2018-2019 Programs

RSCS '18 - '19 Program.pdf
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2018-2019 RSCS Course Booklet.pdf
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The RSCS is a NYSED-approved CTLE Sponsor, ID: 3086

Affiliated with the International Literacy Association (ILA)
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 of K - 12 reading specialists, classroom teachers, administrators, professors,paraprofessionals, future teachers and community members who are interested in improving literacy instruction in all of its aspects. Beginning our 50th year, we have provided a forum and network to further an awareness 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: 5:00 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 11, 2018: Ralph Fletcher,

Acclaimed Consultant and Author Courtesy, Scholastic

Common Sense Ideas for Nurturing Young Writers


Thursday, November 8, 2018: Deborah DeBetta,
Certified Instructor, Mindful Schools
Mindfulness Practices for Educational Professionals

Thursday, January 10, 2019: Debra Wachtler and Randi Bernstein Roschnotti

Literacy Consultants, Distinctive Educator's Institute

Unlocking Writing Minilessons Within Mentor Texts: A Closer Look at Various Genres with a Writer's Eye

Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Carol Varsalona

ELA Consultant
On the Wonder Pathway to Deepen Inquiry-based Learning and Amplify Voice


Thursday, March 7, 2019: Dr. Roberta Robinson

Literacy Specialist

Going Global: What it Means and How Do We Do It?


Thursday, April 11, 2019: Dr. Elizabeth Morphis

Assistant Professor, Childhood Literacy, SUNY Old Westbury

Using Student's Backgrounds and Interests to Support Their Writing


Thursday, May 9, 2019: Kenneth Llinas

Assistant Field Director, CSA and Adjunct Professor, St. John's University

555 Reading Club - Becoming an Independent Reader