Vermont Reads Institute at UVM
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January 29
Effective Professional Learning: Looking at Student Work and Demonstrating Good Teaching

February 5
Setting Up for Success Series

March 12
Foundations for Excellence in Comprehension Instruction K-8

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The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality professional development and research in all areas of literacy. Working in partnership with state agencies and universities, we are dedicated to supporting school improvement and to serving all educators and children in Vermont.  In our literacy reform effort, we strive to enhance teacher and administrator knowledge and expertise, promote teacher reflection and decision-making, and help schools create conditions necessary for all children to enjoy high levels of achievement.

VRI at UVM offer four distinct projects; the Literacy Leadership Initiative (Gr. K-12), Bridging Project (Gr. 3-6),  Vermont Adolescent Literacy & Learning Initiative (Gr. 6-12), and Summer Institute (Gr. K-12).

Welcome


The Vermont Reads Institute at the University of Vermont (VRI at UVM) conducts high-quality professional development and research in all areas of literacy. Working in partnership with state agencies and universities, we are dedicated to supporting school improvement and to serving all educators and children in Vermont.  In our literacy reform effort, we strive to enhance teacher and administrator knowledge and expertise, promote teacher reflection and decision-making, and help schools create conditions necessary for all children to enjoy high levels of achievement.

VRI at UVM offer four distinct projects; the Literacy Leadership Initiative (Gr. K-12), Bridging Project (Gr. 3-6),  Vermont Adolescent Literacy & Learning Initiative (Gr. 6-12), and Summer Institute (Gr. K-12).

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January 13, 2015

Online Reading Comprehension – How different/difficult is it, really?


As a news junkie, I enjoy reading the news online — the local news and the New York Times — but, one day, when I tried to summarize one of the longer news stories to my husband, I came to a startling realization: it was fragmented and pretty confusing. As a literacy instructor at a higher ed institution, I was quite surprised at how much I struggled to recall the most important facts at the same time I wanted to craft a fuller version; at least, with that particular story. I realized my problem. I […]

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