“Brown Bag Lunch Series” seminars continue Fri., Oct. 7 with discussions on how to improve student reading and vocabulary

Janai Douglas

Teacher EffectivenessUnited Way, Literacy Mid-South, Memphis City Schools and the Urban Youth Initiative are presenting another seminar in the Advanced Tutor Training: Brown Bag Lunch Series focused on helping students obtain stronger reading skills and improvements in vocabulary.

The seminar will be held Friday, October 7 at 11:30 a.m. at the Memphis City Schools Teaching and Learning Academy at 2485 Union Ave. The discussions will teach practical strategies and innovative techniques to help students with reading comprehension and expanding vocabularies.

Casey Koehler

Guest speakers Janai Douglas and Casey Koehler will discuss “The Achievement Gap is a Literacy Gap: Effective Strategies You Can Use.” Douglas and Koehler are managers of Teacher Leadership and Development with Teach for America Memphis. Douglas, a native Memphian, began her career in the corporate sector but left to teach 6th grade English. Koehler, originally from Florida, now teaches 4th grade Math/Science. They both have a desire to make a greater impact on the teaching field by mentoring new teachers and leading the professional development for elementary teachers.

If you are interested in attending this seminar, please contact Marilyn Rabinowitz at 901-327-6000 ext. 1009 or at mrabinowitz@literacymidsouth.org.

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