UGA College of Education to offer workshop on reading instruction

February 20, 2012

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Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia College of Education is offering a one-day workshop on reading instruction designed for teachers in the elementary grades, instructional coaches, literacy coaches, administrators, after-school specialists and tutors on March 21 at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.

In the Turn-Around Reading and Readers in the CLASSroom Workshop, participants will learn about the social class-sensitive five-part framework for differentiated instruction in reading; examine how social class and poverty play a role in reading and language in the classroom; analyze social class and poverty in popular culture, media and literature through critical reading practices; design learning opportunities around working-class children's literature; and create a concrete plan for individualizing reading instruction for struggling readers while enhancing literacy for all students.

Registration cost for the workshop is $145 per person, which includes a copy of the book The Reading Turn-Around, A Five Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction, co-written by the workshop's instructor, Stephanie A. Jones, an associate professor of elementary education in the UGA College of Education. Jones is a researcher, professional developer, education consultant and former elementary school teacher. She is the author of Girls, Social Class and Literacy: What Teachers Can Do to Make a Difference.

The deadline for registration is March 7.

For more information and online registration, see


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