September 27, 2019
MCPER and Humanities Texas are set to begin the second round of their popular workshops on best practices in reading instruction for fourth- through sixth-grade educators.
Each workshop will include three 1-day sessions; teachers are expected to attend all three sessions. The Austin workshop series will be held on October 23, December 4, and January 29 at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. In San Antonio, the workshops will be held on October 24, December 5, and January 30 at Trinity University. The workshops will feature interactive sessions on word study and recognition, vocabulary, and reading comprehension with an emphasis on social studies texts. Each workshop will build on the previous session and align with the reading and comprehension Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Presenters will include MCPER Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Schnakenberg and longtime MCPER collaborators Diane Haager and Alejandra Rodriguez Mielke.
Humanities Texas will provide funds to cover substitute teachers and the cost of travel, in accordance with Texas reimbursement rates. Participating teachers also will receive CPE credit and curricular materials.
For more information, including how to register, visit the Humanities Texas website.