at Mohonasen High School (LGI room)
2070 Curry Road, Rotterdam, NY

Please pre-register before March 7
ENSYLMA or ACARC members pay just $10; $15 for non-members. There will be an additional
$5 per person charge for those who register after March 7 or at the door.

Registration form and more information kormanflyer

Digital Literacy December 18, 2016

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Thursday, January 12th, 2017

4:30-6:00 PM

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

Co-sponsored with the College of Saint Rose, Thelma P. Lally School of Education

Learn about increasing digital literacy and using technology in your classroom from our variety of teaching professionals. Bring an electronic device to fully participate in the workshop.

Colleen Monaco: Digital Composing
Patty Wood: Digital platforms of Story Telling
Colleen Kuno: Storyboarding using imovies and Green Screen

Remember to bring a new book to donate to New Books for New Homes.  https://acarc.wordpress.com/new-books-for-new-homes/

Registration information and more details digital-lit-1-12-17

Questions: acarcny@gmail.com

 

Our Experts Picks for the Best Books of 2016 December 7, 2016

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Thank you to our panel of experts: Lucy Menard, Donna Phillips, Dr. Sherry Guice, and Dr. Helen Stuetzel for sharing their expertise and reviews. Thank you to Saddlewood Elementary School for inviting us to use their beautiful library.

Here is the list of Best Books.  best-book-list  

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Books, Books, Books November 20, 2016

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Best Books of 2016

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New Books for New Homes

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

4:30-6:00 PM

Saddlewood Elementary Library, 100 Loralee Drive, Albany

Join us for our popular Best Books event in a new location!  Find out about new, exciting books and help us kick off our 6th annual New Books for New Homes campaign.

Local book experts share their picks of 2016:

Lucy Maynard, South Colonie, Primary and Picture books

Donna Phillips, Schenectady, Upper Elementary books

Dr. Sherry Guice, South Colonie, YA books

Dr. Helen Stuetzel, Gloversville, Nonfiction

New Books for New Homes: Partnering with Habitat for Humanity capital District, Albany Public Libraries and Troy Public Libraries, we collect new books and library information to new homeowners. To date, we have provided over 1300 new books!!!!  Our 2016-17 campaign will run through January 12, 2017.

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The Reading-Writing Connection October 12, 2016

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McGraw-Hill Education & The Albany City Area Reading Council present:
The Reading-Writing Connection
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
4:30—6:30 P.M.

Sand Creek Middle School
329 Sand Creek Road
Albany, NY 12205

Reading and writing have long been taught separately. However, research has revealed important connections between reading and writing that can be taken advantage of instructionally—to the advantage of both (though the emphasis here will be on how writing improves reading). This presentation, by Dr. Timothy Shanahan, will show how engaging students in writing activity can have a positive impact on their reading development across the grades. Additionally, Dr. Shanahan will explain how writing experience helps students to read and learn better and shows practical approaches for exploiting the power of writing successfully.

Dr. Timothy Shanahan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is a Past President of the International Reading Association, former Director of Reading for Chicago Public Schools, and Principal Investigator for the National Title I Study of Implementation and Outcomes: Early Childhood Language Development. Dr. Shanahan is one of the lead authors for the McGraw-Hill Education Reading Wonders program. Follow Dr. Shanahan’s blog at http://www.shanahanonliteracy.com.  For more information about Reading Wonders, visit http://www.mhreadingwonders.com.

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