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Oct 27, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Inspiring Reading: A 3-D Look at Teaching Reading (K-5) ›
During our lit blocks, we plan for students to learn in three settings: whole class, small group, and independent. In this session, we will explore activities to foster literacy learning in these three settings. We’ll dive into a first-read minilesson to engage students with complex texts during your whole class teaching. Then we’ll examine a small group framework to enhance your guided reading instruction. Lastly, we’ll delve into coaching conversations you can use to confer with each student during independent reading.
Nov 03, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Writing for College and Career (6-12) ›
Writing plays a fundamental role in the workforce that starts with writing requirements in the application process – from college entrance exams to writing as a part of a job application process. Knowing that, teaching students to be strong communicators through writing is essential to college and career readiness. This session will cover strategies including mentor texts, writing for real world purposes, and reading text sets on a topic to help with knowledge building writing.
Nov 10, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Teaching Writers: More than the Process (K-5) ›
Writing instruction that fosters young students into proficient writers includes some common best practices including immersing them in the style of writing, having one teaching point at a time, and choice in topics. In this session teachers will explore writing mini-lessons, using mentor texts, conferring, and providing feedback for writing. Teachers will leave with a bank of mini-lesson ideas for teaching opinion writing, as well as ideas for developing their own units of writing instruction.
Nov 17, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Cultivating Culture: Making ELA Classrooms Culturally Responsive & Engaging (6-12) ›
Culturally Responsive Teaching has gained heightened attention in our current society. Teachers and administrators are looking for ways to increase academic achievement for all students in their middle and high school English/Language Arts classes. In this session, based on the thought leadership of Dr. Ernest Morrell, we will explore several strategies to enhance literacy instruction that invites students’ experiences to support their learning. From ways to interact with literature to incorporating multimedia, educators will leave this session equipped with ways to create a more culturally responsive and engaging classroom.
Dec 01, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Cultivating Culture: Making ELA Classrooms Culturally Responsive & Engaging (K-5) ›
Culturally Responsive Teaching has gained heightened attention in our current society. Teachers and administrators are looking for ways to increase academic achievement for all students in their elementary classrooms. In this session, based on the thought leadership of Dr. Ernest Morrell, we will explore several strategies to enhance literacy instruction that invites students’ experiences to support their learning. From ways to interact with literature to incorporating multimedia, educators will leave this session equipped with ways to create a more culturally responsive and engaging classroom.
Dec 08, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Social and Emotional Learning (6-12) ›
You’ve heard the buzz word, but what exactly is social-emotional learning? Learn how to help your students develop positive relationships and take ownership of their learning. In this session you will learn ways to help students build management and relationship skills; and practice SEL activities you can use in your classroom.You’ll walk away from this session with a deeper understanding of social-emotional learning and with strategies and tools to help students develop individual and social skills.
Dec 15, 2020
5:00 PM EST
Social and Emotional Learning (K-5) ›
You’ve heard the buzz word, but what exactly is social-emotional learning? Learn how to help your students develop positive relationships and take ownership of their learning. In this session you will learn ways to help students build management and relationship skills; and practice SEL activities you can use in your classroom.You’ll walk away from this session with a deeper understanding of social-emotional learning and with strategies and tools to help students develop individual and social skills.
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On-Demand Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education ›
Dr. Pamela Mason discusses Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction in a Remote Learning Setting
On-Demand How to Talk about Phonics and Spelling in a Digital Environment: Principles and Practices of Words Their Way Word Study in a Virtual World. ›
In this webinar we address the basic elements of a Words Their Way phonics and spelling lesson and discuss how to respond to your students’ word work in a digital environment. These individual and collaborative explorations may take place in your school’s online learning environments with which students are already familiar and will support their continuing development in reading and writing. Excellent print and online resources are provided for exploring and learning about words and how they work.
On-Demand Keeping Your Upper-Elementary and Middle School Students Hooked on Words While at Home ›
In this webinar, we address how to organize, plan, and provide “deep” vocabulary and spelling explorations that directly support your students’ reading and writing. These individual and collaborative explorations may take place in your school’s online learning environments with which students are already familiar. Excellent print and online resources are provided for exploring and learning about words and how they work.
On-Demand This is Not What I Learned in School: Tips for Teaching in Times of Transition ›
How do we navigate the transition to distance learning as we seek to serve our students? How do we implement elearning effectively? Dr. Serafini has been conducting research on visual and multimodal literacy working with contemporary picturebooks to support young readers’ comprehension.
On-Demand Digital Media Literacies in the ELA Classroom: Empowering Student Voices through Production and Critique ›
How do we help our students to become more critical consumers and producers of digital media? How do we help them to develop essential 21st-century literacies without sacrificing our commitments to teaching literature and writing? This webinar will frame media literacy education in the context of student engagement, academic development, and student voice. We will discuss how teachers can help students to ask hard questions of the media they consume and how students can experience greater joy and connection to their everyday literacies. We will conclude by exploring exciting ways that teachers can integrate digital media into their traditional literature-based units.
On-Demand Teaching Comprehension…Long Distance ›
Teaching comprehension is challenging! It becomes even more so if we are supporting students in remote settings. Modeling and scaffolding are still key. Join Dr. Judy Wallis as she shares strategies for teaching comprehension remotely.
On-Demand Ways to Recognize, Celebrate, & Share Learning--Wherever Students Are ›
Join Freddy as she describes the ways in which caregivers and teachers can support students in keeping track of what they are learning. As importantly, ways in which students can be guided in celebrating and sharing their learning will also be highlighted. Regardless of the form of a learning environment, recognizing, celebrating, and sharing knowledge are at the heart of successful educational experiences.
On-Demand Cultural Relevance and Engagement in Secondary English Classrooms with Ernest Morrell, Ph.D. ›
Join author and professor Ernest Morrell as he shares best and research-based practices in creating cultural relevance and engagement in secondary English classrooms. Ernest has an extensive resume of experience on the topic and will share not only his knowledge, but his passion for the subject. Come learn, explore new ideas, and share your own classroom experiences with Ernest as he discusses how to make your classroom inclusive for all.
On-Demand Six Ways To Know If You Are Culturally and Linguistically Responsive ›
The session will answer this question for you: Am I culturally and linguistically responsive? The phrase "culturally and linguistically responsive" has now become cliché, the death knell in education...
On-Demand The How of Word Study: 10 Essential Elements of Teaching Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling ›
What are the ingredients of effective word study instruction? In this session, Dr. Donald Bear will present 10 essential elements of teaching phonics, vocabulary, and spelling, including ways to organize learning and encourage student interaction and self-reflection. Dr. Bear will also share routines, and activities for implementing word study in the classroom at each developmental spelling stage.