Literacy Webinars for Florida Educators

On-Demand AUTHOR SESSION: Ernest Morrell Cultural Relevance and Engagement in Today's Literacy Classroom
Join author and professor Ernest Morrell as he shares best and research-based practices in creating cultural relevance and engagement in literacy 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 experiences with Ernest as he discusses how to make your classroom inclusive for all.
On-Demand Social and Emotional Learning
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.
On-Demand A Classroom View: The Science of Reading
Science of Reading is a topic rapidly gaining interest in the reading realm across our country. In this session we will be tackling the methodology from the perspective of renowned reading expert and Savvas author Dr. Sharon Vaughn. We will examine instructional models that reflect best practices in a
On-Demand Inspiring Reading: A 3-D Look at Teaching Reading
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 mini lesson 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.
On-Demand AUTHOR SESSION: Judy Wallis Exemplary Reading Instruction: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All
Our goal must be to ensure our students have access to exemplary instruction so they grow into capable readers. To accomplish that, we must make the quality and design of our instruction engaging to all our students. Dr. Judy Wallis has decades of experience as a teacher, literacy coach, university professor and staff developer.
On-Demand AUTHOR SESSION: Frank Serafini: Essential Components of Reading Instruction
Many educators have differing opinions on what to include in your reading block. Deciding what to leave in and what to leave out can be daunting. Dr. Frank Serafini gives his take on how to organize your reading block to maximize engagement and learning.
On-Demand Teaching Practices for Lifelong Learners
The introduction to the FL's B.E.S.T. Standards charges districts and schools to build a rich, deep, and meaningful curriculum that “uplifts the soul.” Creating life long learners is one way to equip students for succes in school and beyond. Built on research, the practices in this session provide teachers with practical ways to engage students and build habits of lifelong learners. Attendees will receive materials and instruction that they can use in their classrooms immediately.
On-Demand Hook and Inspire: Making Literature Relevant and Relatable
ENGAGE your students and INSPIRE learning beyond the classroom walls. To build reading comprehension, students need to be able to relate to the texts they are reading. Learn ways to hook and inspire students by incorporating “teachable moments” that connect your curriculum to your student’s world. We will share concrete ideas for weaving these kinds of connections into your ELA curriculum.