PD day Monday to feature leading expert on literacy

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Teachers from across Palliser Regional Schools will hear from one of Canada’s leading experts on literacy as they gather for the year’s final division-wide collaboration day in Vulcan Monday, April 28.

David Booth, Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, is an internationally recognized speaker on literacy. The author and former classroom teacher has written books for children and adults alike including “The Literacy Principal,” “Caught in the Middle,” “Even Hockey Players Read” and “Reading Doesn’t Matter Anymore.”

Booth will speak just after 9 a.m., Monday at the Cultural Recreational Centre at 504 4 Street South, Vulcan.

More than 350 teachers from across Palliser will be in attendance, attending Booth’s presentation in the morning, before breaking into their small professional learning groups for the afternoon. Palliser schedules four division-wide collaboration days each year, giving teachers from different schools an opportunity to work together on professional development in small groups united by common interest, subject or grade level.

Palliser has adopted a literacy focus at all of its schools to ensure all students have the literacy skills they need for success in school and in life.