Primary Conference 2018

The primary conference will take place at ESC Region 12 on Monday, October 1 and will be a full-day workshop with Jan Richardson focusing on Guided Reading with K-2 students.   You will be free to go to lunch from 11:00-12:30 then return for the afternoon session of this workshop.  You may bring a lunch if you wish to remain at ESC Region 12 during the lunch break. 


Jan RichardsonJan Richardson, Ph.D. is a former teacher (K-college), reading specialist, Reading Recovery® teacher leader, and designer of staff development. She is currently an education consultant, providing schools across the U.S. and Canada with customized workshops and classroom demonstrations. Dr. Richardson’s best-selling Next Step Collection began with the publication of Next Step Guided Reading (Scholastic, 2009). The updated collection now includes The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading; The Guided Reading Teacher’s Companion: Prompts and Discussion Starters; Next Step Guided Reading in Action; and Next Step Guided Reading Assessment co-authored with Maria P. Walther. Jan also worked with Michele Dufresne from Pioneer Valley Books to develop Literacy Footprints: A Complete System for Supporting Guided Reading, which has lesson cards that follow Jan’s Next Step framework. Her newest book, Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention (Scholastic, 2018), written with Ellen Lewis, describes a powerful, short-term intervention that quickly accelerates striving readers. With wit and wisdom, Jan leaves audiences, informed, motivated, and inspired.

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Elementary Conference (Grades 2-6)
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Middle/Secondary Conference (Grades 6-12)
Monday, Oct. 1, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.