2017-2018 Programs

RSCS '17 - '18 Program.pdf
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RSCS '17 - '18 Workshop_ Catalogue.pdf
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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.

Time: 5:15 p.m., Meeting Time: 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Vanderbilt School library, 350 Deer Park Rd. (Rt. 231), Dix Hills
Refreshments served

Thursday, October 12, 2017: Lester L. Laminack, Ed.D.

Award-winning Children’s Author and Acclaimed Educator
Courtesy, Scholastic

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

ELA Consultant

Transforming Writers’ Lives with Digital Tools


Thursday, May 10, 2018: Peter Ward

Library Director, Lindenhurst Memorial Library

Simon Says…READ: Out-of -School Reading