Professor Timothy Shanahan - SOR and Reading Comprehension

Professor Timothy Shanahan

3 hours

Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley Campus - Face to Face Course

26 October 2024


PETAA and Edith Cowan University are delighted to announce our exclusive event with Professor Timothy Shanahan, visiting from the USA following his keynote presentation at PETAA's annual Leading with Literacy conference.  



About Timothy Shanahan

Timothy Shanahan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chi­cago where he was Founding Di­rector of the UIC Center for Literacy. Previously, he was director of reading for the Chicago Public Schools. He is author/editor of more than 200 publications on literacy education. His research emphasises the connections between reading and writing, literacy in the disciplines, and improvement of reading achievement.

What will Professor Shanahan be covering in this one-off professional learning session?

  • Unpacking the science of reading: what do we actually mean by the science of reading? What does the evidence show?
  • Explicitly teaching reading comprehension strategies
  • Assessing for comprehension
  • Text fluency - what do we really mean by fluency, and how do we teach and assess it?

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear from international expert (and member of the National Reading Panel, 2000) Professor Timothy Shanahan in your home state of Western Australia!

Who should participate?

  • Classroom Teachers from Pre-primary - Year 6
  • Principals, Deputy Principals and Associate Principals
  • Literacy Leaders
  • Curriculum Leaders
  • EAL/D Coordinators
  • Teacher Librarians
  • Professors, Associate Professors and Adjunct Professors and Lecturers in the field of Early Childhood and Primary Education and Literacy
  • Literacy Consultants

 Terms and conditions


Cost of participation (Morning tea will be provided) 


 PL Subscription




*Includes a 12 month $100 online individual PETAA membership!

Completing this workshop will contribute 3 hours of Professional Learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.5.2, 3.3.2, 3.5.2, 3.6.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Not in WA?

Don't fear - Professor Timothy Shanahan is delivering a keynote presentation at our annual Leading with Literacy conference in Sydney on 17 - 18 October 2024! Get your tickets

26/10/2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
W. Australia Standard Time
Lecture theatre ML.17.1572 Bradford Street Mount Lawley PERTH, WA 6050
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