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.
Sign-in Time: 5:00 p.m., Meeting Time: 5:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Vanderbilt School library, 350 Deer Park Rd. (Rt. 231), Dix Hills
Thursday, October 24, 2019: Tim Rasinski
Literacy Professor, Kent State University, Courtesy, Elizabeth A. Oakes-Lani and Scholastic
Building a Strong Reading Foundation: Phonics, Vocabulary, and Fluency
Thursday, December 5, 2019: Randi Bernstein Roschnotti and Debra Wachtler
Literacy Consultants, Distinctive Educator's Institute
Making Grammar Stick: Embedding Grammar Into Our Everyday Practice
Thursday, January 9, 2020: Lisa Kropp
Director, Lindenhurst Memorial Library
Empathy and Diversity in Children's Literacy
Thursday, February 6, 2020: Mike Davola and Chris Wenz
Google Certified Trainers
Integrating Technology Into Your Reading/Writing Classroom
Thursday, March 5, 2020: Elizabeth Morphis
Assistant Professor, Childhood Literacy, SUNY Old Westbury
What is a Picture Book? Expanding the Types of Texts Used With Children: Postmodern Picture Books and Wordless Picture Books
Thursday, April 2, 2020: Lauren Kolbeck
The Right Tool for the Right Job: How to Create Toolkits for Your Reading and Writing Workshops
Thursday, April 30, 2020: Erica Pecorale
Director of Teacher Education, Long Island University, Riverhead
An Investigation into Text Sophistication