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VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

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Monday, December 8 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Motivating the Reluctant Reader Through Technology

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“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” – Oscar Wilde.  Oscar Wilde has it right and all readers can easily relate to this quote. But, what about those students who are reluctant to read, or worse yet, don’t read at all. What does it say about them? What about their future? Not only does it scare us to think about our students’ futures without a desire to read, but also it saddens us to think about all they will miss because not one teacher could create the magic that ignites the passion for reading. In this presentation, Dr. Rob Furman, principal of South Park Elementary School in PA, uses the 10 principles for motivating reluctant readers cited in the article, “Taming the Wild,” by Pamela Allyn, to explore more than 25 resources you can use with reluctant readers. He includes technology apps, web sites and programs that create a supportive environment for the reluctant reader and can instill the all-important passion for reading.

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Rob Furman

Principal, South Park Elementary Center
Dr. L. Robert Furman is the elementary school principal at South Park Elementary School in South Park, Pennsylvania. Rob works with aspiring principals as an adjunct faculty member at the university level and feels strongly that technology is a major key to a successful career in education. He belongs to several regional and national organizations including NAESP, ASCD, and ISTE where he continues to present on virtual leadership topics. Rob is... Read More →

Monday December 8, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm

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