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In order for our students to feel valued in our classrooms they must be represented in the books we share with them. Whether it is the characters on the pages of our read alouds, the families, cultures, and settings represented in our novels, or the author's experiences that inspire the picture books we share, our students need to feel represented and heard. Our mentor texts can be more than simply books we use to teach writing strategies and skills. These texts can also be springboards of ways to discuss the issues of our time with the students who sit before us, looking for ways to make a change for peace and justice. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YQig-pCWFVuYp9dPtZUoF81EXLC4IyzL/view?usp=sharing
In order for our students to feel valued in our classrooms they must be represented in the books we share with them. Whether it is the characters on the pages of our read alouds, the families, cultures, and settings represented in our novels, or the author's experiences that inspire the picture books we share, our students need to feel represented and heard. Our mentor texts can be more than simply books we use to teach writing strategies and skills. These texts can also be springboards of ways to discuss the issues of our time with the students who sit before us, looking for ways to make a change for peace and justice. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IJq-rCNmob-IboJ4iMGbiDoasT8tNINl/view?usp=sharing
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This seminar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Topics included will be: -How to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year -Selecting key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit -Developing lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards -Connecting poetry to content area curriculum, grammar, as well as reading and writing Participants will be given time to develop their own minilessons using mentor texts that are developmentally appropriate and engaging for their specific population. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_eEim8ZIl3bjBtwn0Be2iW0j6WZ-_-04/view?usp=sharing
Guided Reading Groups? Strategy Groups? One or the other or both? What are they and how do we use them effectively? Let's tackle the difference between the two and learn ways to incorporate them into your classrooms to improve student success. In this session, we will dive into the components of an effective guided reading session (steps, materials, assessment) and understand how guided reading shifts as we move across the levels. We will also dig into the use of strategy lessons to move our readers along. We will look at short texts, mentor texts and lesson components to most effectively reach our readers and grow them. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NOl5YtbymTU7MemDOZ0Ss7z7AgPtjXe5/view?usp=sharing
Guided Reading Groups? Strategy Groups? One or the other or both? What are they and how do we use them effectively? Let's tackle the difference between the two and learn ways to incorporate them into your classrooms to improve student success. In this session, we will dive into the components of an effective guided reading session (steps, materials, assessment) and understand how guided reading shifts as we move across the levels. We will also dig into the use of strategy lessons to move our readers along. We will look at short texts, mentor texts and lesson components to most effectively reach our readers and grow them. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uuC5OlQkILh0SAtMQMs1DZWunaPNUM8Y/view?usp=sharing
"Grammar” is a word that can inspire many different reactions. Our students might recoil at the mention of it; we, as teachers, might feel dread, thinking about the rote, disconnected workbook exercises that often accompany a unit on grammar; our administrators might feel puzzled as they scratch their heads, thinking about how to help their teachers get it right. But what we've all failed to understand is that the answer to the question of how to deliver solid, practical grammar instruction has always been right under our noses. While we all know that grammar is being taught, for some reason it isn't transferring into our students' writing. Not to mention the fact that most students don't know when to use grammar correctly or how to use it powerfully. Using Jeff Anderson's Patterns of Power as a guide we will discuss a philosophy crafted to help students both understand and enjoy grammar. Participants will leave with strategies to start teaching "grammar that sticks" in their own classrooms with little prep and lots of excitement. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s0IIdG8IzTrPRHGs_98AMrBCMQn9cvj3/view?usp=sharing