Literacy Day

Great Speakers, Great Sessions!

View the recorded sessions by clicking on the individual links below. 

 

Teaching in Physical, Digital, and Virtual Spaces - Dr. Frank Serafini
As teachers look to the fall semester and beyond, resources, technologies, and instructional approaches that range across physical, digital, and virtual spaces will be essential elements in classroom teachers’ toolboxes. In these uncertain times, remaining flexible, alert, and amenable to new strategies and possibilities for literacy instruction is required. In this virtual webinar. Dr. Frank Serafini will share some ideas, strategies, and resources he has gathered and organized for classroom teachers that span physical, digital, and virtual platforms. Specific resources and teaching ideas will be shared.


Romeo and Juliet Go Virtual: Teaching Secondary Literacy in a Remote/Hybrid/Distance Setting - Grades 6-12
With schools rethinking their use of brick and mortar classrooms this coming school year, ways to still provide robust and rigorous instruction are becoming paramount in the minds of educators. In this session, we will explore how the Savvas Realize web-based platform can support literacy learning for your middle and high school students. From the use of eTexts to interactive tasks, attendees will find practical ways to plan instruction at their fingertips. 


Add Word Study to Your Classroom
Learn about the proven effective word study program Words Their Way. See how it's been designed to address lags in learning in just 15 minutes per day. Sign up for a free trial of the online component. Receive assessment materials FREE!


Cross-platform, Cross-Curriculum, and Cross-Context Collaboration
Virus shutdowns and the subsequent forced entry by many teachers into remote teaching and learning revealed the void between teacher experiences, curricular materials, and remote learning platforms/approaches.  In this void, an unprecedented nexus occurred as a collaboration between university instructional design faculty, curriculum company consultants, and school district ELA and tech staff.  This session will explore the development and results of a collaboration between Savvas myPerspectives™ ELA curriculum; the ThinkCERCA™ Cross-Curricular writing platform; the University of Cincinnati School of Education, Instructional Design and Technology; and the Cincinnati Public Schools.

  • Brandon Abdon, Savvas Learning Company
  • Vicki Buckley, University of Cincinnati
  • Sarah Schroeder, University of Cincinnati
  • Kristin Ptolemy, ThinkCERCA

Engaging Struggling Students in a Virtual World - Grades K-5
Join former Special Education Teacher, Patrice Hedman, to learn how to create learning opportunities that are engaging, active, collaborative, and promote learning relationships.  Walk away with materials and ideas to use in your classroom immediately.


Inspiring Reading: A 3-D Look at Teaching Literacy - Grades K-5
During our lit blocks, we plan for students to learn in three settings: Whole class, small group, and independent. In this workshop, we will explore activities to foster literacy learning in these three settings. 


Novels, Remotely
While English teachers across the country come-up with brilliant strategies for remote learning, many still seek to develop approaches for reading and managing work with longer texts and novels.  This session will provide a high-level model to approach longer texts and novels in the remote ELA classroom.  Then - by drawing on the presenter's years of experience teaching ELA and working with ELA teachers as well as the work of respected writers and practitioners - the session will dive into some particular strategies proven to be effective.  Attendees will leave with a broader understanding of approaching longer texts and novels and some specific tools they can implement immediately. 


Engaging Struggling Students in a Virtual World (6-12)
Join former Special Education Teacher, Patrice Hedman, to learn how to create learning opportunities that are engaging, active, collaborative, and promote learning relationships.  Walk away with materials and ideas to use in your classroom immediately.


Cultural Responsiveness and Engagement in 6-12 Literacy Classrooms - Dr. Ernest Morrell
Join author and professor Ernest Morrell as he shares his passion about creating cultural responsiveness and engagement in English classrooms with best and research-based practices. Come learn, explore new ideas, and share your own classroom experiences with Ernest as he discusses how to make your classroom inclusive for all.