An Evening With Lester Laminack

lesterlaminackJoin LARC in welcoming Lester Laminack on April 26 at Lake Zurich Middle School South.  Lester will be presenting on his latest book “Writers are Readers: Flipping Reading Instruction into Writing Opportunities.”  A limited number of copies will be available for purchase.  There will be a book signing afterward, so bring your favorite Lester Laminack book.  Registration fee for this event is $20.00 and includes dinner.  Register here.

  • Doors open for registration and dinner 5:00 – 6:00
  • Presentation 6:00 – 7:30
  • Book signing 7:30 – 8:00

Map/Directions for Lake Zurich Middle School South

Illinois Reading Council Conference September 29-October 1-Peoria, IL

Thousands of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from September 29-October 1, 2016 for the 49th Annual IRC Conference, Reading:  Unlocking Opportunities, at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Illinois.

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Register For: ignite and excite every student in your classroom

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Saturday October 10, 2015

10:00 am – 2:30 pm Doors open at 9:00 am

Park Campus School * 400 West Townline Rd.* Round Lake, IL, 60073

Discussion in the Classroom:  A Powerful Tool for Comprehension

What is your vision in the terms of student discussion?  What does high-quality discussion look and sound like? This workshop will help you support and strengthen rich student discussion and empower students in their learning through conversation.

Unlocking Student Engagement

The session highlights the criteria of highly engaging instruction and the difference between student activity and actual intellectual involvement. It addresses the shifts in one’s teaching stance that is needed to occur for this type of high level of instruction as well as provide specific strategies to promote student-owned learning.

Presented by Gail Huizinga

Gail Huizinga is an experienced and enthusiastic K-12 educator.  As an educational consultant and professional development provider, she is able to use her broad experience to work with educators in incorporating literacy strategies, instructional best practice, and implementation of the Common Core Standards.  A current and active member of the Illinois Reading Council, its Speaker’s Bureau, and a member of IRC’s professional development team, Gail presents throughout Illinois on a variety of topics supporting educators and literacy.

Lunch is included in registration-Taco Bar featuring Grande Jakes Authentic Mexican Grill