What I Offer

I offer professional development in language, literacy, and reading instruction. My work is engaging, relevant, research-based, and carefully tailored to meet the needs of your school or district. My professional development comes in two formats: face-to-face and online. Below is a partial list of some of my topics:

  • Think Big with Think Alouds: Building Reading Comprehension through a Three-Step Process
  • My, What Big Words You Use!: Improving Vocabulary Instruction through Read Alouds
  • The Question is the Answer: Supporting Emergent Readers and Writers
  • Sort Your Heart Out: Words Study in K-5 Classrooms
  • Comprehension and Composition with Informational Text
  • Hot Tips for Fluency Fun
  • Unlevel those Libraries: Motivating Independent Reading through Access, Relevance, and Choice
  • The More You Read, the More You Know: Best Practices for Comprehension Instruction

Face-to-Face PD Details

I offer anything from a two-hour workshop to a long-term coaching relationship. My work is hands-on, engaging, and motivating. Embedded in research and best-practices, I engage participants in hands-on activities and share my passion for reading instruction.

Online PD Details

Because teachers never seem to have enough time, I offer three formats of virtual professional development. My offerings can be self-paced and allow teachers to select their own topics, for increased buy-in. I use a variety of digital tools (Zoom, GoogleHangout, Insertlearning, etc) to offer any of the following: 

Mastermind Meetings, where I virtually assemble a small group of people to talk about their work, set professional goals, learn together, and problem solve.

Read It and Reapwhere I moderate an online book club for articles and books that I’ve authored.  InsertLearning allows me to add commentary, insert a video for teachers to watch, and ask thought-provoking questions

Flipped PD, where I create modules for your staff including links to videos, articles, and other relevant learning tools which teachers access on their own time.

 

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