Reading Recovery®
Council of Michigan 2015 Institute

Investing in Reading Recovery: Transforming Lives

November 19-20, 2015
Somerset Inn, Troy, Michigan

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Who Should Attend

The Institute is open ONLY to those trained or in-training through Reading Recovery, Literacy Lessons or Literacy Support, and administrators who have implemented or are interested in implementing Reading Recovery in their district. Other registrations will not be accepted.

Registration ends on Nov. 4.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for all sessions.

Early Bird sessions on Thursday and Friday are open at no additional charge. Seating is limited for all sessions and you must register in advance and early to ensure your choices.

To join or renew a membership with RRCNA, please visit the Reading Recovery website.


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The 2015 Reading Recovery Council of Michigan Institute will be held at the Somerset Inn in Troy, Michigan on November 19 and 20.

The Institute

This Institute is designed for trained and in-training Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, trainers, superintendents, principals, and school board members. The purpose is to provide in-depth study of issues related to Reading Recovery teaching and training.

Developed by New Zealand educator Dr. Marie M. Clay, Reading Recovery is a short-term intervention for children at risk of failing to learn to read and write in the first grade. Children meet daily in a one-to-one session with a specially trained teacher.

The Objective

The goal of Reading Recovery is for children to develop effective reading and writing strategies that will enable them to make accelerated progress and to work successfully within an average classroom setting. The key to the successful implementation of Reading Recovery resides in the multi-tiered training model. Reading Recovery links universities and schools in a collaborative venture to help children while providing a dynamic and unique staff development model.

Other Institute Information

SB-CEUs: The Institute has been approved for a range of .5-1.0 SB-CEUs. Be sure to have your verification sheet signed at each session. The cost of $15 is to be paid at the Institute registration desk following completion of your final session. All necessary signatures and paperwork must be complete and submitted with the fee along with your General Evaluation form. A minimum of 5 contact hours is required to qualify for SB-CEUs.

Exhibits: Exhibitors will be displaying products and information at the Institute Thursday and Friday. Exhibits will be open Thursday at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 5:30 p.m. Friday hours will be 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Literacy Walk 2015: Be sure to check out the wonderful stories of Reading Recovery students.

Dining and entertainment while in Troy: Dinner and entertainment are not included in the Institute fee. The Somerset Inn has several dining options and is located next door to the Somerset Collection that offers a variety of restaurants.



To make your hotel reservation, please call the Somerset Inn at (269) 643-7800, or (800) 228-8769. When calling, identify yourself as attending the Michigan Reading Recovery Institute to receive the following rates:

Tower Executive Wing
Singles $90.00 Singles $110.00
Double: $90.00 Double: $110.00

Check-in time for the hotel is 2 p.m.
Check-out time for the hotel is noon.


Please review session descriptions and information before registering:

2015 Session Overview


Institute Agenda

Agenda coming soon.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Richard Allington
Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.
      We could teach every child to read but the real question is “Will we?”
We now have accumulated research evidence demonstrating that virtually every child who enters Kindergarten could be reading on grade level by the end of first grade. However, few schools provide the expert and intensive reading lessons in Kindergarten and first grades that are necessary for everyone to become an achieving reader.

Dr. Betsy Kaye
Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.
      Transforming Lives: Moment by Moment
Reading Recovery alters the course of students’ lives and forever changes teachers’ views of literacy learning. Through stories of individual learners, explore factors contributing to skilled moment-by-moment teaching and discover how to capture powerful teaching opportunities in Reading Recovery lessons.


On behalf of the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2015 Michigan Reading Recovery Institute to take place Nov. 19-20 at the Somerset Inn, Troy, Michigan.

Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, trainers, and administrators will attend the Institute. We are expecting approximately 350 educators from districts all over Michigan, making this an excellent opportunity to make contact with the people who use your products and services.

Pricing for this year's Institute are as follows:
Exhibitor Booth: $450
      This includes one exhibit table and chair.
Additional tables are available for: $300 each

Exhibits will be located in the Ballroom and Bristol foyers. Space will be reserved as applications are received, so for the best location, please register early. The Institute will once again provide each paid booth with a coupon to be used at the café for lunch on Thursday and be included in the box lunch count on Friday. Also, all exhibitors are invited to attend the continental breakfast Thursday and Friday morning.

Register as soon as possible, as spots fill up quickly!

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Andrea Scheckel, Program Coordinator -

Joanne LeBlanc, Institute Chair -

WMU Extended University Programs - Conference Management
Phone - (616) 771-4141
Fax - (616) 771-4200

Session Survey

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