Shippensburg to host Reading Recovery Conference Feb. 25
150 teachers from throughout the region will be at Shippensburg University Feb.
25 as part of the Mid-Atlantic Recovery Council conference, a one-day event to
provide professional development for Reading Recovery
The conference was
postponed from its original date last October due to Hurricane Sandy. It is
sponsored by the university’s teacher education department and coordinated by Dr. Janet Bufalino, associate
professor of teacher education and Reading Recovery trainer.
include Dr. Clifford Johnson from Georgia State University and Janice Van Dyke of the Canadian Institute of Reading
Recovery Central Division.
Recovery is a short-term intervention for first-graders having extreme
difficulty with early reading and writing. Specially trained teachers work
individually with students in daily 30-minute lessons lasting 12 to 20 weeks.
After a full series of lessons, about 75% of these formerly lowest students
reach grade-level standard.
University is one of 23 university training sites in the United States,
offering training to school districts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and
conference is designed as a professional development opportunity for teachers
who either serve as Reading Recovery teachers in their school buildings or
teach K, first or second grades.
The university has received $1.8 million in federal grant money to expand the
program over the next four years.
information about Reading Recovery is available at http://www.ship.edu/Reading/Reading_Recovery.