Learn to Read or Go To Jail
The imperative for early literacy

Abstract:

"State bases need for new prison cells on fourth grade reading scores!"

"Test scores show 40% of fourth graders read below grade level!"

Society blames schools for the headlines and insists that all children must learn to read. No more excuses. But with increasing numbers of children entering school not knowing how to hold a book, never having been read to, not speaking English -- despite teachers' best efforts -- traditional techniques and programs just can't do the job.

In this inspiring and practical session, we look at the role of technology and other promising practices that are reaching even the most difficult children, and that are helping previously failing schools achieve 100% literacy.

Presentation type... keynote or breakout session
Audience................ secondary educators and administrators
Duration................. 45-90 minutes
Handouts................

Dr. Burmark will gladly tailor any presentation to your specific needs.