MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Evaluate Institute 2019: The evaluation is now live: Click here to complete the MESPA 2019 General Evaluation for your CEUs (17).
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Karen Wendlandt

Booth 4
Representative Contact: Karen Wendlandt, karen.wendlandt@americanreading.com, 612-710-0008

Connect with us LIVE at the links and times below! https://americanreading.zoom.us/j/91643691128

November 20:
10-10:45 Culturally Diverse and Age Appropriate Books for MLL's
10:45-11:45 Differentiation for All
12:00- 12:45 Increasing Literacy through Small Group Instruction

November 21:
10-10:45 Culturally Diverse and Age Appropriate Books for MLL's
10:45-11:30 Differentiation for All
11:30- 12:15 Increasing Literacy through Small Group Instruction  

About Us:
American Reading Company's Mission: To ensure every student is reading on or above grade level.

Built and run by education activists, American Reading Company helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level by placing literacy and agency at the heart of school transformation. Striving for educational equity, American Reading Company places differentiation at the heart of all instruction. Whether you are working in-person or remotely this year, ARC's tools help educators tailor their instruction to best support each individual learner.

With the IRLA, teachers can find a student's highest independent reading level, identify what s/he can do, and determine what s/he needs to learn next. The Guide to Coaching Multilingual Learners guides teachers through powerful moves for sequential and simultaneous multilingual learners that increase reading acquisition.

The IRLA Toolkits help teachers make the shift from small groups organized by reading level, to flexible and strategic groups organized by student needs. Whether used with elementary or secondary students, the IRLA Toolkits provide:
Embedded point-of-need guidance to support learners working at different paces.
Age-appropriate texts to engage students in meaningful practice and build confidence.
Reading assessment use asset-based approaches.

Targeted, focused instruction, combined with independent reading practice in books that are culturally responsive, engaging, high interest/low reading level to support all learners makes progress and proficiency possible for all learners.