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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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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!

Join us on Wednesday, March 7th for our next event: English as a New Language and Literacy presented by Dr. Gretchen Oliver! February 9, 2018

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English as a New Language and Literacy

Presenter: Dr. Gretchen Oliver, ENL Teacher Leadership Coach for the GCRTC
Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm
Location: College of St. Rose, Events and Athletics Center, Standish Room A

In this hands-on workshop, participants will look at the interrelationships between literacy practices and English language development for English language learners across the five proficiency levels. They will learn how to use and/or enhance their understanding of the Home and New Language Arts Progressions, as well as scaffolding strategies to meet ENLs at their current proficiency level.

***This event provides CTLE professional development hours (100 required per 5-year period for professionally certified teachers). Fifteen percent of CTLE hours need to be dedicated to language acquisition.  Our event on March 7th meets this requirement!! 

 

 

ILA: What’s Hot in Literacy (2018) January 14, 2018

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ILA-signature-2336_RGB“Want to know what matters most to literacy professionals?  Take a look at trends in the field and discover which issues require more attention in this year’s report.” ~ International Literacy Association (2018)

https://literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/resource-documents/whats-hot-2018-report.pdf

#TBT with notable articles from the first 49 volumes of the Journal of Literacy Research January 12, 2018

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The Journal of Literacy Research is publishing its 50th volume this year!  As part of the celebration, they selected 25 notable articles from volumes 1-49 to highlight.  They are sharing these articles on social media, which readers can access for free on Twitter and Facebook.  They will post a short summary of the article and a link to access the article on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month between January 11, 2018 and December 6, 2018.

#JLR50th #JLiteracyRes #TBT

Global Literacy Initiatives for the Classroom: Changing the World Through Literacy and Technology with Dr. Stephanie Affinito January 10, 2018

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During this event, Dr. Stephanie Affinito from the University at Albany will facilitate a discussion around global literacy, global literacy initiatives (e.g., #BookADay, The Global Read Aloud), and the role that digital literacy can play in the classroom to transform students’ ideas of reading, of themselves, and the world.

Date: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Time: 4:30-6:00pm

Location: Lisha Kill Middle School, 68 Waterman Ave, Albany

Core Connection – Event Errors January 10, 2018

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Though the information for our events is accurate in the online searchable program and registration information on http://www.teachers-center.org/, please be advised of the following errors in the PDF and printed versions of the Core Connection (p. 17):

1) “Global Literacy Initiatives for the Classroom: Changing the World Through Literacy and Technology” is our first (not second) program for the upcoming portion of the school year.  This event is on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018.
2) “English as New Language and Literacy” is our second program (not first) for the upcoming portion of the school year.  This event is on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 (not Wednesday, May 16th, 2018).
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the ACARC officers at acarcny@gmail.com

New Books for Families – Campaign 2017-2018! November 21, 2017

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Albany City Area Reading Council is expanding our New Books for New Homes Campaign to become New Books for Families.  In collaboration with The Book House, Market Block Books, Habitat for Humanity Capital District, and Troy and Schenectady schools, we are collecting books for Habitat new homes and for families to read to their pre-school children.  Recipients will be Habitat’s new homeowners and families of preschoolers at School 2 in Troy and Pleasant Valley in Schenectady.  In the 6 years of New Books for New Homes, we have provided about 1500 books to new homeowners.  Let’s make our new campaign just as great!!!