Peer Tutoring Symposium, Oakland CA

 A Symposium on Peer tutoring – March 7th 2013, Oakland CA

Using Peer Tutoring to Build Literacy and School Community

Thursday March 7th, 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Bender Room, Carnegie Hall, Mills College

Outcomes

  1. Understand impact of peer tutoring on literacy and school climate
  2. Understand promising practices and strategies for peer tutoring
  3. Learn how to apply practices and strategies at your site or in your classroom
  4. Collect tools (materials, curricula, models) to use at your site or in your classroom
  5. Identify practices and tools that will help you use peer tutoring at your site/classroom
  1. Welcome and Introduction
  • Alison Feldman, Education Program Associate, Urban Strategies Council 
  1. The Power of Peer Tutoring as an Instructional and Community Building Strategy
  • Mary Hurley, Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, OUSD 

III. Promising Practices & Methodologies for Peer Tutoring

  • Janie Naranjo-Hall, Bilingual class teacher, former literacy coach, Brookfield Elementary School, OUSD
  • Robbie Torney, Kindergarten teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School, OUSD 

IV. Training Peer Tutors to Impact Literacy

  1. Peer Tutoring Table Topics
  • Using peer tutoring to support students who struggle academically – Barbara Pearl
  • Using peer tutoring to impact social-emotional outcomes – Matthew Hulse, Rany Ath
  • Using peer tutoring to impact literacy in school day and after school settings –Janie Naranjo-Hall
  • Using peer tutoring to improve school climate – Robbie Torney, Demetria Huntsmen, Youth Alive Program Manager; Youth Alive leaders Jennifer Almendarez and Maira Lopez 

This event is sponsored by the R.A.D. Schwartz Foundation and is a collaboration of the Schwartz Foundation, Urban Strategies Council, and the Oakland Unified School District.