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A FREE ENGAGING LEARNERS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

June 8, 2020 | noon - 4pm ET

This free, yes FREE, web conference brings together passionate leading educators who will share their tips, activities, and instructional practices to develop critical thinking, literacy skills, and content knowledge!

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FREE registration for all grade 4-12 educators.

Are you ready to learn about effective literacy instruction that can provide pathways for learning about content? As passionate teachers who love our disciplines AND our students we will address the question,“How can I share my passion and love for my discipline while developing the literacy skills that my students need to understand it?”

Join us for convenient, relevant professional development that meets you wherever you are. Participants need an active email address, an internet connection, and a device with sound – like a computer, laptop, tablet or phone. Registrants will receive an emailed access code and link to the webinar upon registration. Certificates of attendance are available for all sessions.

Presentation Schedule

Noon – 1pm ET | Alex Kajitani

CONNECTING MATH & LITERACY: GET STUDENTS READING, WRITING & SPEAKING IN MATH CLASS

1pm – 2pm ET | Dr. Katherine McKnight

LITERACY & LEARNING CENTERS: BUILDING LITERACY SKILLS IN THE DISCIPLINES

2pm – 3pm ET | Dr. Kathy Perez

KEEPING IT REAL: INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR INFORMATIONAL TEXTS

3pm – 4pm ET | Dr. Jody Polleck

DISCIPLINARY BOOKS CLUBS:
A TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE FOR LITERACY AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

This conference provides great strategies and information that immediately transfer to my classroom.

– Dawn S.

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Noon – 1pm ET

CONNECTING MATH & LITERACY: GET STUDENTS READING, WRITING & SPEAKING IN MATH CLASS

ALEX KAJITANI

The ability to speak, read and write is now an essential part of math class. In this highly engaging webinar, we’ll explore, discuss, and learn high-leverage strategies that are easy-to-implement, and will get our students on the path toward achieving the State Standards. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • Inspiring students to talk about math in a way that is meaningful and relevant to their lives.
  • Getting students writing about math, and using math to argue, communicate and justify their thinking.
  • Teaching students to persevere in attempting, evaluating and solving “word problems.”
  • Addressing the negative stereotypes about math that exist in society, and how to combat them.
  • Engaging students with strategies, activities and games that can be used to teach the State Standards.
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1pm – 2pm ET

LITERACY & LEARNING CENTERS: BUILDING LITERACY SKILLS IN THE DISCIPLINES

DR. KATHERINE MCKNIGHT

Learning centers (often known as “rotations”) are common in many primary level classrooms. But intermediate, middle and high school teachers have unique challenges, so Dr. Katherine McKnight has developed collaborative learning centers designed specifically for grade 4-12 learners. Specific presentation topics include:

  • Learn how to set up centers/rotations in your classroom that develop literacy skills within the disciplines
  • Meeting the needs of all learners in a diverse ability classroom
  • Learn how to create developmentally appropriate learning experiences that deepened content
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2pm – 3pm ET

KEEPING IT REAL: INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR INFORMATIONAL TEXTS

DR. KATHY PEREZ

Navigating informational text can be a daunting task — especially for our struggling readers! Come to experience practical, research-based strategies to make informational text more “real” with your students. Learn effective techniques for comprehension strategies that successful readers use. Explore how to make informational literacy more intentional, connected and engaging. Stimulate all students’ interest in reading nonfiction texts. Participants will:

  • Employ a variety of organizing structures that support students’ understanding of important facts and ideas in nonfiction texts
  • Learn techniques to boost specific comprehension processes with explicit, targeted instruction
  • Actively involve all students – not just the most verbal – in thinking more deeply about text
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3pm – 4pm ET

DISCIPLINARY BOOKS CLUBS: A TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE FOR LITERACY AND SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

DR. JODY POLLECK

Jody has facilitated and researched adolescent book clubs for over 20 years in secondary classrooms, ranging from science and social studies to English and literacy. Book clubs are a powerful and interactive approach to get students talking about texts, while also learning our content. They also are an effective way in which to help build our students’ social-emotional development, from connecting the texts to their own identities and communities to building relationships with others. This workshop will provide participants with the basic foundations of book clubs--which doesn’t just to have to be about books--but poetry, nonfiction, and informational texts as well! Jody will share several different methods for getting these instructional practices started and established, including provision of materials and discussions of processes and assessments.

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Providing free resources is the best way to give back to YOU and this entire community of like-minded educators. Thanks for everything you do for your students!

– Katie McKnight and the Engaging Learners team

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Special thanks to Bulk Bookstore for sponsoring this event!