Agenda

Summit Agenda

8:30 a.m.   
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Displays from area literacy organizations

  • WGTE Raising Readers
  • WGTE Public Media
  • KnowledgeStream.org
  • Reach Out and Read
  • Read for Literacy
  • ProMedica Health System/Toledo Children's Hospital
  • Adelante Latino Family and Resource Center

9:15 a.m.        
Welcome
Marlon P. Kiser, President and CEO, WGTE Public Media

9:25 a.m.        
Video Presentation

9:30 a.m.        
Opening Keynote
Honorable Marcy Kaptur
Congresswomen for Ohio's Ninth Congressional District, U.S. House of Representatives

9:55 a.m.        
Q&A with Congresswoman Kaptur

10:00 a.m.      
Table Discussion
In thinking about early literacy and school success, what are the barriers that are holding our community back?  (Identify at least 2-3)

10:20 a.m.      
Break

10:30 a.m.      
Raising Readers Overview and Results
Pam Johnson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Ready to Learn, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

11:00 a.m.      
Q&A on Raising Readers: A National Project with Local Reach
Pam Johnson and Kathy Smith, Director of Early Learning, WGTE Public Media

11:10 a.m.      
Video Presentation: "A Portrait of Raising Readers"

11:20 a.m.      
The State Perspective
Sandra Miller, Ph.D.
Director of Early Learning and School Readiness, Ohio Department of Education

11:50 a.m.      
Table Discussion
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)

12:10 p.m.     
Lunch

1:00 p.m.        
PBS Kids Fun Quiz, Switch Tables

1:15 p.m.        
Panel discussion
Host: Bill Harris

Panel:

  • 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

2:15 p.m.
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.

2:45 p.m.                   
Video Presentation: “Advancing the Common Good”
A video by United Way of Greater Toledo

2:50 p.m.                   
Closing Remarks
Darren LaShelle, Director of TV Broadcast Services, WGTE Public Media

3:00 p.m.                   
Adjourn

 

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