Literacy Coach Conducts Reciprocal Teaching Training for Elementary Administrators, Teachers
- October 11, 2011
Lori D. Oczkus, a nationally renowned literacy coach, author and popular education speaker, held a special training October 6 for elementary school administrators and teachers in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
The training was called “Reciprocal Teaching at Work (K-12): Powerful Strategies and Lessons for Improving Reading Comprehension.” Working one-on-one in a live demonstration lesson workshop setting with students from Bernard Terrace Elementary School (in picture), Oczkus shared the multiple strategy approach while differentiating instruction in whole class, guided reading and literature circles.
Oczkus is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame thanks to the California Reading Association and has extensive experience as a bilingual elementary teacher, intervention specialist working with struggling readers, staff developer and literacy coach. Her best-selling book is “Reciprocal Teaching at Work,” which has an accompanying DVD.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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