Reading is the Bridge


June 4 & 5

Fairmont Hot Springs


Dr. John R. Kruidenier, Kruidenier Education Consulting


Vicki Mattlingly, Great Falls Skyline Adult Education Program


Norene Peterson, Billings Adult Education Center


The aim of this workshop is to provide knowledge and experiences that will lead to a greater understanding of research-based practices for adult basic education reading instruction.  Each participant will leave the workshop with new knowledge, skills, and a binder of activities and lesson plans.  Participants will also be asked to share methods and materials they are using in their own programs.   


Dr. John R. Kruidenier

John Kruidenier is an education consultant based in Horsham, Pennsylvania, specializing in literacy and technology issues. In addition to working as a consultant for, among others, the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center and the New York Public Library, recent projects include work on a summary of adult basic education reading instruction research for the National Institute for Literacy. This has involved working with a group of over 30 experts in adult literacy research and practice and disseminating the results of this groupís work through publications and training workshops. John has worked as a researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to a private practice, teaching experience includes work at the high school level as a learning disabilities specialist and at the adult level as a course Instructor in the Harvard Reading Laboratory for Adults. John is also the author of articles and conference presentations on adult literacy, the literacy development of students with learning disabilities, literacy instruction, assessment in adult education, the uses of educational technology, text processing, and literacy courseware. 


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