Virtual Book Study – Dr. Maryanne Wolf’s Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World
January 24 - March 12Free
Dr. Maryanne Wolf joins the Atlanta Speech School and interested readers from around the world in this free virtual book study of her latest work Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World.* Through this study, teachers from the Atlanta Speech School are recorded as they discuss each chapter, or “Letter,” in a series of conversations that will be released from January through March 12.
Watch Maryanne’s welcome message. Read each letter in Reader, Come Home, then watch the discussion of the Letter. After watching, join the discussion by responding to the questions posted.
*In Reader, Come Home, Dr. Wolf presents both possibility and concern about the digital era in which we now live. Children’s brains, which already have to adapt to reading, are now being directed to learn in new ways at the same time. The Atlanta Speech School believes that Dr. Wolf’s call to action is critical because evidence suggests that the very technology that should bring us closer to educational equity threatens to widen the opportunity gap. Armed with the science of reading brain construction, we can help mitigate the risks and increase the opportunities of our new world. Ideally, through this study, we will create a community of purpose and practice across disciplines, geography and experience – to ensure that all children have the opportunity to read deeply and become everything they are meant to be.
The study will conclude with Dr. Wolf’s live-streamed Montag Lecture at the Atlanta Speech School at 7:00 pm EST on March 12. CLICK HERE to RSVP if you would like to attend the March 12 lecture in person.