Bay Area Discovery Museum Presents Joan Kelley

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Bay Area Discovery Museum
06:00 PM
Family & Children
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Curious about ways you can help your child become a stronger reader? Join us on Wednesday, February 7, for a free talk presented by researcher Joan Kelley. 
Kelley’s talk, Growing Strong Readers: What the Science Tells Us and How We Can Help, draws on her more than 10 years of experience conducting reading research to explore what it takes for a child to become a successful reader, and what parents can do to support that goal. She’ll share specific tips for how parents can become aware of their children’s progress toward strong reading, help them reach their full potential, and more productively work with educators. At the end of the evening, Kelley will open up the discussion to the audience, and answer parent questions. This event is free and open to all. 

Kelley is a graduate of Harvard College (’84) and began her career as a classroom teacher. In 2005 she received her Master’s of Education in Language and Literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of School of Education (HGSE), and then spent over a decade helping educators understand and implement research-based reading instruction in classrooms. In 2017, she co-founded the Parent Uptake Project, which provides parents with the information, tools, and resources they need to learn more about developing their children’s reading skills today, and to track progress in the future.


  1. Bay Area Discovery Museum 557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito, CA