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Centering What Matters to Children: How to Connect Your Teaching to Your Students’ Passions and Inquiry Questions

April 11, 2024 Vivian Vasquez, Author & Professor

How do you decide what to focus on in your teaching? Our Kids, Books & Anti-Racism series speaker Vivian Vasquez starts by observing what her students care about.

Teaching for Fluency All Day, Every Day

February 23, 2024 Gen Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Here are a few tips to integrate intentional teaching for fluency, without adding anything new to your day.

Tags: Teaching

New Diverse Titles to Add to Your Classroom Library

February 12, 2024 Mary E. Cronin, Literacy Coach & Author

Inspired by the first session in our Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series, Literacy Coach Mary Cronin shares a few book recommendations of her own.

Facilitating Conversations about Race: Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series

February 1, 2024 Jennifer Orr, Fourth-Grade Teacher & Author

Jennifer Orr, our next Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series featured speaker, discusses how books can serve as a starting point when facilitating conversations about race.

Carla España: Promoting Access and Equity Through Literacy

January 19, 2024 Gen Arcovio, Literacy Trainer

Looking back on the first session of our annual Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series, professor and author Carla España focused on how to teach in a way that’s inclusive to children from different language backgrounds.

Drawing: An Important Part of the Writing Process

January 10, 2024 Heather Rodman, Literacy Trainer

When students draw before writing it helps them visualize what they want to say. They include details in their drawings that they will later express in their writing using words.

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August 2024– May 2025 (Virtual Schedule Below)

Grow Your Teaching of Writing: Yearlong Support Through Virtual Coaching  

Learn how to implement your yearlong writing curriculum by thinking and problem-solving with our faculty trainers and a cohort of teachers across the school year. Get ongoing, yearlong support through biweekly think-tank sessions and virtual coaching tailored to support your teaching of writing.

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August 19-20, 2024

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