Education

Read Alouds Workshop Scheduled for Thursday

WARREN, Ohio – The Practice of Interactive Read Alouds, the fourth in an educational workshop series hosted by We Are Warren and Eastern Ohio Education Partnership, will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 9 at Kent State University at Trumbull in the Technology Building, room 117.

Workshop organizers will walk community and nonprofit leaders through practices around reading and engagement, while Mahoning County Educational Service Center trainers will help organizations implement the practice of read alouds, a tool used in many local school districts.

An interactive read aloud is a systematic method of reading a book aloud. The teacher is doing the word decoding work and the students are asked to do the thinking work.  Through careful planning, teachers can better grasp the student’s understanding of the book being read.

“A read aloud goes beyond reading to the student. It connects the book to the child’s life experience, and to universal concepts,” said Kim Davis, Mahoning County Educational Service Center’s director of teaching and learning. “Our staff will help leaders model and teach comprehension strategies that will benefit both their staff and students.”

This workshop is free and for staff, volunteers, or anyone who works with students learning to read.

To register, or to learn more about the workshops, email Info@EOEPartnership.org with the subject line “educational series” or visit EOEP’s website.

The fifth session, How to Align Mathematics, will discuss how math is about creativity and connections. It will take place at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 14 at KSU Trumbull.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.