The Power of Reading


While ISU is closed for Thanksgiving Break this week, campus is still in use. Today elementary school teachers went back to class.

“Today is the second annual duke power of energy summit,” said IDE Elementary Lit. Specialist John Wolf.

“We invest over $50,000 in this for teachers from around the state to come and learn about how they can be better equipped to help students read,” said Marvin Blade of Duke Energy.

More than 400 teachers from about 130 districts went to ISU Monday learning literacy activities that could help 

“When these students are reading better they are better students. They are going to be better participants in the work force, and that’s what we are all about is having our communities be vibrant communities with active and engaged students in the workforce,” said Blade.

The teachers split in to 5 groups working with well known speakers from across the nation.

“Marylyn Jagger Adams for example is one of the top five reading researchers in the nation. So she’s today providing the opportunities for teachers to learn,” said Wolf.

This is the second year for the program and this year saw about an extra 50 teachers participate.

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