The RSCS is a NYSED-approved CTLE Sponsor, ID: 3086
Chartered by the International Literacy Association (ILA), formerly the IRA.
Member of the NY State Reading Association (NYSRA)
Listed in the SCOPE Directory and with the Western Suffolk BOCES Professional Instructional Program
The RSCS is a professional organization open to K - 12 reading, classroom and future teachers, administrators, professors, librarians, paraprofessionals, literacy
volunteers, and community members who are interested in improving literacy instruction in all of its aspects. For 48 years, we have provided a forum and a network to further an awareness and
understanding of literacy issues as they relate to the profession and the community.
Pre-registration is not necessary.
Inservice/PD credit requires district/school pre-approval.
Sign-in Time: 5:15 p.m., Meeting Time: 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Vanderbilt School library, 350 Deer Park Rd. (Rt. 231), Dix Hills
Thursday, October 12, 2017: Lester L. Laminack, Ed.D.
Award-winning Children’s Author and Acclaimed Educator
When Books Become Best Friends: One Book / Many Friends
Thursday, November 2, 2017: Dr. Jeffrey Morris,
Adjunct Associate Professor, Hofstra University
and Former Social Studies Director, Half Hollow Hills School Distr
Teaching Media Literacy
Thursday, January 11, 2018: Jamie Cohen
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Molloy College New Media
Introducing Media Archaeology for K - 12 Classrooms
Thursday, February 8, 2018: JoEllen McCarthy
Regional and National Literacy Consultant, AlwaysLearningLL.com
Educator Collaborative Book Ambassador
Literacy and Life Lessons
Thursday, March 8, 2018: Dr. Roberta Levitt/Jo Ann Estevez
Associate Professor, LIU Post and Literacy Consultant/
MS Special Ed/EdTech/NYS LATS,
Assistive Technology Consultant for Nassau and Suffolk School Districts
Let’s Create Effective, Engaging Literacy Instruction in Today’s Diverse Classroom
Thursday, April 19, 2018: Carol Varsalona
Transforming Writers’ Lives with Digital Tools
Thursday, May 10, 2018: Peter Ward
Library Director, Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Simon Says…READ: Out-of -School Reading