School of education workshop to explore Michigan Literacy Progress Profile system

June 4, 2007

DEARBORN / June 4, 2007---The School of Education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn will host a Michigan Literacy Progress Profile workshop from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-29 at the campusís Fairlane Center South Building as part of a Teacher Academy series.

Michelle Chase, a teacher at Jane Addams Elementary School in the South Redford School District, will lead the MLPP workshop. MLPP is an assessment and instructional system that provides a means for teachers to document and explain what they know about a childís literacy learning and performance levels. The assessment tools, instructional strategies, literacy portfolio and individual student profiles allow common language across classrooms and schools as a child progresses through early literacy experiences.

Participants will learn to understand the connections among assessment, learning and instruction; administer MLPP for grades K-2; recognize key milestones in literacy development; and develop instructional strategies to meet a range of learner needs.

The deadline to register for the workshop is June 8. Cost is $560 for the general public and $540 for UM-Dearborn alumni and students. After June 8, the cost is $580 for the public and $560 for UM-Dearborn students and alumni.

The workshop also may be taken for two undergraduate or graduate credits. Please contact Judy Garfield, academic services secretary, at 313-593-5385 for more information on tuition and registration procedures for academic credit.

For more information about the program, contact Mary Trepanier-Street at 313-593-4090.

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PHONE: 313-593-5644
The Office of University Relations
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University of Michigan-Dearborn