The Piedmont Area Reading Council is pleased to partner with Liberty University and McGraw-Hill for our first annual Ready Readers Conference Saturday, February 22nd at DeMoss Hall. This event will be geared to emergent and beginning readers and is best for all preschool teachers and teachers in the primary grades. Our presenters, Cathy Collier and Andrea Crawford , will share with you information on how to teach early reading and writing skills. Additionally, we will feature hands-on reading activities in a gallery style setting that you can photograph and replicate in your own classroom. We hope you'll consider sharing an activity for the Hands On Reading Room . Teachers will have about an hour to see all of the activities on display in between our two presentations. (All attendees are invited to submit an activity idea to share. Please express interest via the registration form HERE , and we'll be in touch with you to learn more. Schedule 8:30-9:00      Check In...
Your schools are bustling with activity, but before we get too far into the year, we wanted to share the details of this year's amazing conference. It's hard to believe that this is our fourth annual conference. If you haven't made it to the first three, we hope that you will not miss out this year. We will host it again at Central Virginia Community College in Merritt Hall, Lynchburg, Virginia. We'll begin with a light breakfast and networking time from 8:30-9:00 followed by our keynote address and two breakout sessions. Then, we'll come together for door prizes and the kick off of this year's Young Writers Contest. We have kept the cost the same as last year with one BIG change. All attendees will join PARC ($30 cost) AND all who join PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1ST, get to come for FREE!!!! From September 1st until Conference day, the fee will be just an extra $15 ($45 total) By making all attendees members, all have the opportunity to apply for grants, attend...
Welcome Summer! Your teachers, staff, and students are ready for those words to take action, and some are already out! No matter your status, we want to share with you important dates to add to your calendar for this summer and early fall. ...