Registration and Continental Breakfast
Displays from area literacy organizations
- WGTE Raising Readers
- WGTE Public Media
- Reach Out and Read
- Read for Literacy
- ProMedica Health System/Toledo Children's Hospital
- Adelante Latino Family and Resource Center
Marlon P. Kiser, President and CEO, WGTE Public Media
Honorable Marcy Kaptur
Congresswomen for Ohio's Ninth Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives
Q&A with Congresswoman Kaptur
In thinking about early literacy and school success, what are the barriers that are holding our community back? (Identify at least 2-3)
Raising Readers Overview and Results
Pam Johnson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Ready to Learn, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Q&A on Raising Readers: A National Project with Local Reach
Pam Johnson and Kathy Smith, Director of Early Learning, WGTE Public Media
Video Presentation: "A Portrait of Raising Readers"
The State Perspective
Sandra Miller, Ph.D.
Director of Early Learning and School Readiness, Ohio Department of Education
In thinking about the things that support children and families, providing opportunities for reading success, what are the best things we have going for us as a community? These could be programs, institutions, practices, etc. (Identify 2-3)
PBS Kids Fun Quiz, Switch Tables
Host: Bill Harris
- Greg Braylock, Education Specialist, United Way of Toledo
- Jim Funk, Executive Director, Read for Literacy
- Pam Johnson, Executive Director, Ready to Learn, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
- Sandra Miller, Director of Early Learning and School Readiness, Ohio Department of Education
- Bob Vasquez, President, Toledo Public School Board
Table Discussion and Process Activity
- What is the single most important task for this community as we go forward?
- How can the community work collaboratively on this task?
- Word Girl says "Word Up!:" Decide on a word that sums up your work or participation today; write your word on the Word Girl sticker provided on the table and wear it proudly; and, be sure to write your word on the index card at your table.
Video Presentation: “Advancing the Common Good”
A video by United Way of Greater Toledo
Darren LaShelle, Director of TV Broadcast Services, WGTE Public Media