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Register Now for October EGR Workshop!

With the recent release of the new United States Government Strategy for International Basic Education and the Draft United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Education Policy, efforts to improve early grade learning continue to be at the fore of USG efforts to support improvements in quality education for all. With this in mind, the Reading within Reach initiative (REACH) is providing multiple in-person and online learning opportunities for members of the Global Reading Network (GRN) community of practice to learn about and share research, experiences and best practices to date with respect to early grade reading improvement.

From October 23-26, 2018, REACH will hold a workshop in Chevy Chase, Maryland for those who support early grade reading programs. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to engage in facilitated learning and discussion about key topics related to early grade reading program design, implementation and evaluation. All levels of experience are welcome. Sessions will include:

  • Introduction to early grade reading improvement: Rationale, core components and cross-cutting issues
  • Key early grade reading skills to teach and learn
  • Early grade reading instruction and classroom-based assessment 
  • Language considerations in EGR programs
  • Resources for teaching and learning early grade reading
  • Teacher and educator professional development in EGR programs
  • Coaching to support EGR programs
  • Planning for early grade reading program design, implementation, scale up and sustainability

Presenters will be Adrienne Barnes, Florida State University; Alison Pflepsen, REACH; Marion Fesmire, Florida State University; and Amy Pallangyo, REACH.

We hope the learning and discussion that takes place throughout the workshop catalyzes improved program design, implementation, collaboration and sharing beyond the life of the workshop.

The workshop is limited to in-person participation only (online short-courses will be provided in November). Space is limited, so register today!

Time: Note times will differ by day. Lunch will be provided the first three days.

October 23: 10:00 AM-4:30 PM

October 24: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

October 25: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

October 26: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM


Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 10:00 to Friday, October 26, 2018 - 12:00
URC-CHS Office
5404 Wisconsin Avenue Suite 800
Chevy Chase , MD 20815
Hosting Organization: 
Adrienne Barnes, Florida State University
Marion Fesmire, Florida State University
Amy Pallangyo, GRN Consultant
Alison Pflepsen, GRN