Research-Based, Engaging, Differentiated Professional Learning
I offer professional learning 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 learning comes in two formats: face-to-face and online. 
POSSIBLE TOPICS
 
Choose from the partial list below, or tailor something to the needs of your school:
 
  • 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
ONLINE PD
 
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.
  • Online book clubs 
  • 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.

FACE-TO-FACE PD

 

I offer anything from a two-hour workshop to a long-term coaching relationship. Embedded in research and, I engage participants in participatory activities and share my passion for reading instruction. Though I do short-term work, my real favorite is working with teachers and schools in a longer-term coaching capacity.best-practices