University of Rochester

EVENT: Workshop on literary discussion in elementary school (grades 4 through 6) with Joy Moss, educator and adjunct associate professor at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 4 to 6 p.m. March 6, 13, and 20 at Twelve Corners Middle School, 2643 Elmwood Ave., in Brighton COST: $60 for the three-session workshop The purpose and value of literary discussion in elementary school (grades 4 though 6) will be developed in a three-session workshop in March at the Twelve Corners Middle School in Brighton. Joy Moss, adjunct associate professor at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester, will explore the topic for teachers, librarians, and others who work with children. In her teaching, Moss focuses on children's literature, literary learning, reader response, and thematic teaching. She is the literature specialist at the Harley Lower School in Rochester, and has published several books, including Teaching Literature in the Middle Grades: A Thematic Approach. Moss will share excerpts from her own literary discussions that were particularly meaningful to students. Selection of literature to engage and inspire thought and discussion will be a key point of the workshop, which is sponsored by the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform. The Warner Center supports the development, implementation, and research of innovative approaches to education reform. This work focuses on professional development and systemic reform and is undertaken in collaboration with other community partners. The center is currently working in the areas of literacy, early childhood, evaluation, mathematics, histo

ADMISSION: $60 for the three-session workshop

February 12, 2003

The purpose and value of literary discussion in elementary school (grades 4 though 6) will be developed in a three-session workshop in March at the Twelve Corners Middle School in Brighton. Joy Moss, adjunct associate professor at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the University of Rochester, will explore the topic for teachers, librarians, and others who work with children.

In her teaching, Moss focuses on children's literature, literary learning, reader response, and thematic teaching. She is the literature specialist at the Harley Lower School in Rochester, and has published several books, including Teaching Literature in the Middle Grades: A Thematic Approach.

Moss will share excerpts from her own literary discussions that were particularly meaningful to students. Selection of literature to engage and inspire thought and discussion will be a key point of the workshop, which is sponsored by the Warner Center for Professional Development and Education Reform.

The Warner Center supports the development, implementation, and research of innovative approaches to education reform. This work focuses on professional development and systemic reform and is undertaken in collaboration with other community partners. The center is currently working in the areas of literacy, early childhood, evaluation, mathematics, history, inclusion, counseling, and technology. The center reaches out to K-12 schools, community agencies, institutions of higher education, and corporate foundations.

The workshop is open to the public and will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, March 6, 13, and 20, in the Twelve Corners Middle School library classroom, 2643 Elmwood Ave., in Brighton. The cost is $60; registration deadline is Feb. 28. For more information, contact Marty Garland at the Warner Center at (585) 275-8270 or marty.garland@rochester.edu.




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