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Empowering Young Readers with Matt Glover

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (ACST)

Empowering Young Readers with Matt Glover

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Empowering Young Readers - Masterclass with Matt Glover

Lisa Burman Consultants has invited Matt Glover to share his pedagogy of reading in Adelaide. 


Many educators around the world have been inspired by Matt's work in teaching young writers through the pedagogy of bookmaking. Anyone who has worked with us at Lisa Burman Consultants - or heard me speak - will know the influence he has had on our work. This influence includes ways to teach our youngest readers though the book "I Am Reading", co-authored with Kathy Collins. 

Matt's philosophy mirrors ours. He sees children from a strength-view, as powerful learners and already literate in so many ways when they begin preschool or school. We believe that learning to read begins with building a strong identity as a reader and Matt's workshop will share how a strong connection with picture books enables this. 

This workshop will be most suited for those working with 3-6 year olds, but will be of great interest to all educators who are passionate about joyful reading experiences taking priority in our teaching - that is, priority over the culture of 'video-game reading' which results only in a race to a "higher level". 


From "I AM Reading"...

"With regard to early literacy, specifically, we frequently see instruction that is focused on moving young children to the next text levels as fast as possible, and whether children enjoy reading or fall in love with books or develop habits that will benefit them thought their lives becomes an afterthought, not a priority." p.xiii

"It is our belief that when the focus of young children's interactions with texts prioritises decoding with accuracign and reaching higher reading levels at younger ages, we are yanking children into the world of reading rather than welcoming them." p. 5


Registration includes Morning Tea and Light Lunch.

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Disount is available for Teams of more than 6 from the same site and for full-time education students.

Email Melissa directly, with names of your team or if you are a full time education student to receive the disount codes. 

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Grange Golf Club
White Sands Drive
Grange, SA 5022

Saturday, 23 June 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (ACST)

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Matt Glover

Matt Glover has a deep interest in nurturing the thinking and decision making of teachers and students. Matt has been an educator for over 25 years, as a teacher, a principal, author and consultant. He is the author and co-author of several books on teaching writing and reading.

He is the co-author with Mary Alice Berry of Projecting Possibilities for Writers: The How, What, and Why of Designing Units of Study, K-5, which supports teachers in designing units of study based on a stack of mentor texts. He is also the author of Engaging Young Writers, and the co-author with Katie Wood Ray of Already Ready and Sit Down and Teach Up, a video enhanced ebook that includes video clips of writing conferences with young children.

Matt recently published with Kathy Collins the book I Am Reading: Nurturing Young Children’s Meaning Making and Joyful Engagement With Any Book, which focuses on emergent readers. Along with Ellin Keene, Matt is the editor of the a collection of essays titled The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays on Children, Learning and Teaching.

Matt is a frequent presenter at conferences and in school districts across the country on topics related to nurturing young writers and readers and supporting children’s intellectual growth and development. Matt lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife and four children.

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