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  • Albany City Area Reading Council

Consider registering for our Winter and Spring events...

And be sure to read about our co-sponsored event with ENYSLMA with author Dhonielle Clayton!

Differentiation for ENL Students

in the K-4 Classroom

This presentation is free and provided through the collaboration of R-BERN and ACARC.

Sandy Strock, an R-BERN resource specialist, will present on what differentiation looks like for our K-4 students, focusing on specific examples of instruction that support our ENL students in whole group, small group, and 1:1 settings in the classroom. Plan to walk away with ideas to implement the day after our virtual presentation!

Speaker: Sandy Strock, RBERN Resource Specialist

Date: February 3rd, 2022

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: Virtual

ENL and Literacy

Sarah Cioffi, the K-12 Director of ENL and LOTE at Shen, will present various tools and strategies developed in her department to work with ENL students that help recognize and develop a student’s writing skills as well as connect reading to their writing.

Speaker: Sarah Cioffi, Director of ENL and LOTE at Shenendehowa Central Schools

Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: Virtual

AUTHOR DHONIELLE CLAYTON PRESENTS: BE A BEACON OF TRUTH FOR YOUNG READERS Dhonielle Clayton, COO of We Need Diverse Books, former school librarian, and author will speak about: reflecting reality in your school/ classroom library collections. She will also discuss responsible collection development. The talk will include a roadmap for how gatekeepers can understand the current climate of diversity and inclusive representation in the publishing industry and how it affects how you serve your students. Also, tips to diversify your collection, how to understand the publishing industry’s growing pains, including cancel culture and how to ensure your library reflects the world. The presentation will last 50 minutes followed by a question and answer period. Format: Online - Synchronous Date: 3/24 Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Facilitator: Dhonielle Clayton, COO of We Need Diverse Books, former school librarian, and author Contact: Fee: Free for ENYSLMA Members and ACARC members. All others please send a $10 check to Mindy Holland 1140 Ruffner Rd. Niskayuna NY 12309. Make checks out to NYLA. For content or payment questions, email: CTLE hours: 1 Registration:

Summer Reading for Teachers

Co-Sponsored with the Literacy Teaching and Learning Department, University at Albany (*Free to UAlbany Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning community)

Please join us for discussions of materials you may want for your summer reading list!

Speakers: Dr. Cheryl Dozier & Dr. Kelly Wissman (University at Albany)

Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Time: 4:30PM-6:30 PM

Location: Virtual


***Please register for all events through the Teacher Center at Registration is required, as we will only send Meet links for virtual events to those who registered for the event.

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