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Welcome To The Greater Washington Reading Council

The Greater Washington Reading Council sets its mission as promoting literacy and literacy education in this Northern Virginia region. A local affiliate of the Virginia State Reading Association, the Greater Washington Reading Council members are committed to supporting teachers, administrators, and the general public in the best practices of literacy instruction, pre-K to college and beyond.

Through professional conferences, an online newsletter, an evolving website, and a members-only journal, the Greater Washington Reading Council works to support the goals of the Virginia State Reading Association and the International Literacy Association.   Through these professional opportunities and continuing education events we, the members and literacy leaders in our region, assist the children of Northern Virginia in reaching the literacy standards set by the Commonwealth and the robust literacy objectives of the 21st century.  Click Here To Join GWRC! 

GWRC Proudly serves the following locations:
Arlington - Alexandria - Falls Church - Fairfax - Fauquier - Loudoun - Manassas - Manassas City - Prince William - Washington DC

Professional Conversation Series

No More Low Expectations for English Learners

Julie NoraJana Echevarria, Edited By Nell K DukeEllin Oliver Keene

Too often in classrooms, English Learners are described by what they cannot do, rather than by what they can do.  Particularly in mainstream classrooms in which teachers have little or no training in how to meet their needs, ELs are seen through a deficit lens.  In No More Low Expectations for English Learners, esteemed EL researcher Jana Echevarría argues that teacher attitude affects student achievement, and describes what best practice methods for supporting ELs academic achievement look like.  Julie Nora, an educator and advocate, offers strategies to provide the instructional supports ELs need for both language acquisition and content-area learning.
Together, Julie and Jana provide a framework of understandings and practices to make you a more capable teacher of English Learners.

Prince William/ Fairfax / Manassas City/ Manassas Park

  • Facilitators: Marnie Garnier, Elementary Office of ESOL Services in Fairfax County
  • Date: November 27, 2018 Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Location: Prince William, Kelly Leadership Center (KLC), 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112, Room 3011
  • Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-gwrc18

No More Low Expectations for English Learners

Julie NoraJana Echevarria, Edited By Nell K DukeEllin Oliver Keene

Too often in classrooms, English Learners are described by what they cannot do, rather than by what they can do.  Particularly in mainstream classrooms in which teachers have little or no training in how to meet their needs, ELs are seen through a deficit lens.  In No More Low Expectations for English Learners, esteemed EL researcher Jana Echevarría argues that teacher attitude affects student achievement, and describes what best practice methods for supporting ELs academic achievement look like.  Julie Nora, an educator and advocate, offers strategies to provide the instructional supports ELs need for both language acquisition and content-area learning.
Together, Julie and Jana provide a framework of understandings and practices to make you a more capable teacher of English Learners.

 

Prince William/ Fairfax / Manassas City/ Manassas Park

  • Facilitators: Marnie Garnier, Angela Rabette, Erica Meadows, Ilene Teixeira, and Nichole Lindgren, from the Elementary Office of ESOL Services in Fairfax County
  • Date: November 27, 2018 Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Location: Prince William, Kelly Leadership Center (KLC), 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112, Room 3011
  • Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-gwrc18

 


Loudoun/ Fauquier/Fairfax

  • Facilitators: Marnie Garnier, Angela Rabette, Erica Meadows, Ilene Teixeira, and Nichole Lindgren, from the Elementary Office of ESOL Services in Fairfax County
  • Date: December 10, 2018        Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Location: Loudoun County Public Schools, Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148, Room 100 A
  • Registration Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-gwrc20

VSRA Calendar of events

Link to VSRA Events.