“Bridging the Gap Through Motivating Students…”

Literacy Workshops for All Education Professionals and Students and Parents

Brooklyn Reading Council Conference 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014 – 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Brooklyn College

Student Union Building, Campus Road and E. 27th Street

CHANCELLOR CARMEN FARINA, NYC Department of Education – Keynote Speaker

STEPHANIE CALMENSON – Distinguished Author


Conference hosted by the Brooklyn Reading Council and Kappa Delta Pi Eta Theta Chapter @ Brooklyn College.

Brief listing of workshops

Common Core Learning Standards: To ensure that all students are ready for success after high school, the English Language Arts – Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) provide clear and consistent literacy guidelines for students in the kindergarten through 12th grade. Acquire CCLS resources and strategies that motivate rigorous literacy practices.

Art Integration: Explore methods, materials and texts that support integrated arts activities with literacy practices. Gain perspectives on facilitating access, participation and progress in arts-based experiences, as well as barriers to such implementation.

Bullying: Schools should be safe places where students are able to appropriately express their emotions. Workshop will offer an emotional literacy session with specific titles for redirecting bullying tactics to healthy expressions and more. Emotional literacy is the core for perceiving and communicating emotions.

Early Childhood Literacy: Explore research-based vocabulary, questioning and discussion strategies that will help struggling students improve content comprehension, strengthen critical thinking, and increase assessment performance.

Parent Involvement: Parent involvement is the number one predictor of early literacy success and future academic achievement. Children need parents to be their reading role models. Learn how parents can support not just the youngest learners, but also their older siblings.

Other workshops include English Language Learners, Differentiated Instruction, Literacy in the Middle and High School, Content Area Reading and Struggling Readers.


Conference registration includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Workshops, Exhibits and Materials.

Registration fee: $20, college students, $40 BRC and Kappa Delta Pi members, $45 non-members.

To register: Make check or money order payable to Brooklyn Reading Council, BRC Conference ’14, c/o Maryann Bassi, 2021 E.69th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234. There will not be any on-site registration on November 7.