“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
— Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
There is still time to register and join us!
@PBSTeachers Featured Course “Teaching LifeLong Reading Habits” Begins with Orientation Today!! Here’s one of our Welcome Videos courtesy of Lisa Bu–“How books can open your mind” (Lisa Bu | TED2013) https://t.co/zaWey1MEBB via @TEDTalks
— Helen Teague (@TweetTeague) June 10, 2019
Listen to the TED Talk Podcast Audio:
Please visit the PBS TeacherLine Catalog to sign up for our course!
Just two more days until our Webinar “How Early Literacy Impacts Reading to Learn”
Wednesday at 4:00pm Eastern
We will also be doing a first ever live tweeting during the Webinar! Here is the hashtag #PBSLit4Life
Are there any tweeters in the group? Please help us seed the tweets!!!
Please join my colleague Dr. Joyce King and me for our EdWeb Webinar, “How Early Literacy Impacts Reading to Learn: Research, Strategies, and Digital Tools.
April 10, 2019- 4:00pm -5:00pm EDT
“If the true learning objective is to ignite a student’s passion for literature and provide an opportunity to demonstrate understanding through a variety of modalities, then maybe it’s time to move beyond the book report.” ~ Beth Holland, Projects to Engage Middle School Readers
This quote, like last weekend’s quote, was suggested by one of the teachers in the PBS course I facilitate. Thank you, K.L.!
Extremely thankful for teachers, this weekend! This weekend’s quote shared by a teacher in the online course I facilitate (Thank you, E.M.!)
“The literacy-rich environment also provides students with opportunities to engage with and see adults interact with print allowing students to build their skills in understanding the conventions, purposes, and functions of print. “Children learn how to attend to language and apply this knowledge to literacy situations by interacting with others who model language functions” (Gunn, Simmons, & Kameenui, 1995, 11).
Source: Gunn, B., Simmons, D., Kameenui, E. (1995). Emergent literacy: Synthesis of the research (Technical Report No. 19). University of Oregon: National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators.
Many good points in this Prezi by Elizabeth at Swinburne University
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. …. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” ~Kofi Annan,
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