Rutgers Center for Literacy Development After-School and Full-Day Series

The Rutgers Center for Literacy Development is offering four after-school workshops and four full-day workshops on the New Brunswick campus this year.

The Center for Literacy Development is a network of literacy leaders across the state. Its mission is to advance literacy learning across all content areas for elementary schools through communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, all essential factors of teaching for the 21st century. Members consist of literacy educators, supervisors and administrators and are representative of school districts, including traditional public, charter, and private institutions.

 The after-school series is designed for K-8 literacy educators. Sessions run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. Dates and topics are:

  • Oct. 20 – Keys to Content Area Reading and Writing
  • Dec. 11 – Helping Struggling Readers Succeed
  • Apr. 13, 2015 – Motivation Matters: Planning Engaging Literacy Instruction
  • June 3, 2015 – Revving Up Read Alouds

The full-day professional development opportunities include breakfast, lunch, materials and access to the Center’s online tools to communicate and collaborate between meetings. Attendees will earn five hours of professional development (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) credit. Date and topics are:

  • Oct. 21 – Keys to Content Area Reading and Writing
  • Dec. 12 – Helping Struggling Readers Succeed
  • Apr. 14, 2015 – Motivation Matters: Planning Engaging Literacy Instruction
  • June 4, 2015 – Revving Up Read Alouds

The cost for each after-school program is $55; the full-day programs cost $150. For information on group discounts apply and to register, go to rlc.gse.rutgers.edu. For more information, contact Lisa Mullin at 848-932-7496 or lisa.mullin@gse.rutgers.edu.