Virginia Educators Applying Reading Science (VEARS) Fall 2022 Session 1
September 9, 2022
A Place for Enrichment: Building on the Promise of Place-Based Learning with Talented Readers and Writers in Rural Schools
With so many priorities demanding attention, elementary teachers may struggle to find engaging activities to meet their most capable students’ needs. This session offers a free, research-tested, place-based curriculum for grades 3–5 that leverages talented students’ connections to place to help them maximize their potential as burgeoning readers and writers. Across four literacy units embedded with folklore, poetry, and contemporary stories set in Appalachia and beyond, Virginia students will learn the power and promise of place.
Your host, Dr. Rachelle Kuehl, is a Research Scientist in the Rural Education & Literacy program at Virginia Tech
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m. EST
Continuing and Professional Education
School of Education Webinars Fall 2022
Cost: $25 / webinar
Contact: Heidi Anne Mesmer, School of Education (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Virginia Educators Applying Reading Science (VEARS) Webinar Series
In response to the urgent need to translate reading science for K-12 educators, Virginia Tech is hosting four webinars on timely, educational topics. The goal of the series, entitled Virginia Educators Applying Reading Science (VEARS), is to clearly and succinctly interpret research based strategies and techniques in ways that are directly applicable to the classroom. Each webinar targets a specific strategy or series of techniques, and brings pragmatic translations of research to teachers. The webinars will minimize broad “ideas,” and “theories,” and emphasize pragmatic “How-tos” taken directly from applied studies.
For example, shared reading, a technique that models the alphabetic principle for pre literate learners, is grounded in a body of applied work that specifies particular steps and teacher actions. VEARS webinars will connect teachers to research-proven strategies that they can use in their classrooms immediately.
The Fall of 2022 VEARS program offers 6 webinars, adding one session in cooperation with VT’s Center for Rural Education and adding 2 sessions to address the needs of secondary teachers. VEARS' online seminars are 75 minutes and run on Tuesdays in Sept-Nov from 5-6:15. Participants receive access to the presentation notes and resources.
Registration closes at 5:00 pm the Monday before the webinar.
Note: Each webinar is a stand alone offering. There is no need to take all 6 of the offered webinars.