The Knowledge Gap Book Study

Event Date: 8/8/2022
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration Details:
ZOOM SERIES:  8/8, 8/22, 9/12, 9/26

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators
The Knowledge Gap tells the story of education's deeply ingrained habit to focus on teaching reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual knowledge, and describes the rewards when teachers and schools focus on building students' knowledge and vocabulary.   The history and research offered by Natalie Wexler in The Knowledge Gap aligns to the Science of Reading and offers readers an opportunity to reimagine how to engage students by tapping into their interests and reconnect with science and social studies content.
Jessica, Alice, and Olivia will facilitate conversations around the content of each chapter, and engage you in thinking about how you can make small shifts to enhance your instruction.

Participants will…
- Develop an understanding of what is meant by “the knowledge gap”
- Develop a common understanding of metacognitive strategies to support reading     
- Reflect upon current teaching practices
- Identify ways to shift instruction to support building background knowledge and vocabulary to
  support all learners

 We will have 4-hour long Zoom meetings (4-5pm) to facilitate discussions regarding chapters and assignments from the text:
Aug 8 - Chapters 1-3
Aug 22 - Chapters 4-6
Sept 12 - Chapters 7-10
Sept 26 - Chapters 11-12

*All participants are responsible for purchasing their own copy of The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America's broken education system--and how to fix it written by Natalie Wexler.*

Contact/Gifted Hrs: 15
Gifted Competencies:  A, B, C, D, E
Facilitators: Jessica Klump, Alice Ogonek, Olivia Weisman
Event Fee:  $25 - LC District Members*  |  $50 - Non-Members
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR:  Olivia Weisman - [email protected]
Besides attending all live Zoom classes and completing all the assignments within the Google Classroom.

Assistance: Debbie Shannon, [email protected] or 440.324.5777 x1112

*Member Districts:  Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Lorain, Midview, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake, Wellington

EVENTS REQUIRING A REGISTRATION FEE:  We must receive your cancellation in writing by emailing [email protected] at least two weeks prior to the event date for a full refund. If you do not cancel or are a no-show, you/your district will be invoiced the full event fee.

EVENTS WITH NO REGISTRATION FEE:   We must receive your cancellation in writing by emailing [email protected] at least 24 hours prior to the event.  If you do not cancel or are a no-show, you/your district will be invoiced a $25 registration fee since our presenters prepare their presentation and may charge an event/planning fee.

If you do not receive a confirmation of cancellation from Debbie Shannon, please follow up by calling 440.324.5777 ext 1112.

In the case of an emergency or situations out of the ordinary, registrations are transferable to another colleague.