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Westin Peachtree PlazaAtlanta, GA, United States

CAFE: Atlanta, GA - Engaging All Students in Literacy Assessment and Instruction

Sunday, August 18, 2013, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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Joan and Gail share their practical approach for analyzing student data, organizing results and managing instructional plans. The approach allows for focused instruction based on each student's greatest areas of need through their CAFE Menu, making optimal growth and high academic achievement possible for all. The Sisters will share their system, lessons and much more!


The Day Will Include
Presentation of the CAFE Menu as a visual aid to support student learning
Acquainting participants with the background and research of the CAFE goals and strategies
Demonstrating how to assess a student while utilizing the CAFE Menu to determine next instructional steps

Revealing the alignment of CAFE to the Common Core
Discussion of how to develop strategy groups and determine their focus
Revealing the structure for teaching students in small groups and one-on-one
Suggestions for recording progress in small groups and one-on-one conferences
Articulating when, why and how we monitor student progress and teaching
Discussing whole school applications for using The CAFE System
Video demonstrations depicting one-on-one and small group CAFE principles
Explanation of how CAFE fits with Daily 5

Participants will gain knowledge about the CAFE system, as well as practical tools that can be immediately implemented in classrooms, schools and districts

Who Might Benefit
Classroom Teachers
Special Education Teachers
English Language Learners Teachers
Literacy Coaches
Reading Specialists
District Leaders
School Superintendents


8:00-8:30 a.m.  Registration - Continental Breakfast provided
8:30-11:30 a.m. Workshop
11:30-12:45 p.m. Lunch break on your own -- pack a lunch, or enjoy one of the hotel's restaurants or one of the dozens of cafes, delis, and restaurants nearby.
12:45-3:30 p.m. Workshop


Registration Information
Fee: $295.00 per person
A discounted rate of $255.00 per person is available if paid by credit card.


The fee includes the following
Full day of research based content presented by Joan and Gail

Certificate of attendance
An exclusive, full color, CAFE Resource/Handout Book

A three-month subscription to or for nonmembers (members receive an extension on their current term)

Gifts and tools to support CAFE

Continental breakfast

Laughter and funny stories (Oh, these are free)



Housing is the responsibility of the participants.  The hotel is offering a discounted rate for a limited time.  You must mention "The Sisters" when booking your reservation to receive the special rate.  These rooms book quickly and fill without prior notice.  Contact the hotel today.

Westin Peachtree Plaza,  Phone:  404-659-1400,  Website:


Cancellation and Substitution Policy

We understand that unexpected situations sometimes occur, so substitutions are always welcome.  Please send the substitute to the conference with the original ticket.

Refunds are not issued within 30 days of the event, but if cancellation occurs prior to that, a full refund will be issued. Registrants who do not cancel prior to the cut off and are unable to provide a substitution may request to have the workshop materials mailed to them.


Cameras and any audio and video recording devices are prohibited at all events.

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