Using Literacy to Develop Self-Directed Learners
Creating a culture of self-directed learners takes careful preparation, explicit instruction, and implicit support throughout all content areas. We will explore the steps necessary to create this culture, the tools needed to continue the practice during the literacy block, and methods for students and teachers to monitor progress towards self-directed learning behaviors.
Growing Young Writers through Illustration Study
Illustration study empowers students to tell their stories the way they see them in their mind. Based on the illustration work of Katie Wood Ray and Sylvia Duckworth, teachers will learn how to use an illustration study to teach young writers that their pictures hold meaning.
Leading from a Coaching Position
Finding space for adult learning can be difficult in the best of times. We will explore how to lead teachers with coaching techniques that make an impact. These techniques are not just for current coaches and coordinators, these can be used by any teacher leader.
Upping Your Read Aloud Game
We will explore the power of an interactive read aloud that engages readers emotionally, intellectually and authentically. Through focused question techniques that will invite inquiry and more purposeful dialogue, readers will be inspired to read better and in more powerful ways on their own.