2019-2020 Programs

RSCS '19 - '20 Program.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.


Non-member $20 admission fee per workshop


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 24, 2019: Sharon Zinke

Reading intervention specialist and literacy consultant, Courtesy, Elizabeth A. Oakes-Lani and Scholastic

No More Memorization: A Breakthrough in Word Recognition for All Students


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

Literacy Consultant

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