SUPPORTING BEST PRACTICES IN LITERACY

professional development and coaching

A SAMPLE OF TOPICS

  • Getting started in Reading and Writing Workshop

  • Making minilessons mini

  • Planning for and implementing effective small group instruction (e.g. guided reading, strategy groups)

  • Structuring the literacy block for meaningful independent practice

  • Conferring with writers 

  • Creating conferring toolkits in reading and writing

  • Using text complexity to guide instruction

  • Progress monitoring in reading and writing

  • Matching books to readers

  • Analyzing student writing to inform instruction

  • Using the Units of Study from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project to guide instruction

STRUCTURE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Summer Institutes

  • Consultation with school adminstrators

  • Planning and coaching with individual teachers and teams 

Teaching and learning are constantly evolving, and so is our profession.  Our children deserve our knowledge, our creativity, our passion, and our commitment to ongoing reflection.     

 

I believe we need to commit our resources to supporting teachers in this inspiring but complex work. 

I look to working with you to support your educational community in reaching its goals. 

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