Dr. Janet Mort
The Joyful Literacy Intervention Team comprises five highly skilled and experienced classroom teachers and administrators who have applied our playful Joyful Literacy Intervention Framework for the past seven years proving resulting in significant reading achievement levels with vulnerable populations. Dr. Janet Mort leads the Team; she developed the framework after four years of research and has been leading schools and school districts in its successful implementation in hundreds of classrooms for the past seven years.
Nathan and Chelsea have been implementing the Joyful Literacy Framework for the past four years in their kindergarten classrooms. They have specialized in implementing basic Foundational Skills immersed in a thematic and playful approach. Their children enter grade one with over 85% reading at the grade one level – knowing their alphabet, up to 90 basic sight words, and reading PM Benchmark books with fluency. They are also inspiring speakers!
Darci has been teaching at the ȽÁU,WELṈEW̱ Tribal School for 35 years and has used numerous traditional approaches to teaching literacy over this period. She began implementing the Joyful Literacy Framework six years ago in her kindergarten classroom where about 50% of the children enter school vulnerable for a variety of reasons. Darci has developed remarkable playful intervention strategies for intense interventions with K and Grade 1 Foundational Skill instruction. As a result, over 90% of Darci’s children enter grade one at or above grade level.
Dianne and Christi were among the first classroom teachers to begin implementation of the Joyful Literacy Framework in Peace River South where reading results leapt from 49% success to over 85%. Both have become school principals in the past two years as a result of their exceptional classroom and school leadership. They have become expert at tracking individual progress and developing classroom and school-wide interventions. They will share their dynamic plans for K to 3 classroom and school literacy leadership throughout the day.
Our children are at their happiest when they are singing, moving, grooving and laughing. Who better to remind of us at this than our lovable, musical BC star – Charlotte Diamond. Charlotte brings entertainment and inspiration to our summits, and provides us with lyrical motivation, demonstrations and an understanding of the place joyful and fun music – interspersed in daily classroom routines – can energize and give us all a lift in challenging times.