Early Childhood Education

Miriam P. Trehearne

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 in Edinburgh, Scotland and also in Costa Rica. She was a Featured Speaker at the I.R.A. 49th Annual Convention in Reno, Nevada. Miriam Keynoted at the ASCD 24th Annual Kindergarten Conference in Chicago and co-chaired a one day Institute with renowned literacy expert Regie Routman at the 50th Annual IRA Conference in San Antonio. Miriam frequently speaks at International Reading Association Conferences including the European Reading Conference in Braga, Portugal in 2009. She also speaks regularly at ASCD conferences as well as early childhood conferences such as AEYC, ECEC, NAEYC and the Annual ASCD Pre-kindergarten/Kindergarten Conferences.

She has published in several professional journals, has authored award-winning student resources and is senior author of The Language Arts Kindergarten Teacher's Resource Book (Nelson Learning Ltd), the 2006 AEP award-winning Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Grades 1-2 Teachers and The Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Preschool Teachers. The Comprehensive Literacy Resource for Grade 3-6 Teachers was also a finalist for the AEP Award. Miriam also has been honoured as a Canada Post Literacy Educator Finalist.

Her latest book, Learning to Write and Loving It! Preschool-Kindergarten was published by Corwin Press in August 2011.

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