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The UALR Center for Literacy is committed to using literacy as a lever for educational change that leads to significant increases in teacher knowledge and student achievement. The Center houses four nationally recognized training models: Partnership in Comprehensive Literacy (PCL), Comprehensive Intervention Model (CIM), Reading Recovery (RR), and the Strategic Processing Model (SPM). The Center is dedicated to providing premier professional development to educators and to conducting research in literacy-related areas.

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  • An Introduction to Dyslexia and Arkansas Law

    Date: November 8, 2014 9:30am – 2:30pm
    Cost: $20 per person – boxed lunch included
    Location: UALR Nursing Building

    With the passage of Arkansas Dyslexia Law (Act 1294) it is critical for teachers and administrators in Arkansas schools to better understand dyslexia. UALR faculty in the Department of Teacher Education and the Center for Literacy will provide an introductory workshop that explores the common myths associated with dyslexia, dyslexia and IDEA, the different instructional approaches employed by public school interventionists and for-profit clinics, and important information concerning the new Arkansas Dyslexia Law.

    Registration Form

    Seating is limited! Payment (PO, credit card, or check) must be included with registration to hold your seat!

    If paying by purchase order or credit card, please fax to 501-569-8516.
    If paying by check, please mail to: UALR Center for Literacy, 2801 S. University Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72204

  • Reading Recovery Council of North America Names Behrend President
  • Janet BehrendReading Recovery Council of North America announced today that Janet Behrend of UALR’s Department of Teacher Education, is its new president.
    She will lead a membership association of more than 5,000 Reading Recovery educators and advocates who are dedicated to helping first graders who struggle with beginning reading and writing.
  • UALR Doctoral Student Awarded Scholarship
    scholarship-pictureNathalie Massanelli, a doctoral student in the UALR Reading program, was awarded the Charles and Nadine Baum Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarship will pay for eight graduate hours each semester, and will enable her to continue the pursuit of her Ph.D. in Reading Education.
    Nathalie’s research will use a mixed method design to study the effect of using historical fiction novels with teacher facilitated literature discussion groups on the development of children’s wisdom as related to their analysis of characters’ actions.
  • Validation Study Supports the Keystone Book Assessments
  • Center Staff Completes Research on the Comprehensive Intervention Model
  • Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation Supports UALR Literacy Initiatives
  • PCL Literacy Coaches Participate in Real-Time Virtual Experiences

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