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  1. 1. SAIGON SOUTH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – Connecting Learning to Life Connecting Learning to Life SSIS EARCOS Sponsored Weekend Workshop DIGGING DEEPER INTO READING COMPREHENSION With Susan Zimmermann Saturday, November 19, 2011 (8:00-4:00) Sunday, November 20, 2011 (8:30-3:30)Workshop Description: How do good readers “really” read?This interactive workshop takes participants on a journey into their own reading whilegiving them practical ideas to improve their teaching of reading comprehension. Tounderstand and then explicitly teach the comprehension strategies presented in Mosaicof Thought and 7 Keys to Comprehension, educators must first consciously apply themin their own reading and experience the strategies in action. This workshop exploreswhat is involved with reading, provides an overview of the comprehension strategiesand opportunities to apply the strategies in adult pieces, and focuses on keycomponents of an effective readers’ workshop, including modeling, “think-alouds”,written responses, and classroom environment. It includes key learnings fromComprehension Going Forward (Heinemann 2011), a book that brings togethercontributions from Susan and fifteen colleagues who have led thecomprehension strategy work in the United States. The goal is to provide teachers withhelpful tools to teach reading comprehension explicitly. This workshop is suitable for teachers from K – 12.Nguyen Van Linh Parkway Telephone: (84-8) 5413-0401Tan Phong Ward, District 7 Telefax: (84-8) 5413-0402Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam www.ssis.edu.vn
  2. 2. Page 2 PRESENTER: Susan Zimmermann An internationally-known speaker and workshop leader, Susan Zimmermann is coauthor of Comprehension Going Forward (2011) and the educational bestsellers Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition (2007) and 7 Keys to Comprehension (with Chryse Hutchins, 2003). She cofounded and served as the Executive Director of the Denver-based Public Education and Business Coalition, an organization that has spearheaded ground- breaking comprehension work. During her ten years there, she initiated numerous programs to improve the quality of public schools, including the Reading Project, which has been implemented in more than one hundred schools and provides the examples in Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition, and 7 Keys. Susan is also the author of Keeping Katherine (2005); Writing to Heal the Soul (2002), winner of the Colorado Book Award; and Grief Dancers (1996), finalist for the Colorado Book Award and winner of the Exceptional Parent symbol of excellence for its “profound contribution to human understanding and dignity.” These wise and inspiring books grew out of Susan’s personal experience of raising her profoundly handicapped daughter Katherine, who developed normally for her first year, but then experienced a devastating neurological disorder (Rett syndrome) that left her unable to walk, talk or feed herself. Currently a full-time speaker, writer, and education consultant, Susan has given hundreds of workshops, keynotes, and summer institutes in nearly every state, throughout Canada, in Mexico, Europe, the Philippines, and Japan on ways to deepen reading and writing experiences for adults and children. A lover of the wilderness and believer in the transformative power of the outdoors, she has been a trustee of the Colorado Outward Bound School and served as the board chair of The Women’s Wilderness Institute, an organization that provides wilderness learning experiences for adolescent girls and women. Susan is a graduate of Yale Law School and mother of four. She lives in the foothills west of Denver.Nguyen Van Linh Parkway Telephone: (84-8) 5413-0401Tan Phong Ward, District 7 Telefax: (84-8) 5413-0402Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam www.ssis.edu.vn
  3. 3. Page 3 DIGGING DEEPER INTO READING COMPREHENSION To register, please contact: Susan Zimmermann November 19-20, 2011 AGENDA DAY 1 Theresa Flaspohler Phone: (84-8)-5413-0901 Pre-K to 12 Curriculum Director Ext. 12002 7:30 Registration/Breakfast Fax: (84-8)-5413-0902 8:00 Welcome/Workshop Overview/Introduction E-mail: tflaspohler@ssis.edu.vn 8:20 The visible and invisible sides of reading 9:30 The comprehension strategies Classroom Applications 12:00 LUNCH 12:45 The Think-Aloud 2:30 Application of comprehension strategies 3:45 Wrap up for the day with reflections DAY 2 8:30 Quick review of comprehension strategies Writing about reading Practice Think-Alouds Inference and Questioning 12:00 LUNCH 12:45 Application of comprehension strategies 3:15 Synthesis & Reflections *Note: Periodic stretch breaks will be included. Credit Hour Available: 1 credit hour from SUNY, Buffalo State University Registration Fee: US $50.00 (or 1,035,000 VND-conversion rate may change on date of registration) for EARCOS members  Includes: Saturday and Sunday light breakfast, lunch, snacks, materials, and handouts.  Please pay registration fee on the day of the workshop by cash (USD or VND).  Late fees apply after the registration deadline. Deadline for registration is August 10, 2011.Nguyen Van Linh Parkway Telephone: (84-8) 5413-0401Tan Phong Ward, District 7 Telefax: (84-8) 5413-0402Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Page 4 www.ssis.edu.vn
  4. 4. Page 4 DIGGING DEEPER INTO READING COMPREHENSION Susan Zimmermann November 19-20, 2011 Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday: 8:30 am – 3:30 pmREGISTRATION FORM Registrant Information First Name Last Name School Name Teaching/Administrative Position at your school: Mailing Address E-mail Address Telephone Number: Fax Number: Check one: ( ) Yes, I will need directions to the school. ( ) No, I will not need directions. ( ) Yes, I will register for the 1 credit course from SUNY. ( ) No, I am not registering for SUNY. Registration Fee _____USD $50.00 or 1,035,000 VND approx. (Payable on the first day of the workshop—USD cash) Registration Fee Includes: Workshop materials, light breakfast, lunches, snacks and refreshmentsPlease return your completed form and e-mail to: Theresa Flaspohler at tflaspohler@ssis.edu.vnGraduate Credit: Participants in the workshop at the Saigon South International School have the opportunity toobtain graduate credit from Buffalo State, State University of New York (SUNY). The cost of the credit is $90.00 U.S.dollars by check to SUNY. The course will be identified as EDU 594: Effective Learning and Teaching Practices forAmerican/International SchoolsAnyone interested in obtaining one credit hour must: A. Attend all sessions of the workshop. B. Participate in the workshop activities and complete assignment: 1 page reflection/plans for classroom practice (must be completed by December 1, 2011.)Registration forms for the credit are available by contacting our staff at Intlearning@buffalostate.edu either beforeor after the workshop. To register for credit please submit the registration form/credit information by December 1st,2011 to Catherine Molenda, International Graduate Programs for Educators, South Wing 430 C, Buffalo State, SUNY, 1300Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14222 USA, E-Mail: Intlearning@buffalostate.edu Nguyen Van Linh Parkway Telephone: (84-8) 5413-0401 Tan Phong Ward, District 7 Telefax: (84-8) 5413-0402 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Page 5 www.ssis.edu.vn
  5. 5. Page 5Accommodation Options in HCMCWorkshop participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation. Below is a small list of accommodationoptions. Please refer to Asiarooms.com for more options.Downtown: (District 1: 20-30 minutes taxi ride to SSIS)*Note: There are many cheaper options downtown. We do not know the quality of these hotels and leave it up to you to take theopportunity to search online for options that will meet your needs. Name Address Phone/ Fax Email/ Website Quantity Daily RateKim Do 133 Nguyen Hue (84) 8-3822-5914 www.kimdohotel.com N/A $100 ++ Avenue, District 1, Fax: (84) 8-3822-5913 HCMCBong Sen 117-123 Dong Khoi St., (84) 8-3829-1516 www.bongsencorporation.com N/A $110 ++ District 1, HCMC Fax: (84) 8-3829-8076Huong Sen 66-68-70 Dong Khoi (84) 8-3829-9400 www.huongsenhotel.com.vn N/A $84 ++ St., District 1, HCMCPalace 56-66 Nguyen Hue Blvd., (84) 8-3829-2860 palacehotel.com.vn/index.php N/A $90 ++ District 1, HCMC ?newlang=englishContinental 132-134 Dong Khoi St., (84) 8-3829-9201 www.continentalhotel.com.vn N/A $124 ++ Dist.1, HCMCPhu My Hung (District7: 10-15 minutes walking distance to SSIS) Name Address Phone/ Fax Email/ Website Quantity Daily Rate Suite: $69++ hotel@sabena.vn R3-60 Hung Gia 4 (84-8) 5416 1000 Deluxe: $55++Sabena 12 rooms Fax: (84-8) 5416 1001 Superior: $45++ Website: www.sabena.vn Standard: $35++ R4 56-57 Hung Phuoc 4, (84) 8 5410 2727 rsvn@hungvuonghotel.net.vn Deluxe : $40++Hung Vuong 1 Phu My Hung, Tan Fax: Website : Standard: $25++ 24 rooms Phong Ward, District7, (84) 8 5410 6555 www.hungvuonghotel.net.vn VIP: $50 ++ Deluxe: 20 Deluxe (Single): $40++ (84) 8-5416-0888 info@GoldenAntHotels.vn rooms breakfastGolden Ant R4- 60, 62 Hung Gia 5, Deluxe (Double): $45Boutique Phu My Hung, District 7 Fax: Website: Suite: 3 ++ (84) 8-5410-2211 www.GoldenAntHotels.vn rooms Suite: $65 + + R2-25 Hung Gia 1, Phu Standard: $30-$35++ (84) 8 5410 3722Marvelous My Hung, Bui Bang N/A 10 rooms Deluxe: $40-50++ Fax: 84 8 54103723 Doan, District 7 Suit: $60++ R4-54, 55 Hung Gia 2, Standard $25++ (84.8) 5410 3706 - 707 Phú Mỹ Hưng, Phuong www.phuonanhhotel- Superior $35++PhuongAnh - 708 - 709 - 710 25 rooms Tân Phong, Quan 7, TP. phumyhung.com Deluxe $35++ Fax: (84.8) 54103711 HCM VIP $50++ (84) 8-5411-1101 vegascafehotel@yahoo.com.vn Suite: $42++ R2- 01 Hung Gia II,Vegas (84) 8-5411-1102 Superior: $35++ Bui Bang Doan, 11 rooms (84) 8-5411-1103 Website: Standard: $30++ Phu My Hung, District 7 Fax: (84) 8-5411-1103 saigoncafes.com Economic: $27++ Deluxe $30++ R4-27, R4-28 Hung (84-8) 54102494 – Suite $40++Vien Dong Phuoc 3, Phu My Hung, 54102537 Website: 36 rooms Suit VIP $45++ District 7, HCMC Fax: (84-8) 54102494 http://www.viendonghotel.net/ VIP $50++*Please note that the hotel rates above are updated as of April 2011.++ additional 10% tax and 5% service charge Nguyen Van Linh Parkway Telephone: (84-8) 5413-0401 Tan Phong Ward, District 7 Telefax: (84-8) 5413-0402 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam www.ssis.edu.vn
  6. 6. Page 6 Additional Visitor’s Information: Weather: It will be hot outside so please bring light, comfortable clothes, but the air conditioning inside the buildings can get quite cool! Ground Transportation from Tan Son Nhat International Airport: Easy access to taxi transportation is found on the arrival level of the airport, outside curb taxi service. There are many taxi companies to choose from. Expect a 30+ minute trip from the airport to downtown at a cost of approximately 125,000 VND; 45+ minutes to Phu My Hung, approx. 230,000 + VND. It is not advisable to accept taxi rides from people approaching you when exiting luggage pick-up and customs. Exchange Rate: USD 1 = VND 20,700 (approximate rate as of April 2011) Visa: Please organize your visa through your travel agent or the Vietnamese Embassy in your country well in advance. Most tourist visas are valid for single entry only. Participants wishing to re-enter Vietnam must apply for a multiple entry visa. Transport from Hotel to SSIS: The hotels around Phu My Hung are an easy walking distance to SSIS (Phu My Hung) or a short taxi ride (less than 5 minutes and approximately 15,000+ VND). A taxi from downtown will take approximately 20-25 minutes to SSIS depending on where you’re staying (around 100,000 +VND). Most taxis in Ho Chi Minh City use the meter.Nguyen Van Linh Parkway Telephone: (84-8) 5413-0401Tan Phong Ward, District 7 Telefax: (84-8) 5413-0402Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam www.ssis.edu.vn

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