Topic: Expectation to Excellence. How to Navigate the Third Grade Reading Law
The Third Grade Reading Law is a law requiring that students in grades K-3 be formally tested in reading at least three times per-year, including once within the first 30 days of school.
Starting in 2019-20, students who are at least one grade level behind in reading by the end of third-grade will be held back.Individualized improvement plans must be created to help students who are struggling.
This is a concern for many educators and parents and Ms. Hawkins will show why this is an opportunity to take this Expectation and use it to attain Excellence.
Audry Hawkins Bio:
Audry Hawkins is a native of Detroit, mother of two, and grandmother of three. Currently she is an ESL teacher and Coordinator at Cesar Chavez Academy in Detroit. Audry is a twelve year teaching veteran that has who has spent three years teaching in S. Korea, 7 years in Memphis, TN, and the last two years in Detroit. She currently holds a Masters of Arts in teaching and holds an E.D.S. in Reading and Literacy Administration.
Ms. Hawkins has always had a passion for teaching even though she never envisioned becoming a school teacher. “Teaching and motivating children is my goal and passion, I know that all students can learn if they believe they can.”
Paul Garwood's Bio:
Paul is Board Member and Vice President of Destination Achievers AGTO (Achieving Goals Through Outreach). Destination Achievers Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provide educational outreach programs for the Maryland, DC, and Michigan communities
Paul is the Founder and President of Paul Garwood Speaks and S2SE Life Coaching. Paul is also the Founder of The Positive Black Network.
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