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Read to Succeed Conference

Read to Succeed Conference: 

Elevating Struggling Readers in Your K-3 Classroom

Mastering early literacy is a building block of success -- and Philadelphia teachers know best how to help students read, write, and thrive. Attend the Read to Succeed conference to learn from your expert colleagues, network with other teachers, and share your thoughts about teacher leadership and collaboration in Philadelphia!

Teach Plus is hosting Read to Succeed: Elevating Struggling Readers in Your K-3 Classroom, a FREE one-day conference on best practices in early literacy instruction, with five different sessions designed and led by outstanding K-3 teachers from the School District of Philadelphia. These sessions are designed to enhance and build upon the early literacy training and supports currently being provided to District public schools on the Five Pillars of Reading: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.

The conference -- which is made possible with funding from the William Penn Foundation -- will be held:

  • Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Samuel Fels High School, 5500 Langdon Street, Philadelphia
There is no cost to attend Read to Succeed. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Participants will receive five Act 48 hours for their time in session.
Register today to join your colleagues in improving Philadelphia's students' literacy skills, so every student can shine.
Conference Agenda:
  • 8:30-9:30 AM: Registration, breakfast
  • 9:30-10:30 AM: Speaker, Reading Strategy Share (facilitated networking session)
  • 10:30-10:45 AM: Break, transition to sessions
  • 10:45-12:15 PM: Session I
  • ‚Äč12:15-1:20 PM: Working Lunch
  • 1:20-3:00 PM: Session II
Session Topics: 
  • Supporting Struggling Readers with Phonological Awareness
  • Supporting Struggling Readers with Phonics
  • Supporting Struggling Readers with Fluency
  • Supporting Struggling Readers with Vocabulary
  • Supporting Struggling Readers with Comprehension

All sessions will be offered twice: once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. Participants will choose two sessions to attend -- and walk away with resources you can use immediately in your classroom!


About the William Penn Foundation: The William Penn Foundation, founded in 1945 by Otto and Phoebe Haas, is dedicated to improving the quality of life in the Greater Philadelphia region through efforts that increase educational opportunities for children from low-income families, ensure a sustainable environment, foster creativity that enhances civic life, and advance philanthropy in the Philadelphia region. In partnership with others, the Foundation works to advance opportunity, ensure sustainability, and enable effective solutions. Since inception, the Foundation has made nearly 10,000 grants totaling over $1.6 billion. The Foundation’s assets totaled approximately $2.3 billion as of December 31, 2015.

About Teach Plus: Teach Plus empowers excellent, experienced teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students’ success.  Teach Plus programs are designed to place highly effective teachers at the center of improvements in schools as leaders of their peers and outside schools influencing policy decisions that affect their classrooms.  The programs develop excellent teachers into leaders who achieve change and mobilize others in their school, district, state, and across the nation to bring change to scale.  Since its inception in August 2007, Teach Plus has grown to a network of more than 22,000 solutions-oriented teachers across the country.

We would be thrilled to see you (and your colleagues) there! 


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Anna Matejka at