Early Childhood Education
Miriam P. Trehearne
Miriam Trehearne has been a classroom teacher, resource teacher, program specialist (exceptional needs students), coach, administrator and University Associate. As a Literacy Specialist she led a very successful research-based initiative in a large urban school district (160 elementary schools) that resulted in closing the literacy gaps in 56 high-needs schools. The results have been documented by the University of Calgary and an independent program evaluator. She presently devotes much for her time to researching literacy best practices, presenting to teachers, literacy coaches and school administrators at conferences and writing books and journal articles.
Miriam spoke at the World Congress of the International Reading Association (2002) in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the I.R.A. Conference (2003), Orlando, Florida. In May 2004, she was a Featured Speaker at the I.R.A. 49th Annual Convention in Reno, Nevada. In March 2005 Miriam Keynoted at the ASCD 24th Annual Kindergarten Conference in Chicago. Miriam co-chaired a one day Institute with renowned literacy expert Regie Routman at the 50th Annual IRA Conference in San Antonio, May 2005. In 2006 she spoke at Ohio AEYC, the 25th Annual ASCD Pre-kindergarten/Kindergarten Conference and the National ASCD Conference (Chicago). Recently she keynoted at Michigan Reading, Georgia Reading, presented at the 51st Annual IRA conference, Chicago, and was a Featured Speaker at Literacy 2006: Bridging the Divide, Washington DC Public Schools and the IRA Urban Diversity Commission.
She has published in several professional journals and recently (June, 2003) was senior author of The Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Kindergarten Teachers, The Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Preschool Teachers (2004) and The Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Grade 1-2 Teachers (2005), winner of the 2006 Association of Educational Publisher’s Distinguished Achievement for Excellence in Educational Publishing Award, Professional Development Category. The Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Grade 3-6 Teachers became available in March 2006. Miriam has won numerous awards for her work, including being honored as a Canada Post 2001 Literacy Educator Finalist.