Tuesday, April 5, 2011
1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Room 1-D, Legislative Office Building
300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
A Legislative Forum:
Reading: The Engine for School Success
The We Will Read Coalition in Connecticut sponsors a forum on reading on April 5, to promote effective reading instruction for all children, including those with dyslexia
Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield of New Haven, Chair of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus
The Impact of Reading Failure
Ralph Smith, Executive Vice President, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore
Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Smith has helped design the Casey
Foundation’s comprehensive effort to help communities improve outcomes for
children by strengthening families and neighborhoods.
Teaching Reading-What the Research Tells Us
Dr. Marilyn Adams, Visiting Professor at Brown University Author of “Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning
about Print,” Dr. Adams has also designed and written three empirically proven instructional programs
Teachers: What if No One Taught Us How to Intervene?
Teachers discuss exposure to reading intervention and needs
Reading and Competitiveness–the Business Concern
Joseph McGee, Vice President of Public Policy and Programs, Business Council of Fairfield
School Leaders and Systems Reform in Reading
Dr. Jordan Grossman Principal, Canton Intermediate School
Joseph N. Amato, Principal, Wendell Cross Elementary School, Waterbury
Higher Education: A Key Partner to Turn the Curve
Dr. Maureen Ruby Assistant Professor of Education, Eastern Connecticut State University
The Role of the Family in Love of Language Parents discuss their role in learning.
What Communities Can Do Community agencies, libraries, pediatricians speak.
Discussion and Wrap-Up
Agenda subject to change