Category Archives for Workshops

Six Ways to Bring Reading Science Alive for Beginning or Struggling Readers K-2

Six Ways to Bring Reading Science Alive for Beginning or Struggling Readers, K-2

  • If you are a teacher, coach, or school leader who wants to make sure daily practices are actually making it easier, not harder for children to learn, this day of learning is for you. In this workshop led by Jan Burkins & Kari Yates, based on the groundbreaking book Shifting the Balance, you’ll be invited to take an honest second look at current literacy practices, bravely considering the question, “What needs to shift?” Jane and Kari will unpack the why and the how behind six critical shifts, aligning current practices with the brain science. You will leave with practical and powerful instructional moves you can make starting tomorrow! Ready to learn, reflect, and have some fun along the way? We hope you’ll join us. 

Workshop Information

When

Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 9:00am through 3:30pm

Where

Zoom

Cost

Early Bird Pricing (Now through Jan. 17): $189 

Jan.18 - Jan. 31: Regular Pricing $209


Kari Yates

Kari Yates is an author, speaker, consultant and staff developer with a passion for helping busy literacy educators thrive. Her experiences include classroom teacher, special education, Reading Recovery teacher, elementary principal and district literacy coordinator. Kari is also the author of Simple Starts: Making the Move to a Reader-Centered Classroom (Heinemann, 2015) and Eat Your Broccoli (Richard C. Owens Publishing, 2005).









Jan Burkins

Dr. Jan Burkins was an elementary classroom teacher for seven years and a literacy coach for seven years. She has worked as a part-time assistant professor, a district literacy leader, and is currently a fulltime writer and consultant. She has written six books about literacy and literacy coaching, with her sixth coming out from Stenhouse in spring 2021. Her groundbreaking books, Preventing Misguided Reading (co-author Melody Croft) and Who’s Doing the Work? How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More (co-author Kim Yaris), reframe the role of teachers as they scaffold readers. Her latest book, which offers guidance on implementing the “wordwork” aspects of balanced literacy instruction, is co-authored with Kari Yates and due out in Spring 2021.


Shifting The Balance

These days, it seems that everyone has a strong opinion about how to teach young children to read. Some may brush off the current tension as nothing more than one more round of “the reading wars.” Others may avoid the clash altogether due to the uncivilized discourse that sometimes results. Certainly, sorting the signal from the noise is no easy task. In this leading-edge book, authors Jan Burkins and Kari Yates address this tension as a critical opportunity to look closely at the research, reevaluate current practices, and embrace new possibilities for an even stronger enactment of balanced literacy.


Patterns of Power Week 2021

Patterns of Power Week 2021

Patterns of Power Week: Sign up for one, or all! Price is per each individual session, individual Zoom registration required for each session. See the details and register below!

Session Information

When

Sessions beginning Tuesday, October 26th through Friday, October 29th

Where

Zoom

Cost

$95 Per Registrant Per Session


Patterns of Wonder: Inviting Emergent Writers to Play with the Conventions of Language, PreK-1

Led by author Whitney La Rocca, this session is designed for those who teach or support emergent writers in PreK, kindergarten, or 1st grade, this workshop will provide a developmentally appropriate  process for engaging students in the exploration of what writers do when they make marks on a page. Let’s move the conventions of language from being viewed as right and wrong to seeing them as providing meaning and effect in both oral and written language. Let’s engage in brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and conventions for meaning making that grows even our youngest writers and readers.

When

Tuesday, October 26th 2021 from 8:30am to 11:30am

Cost

$95 per registrant - individual registration required for each session.

Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers to Play with the Conventions of Language, Grades 1 & 2

  • Led by author Whitney La Rocca, this workshop is designed for those who teach or support 1st and 2nd grade. Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Join us as we explore ways to support competition and comprehension with our young writers by harnessing the language conventions. Let’s move the conventions of language from being viewed as right and wrong to seeing them as providing meaning and effect. Let’s enjoy the curiosity and wonder young children have around what writers do. Let’s engage in brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows our writers and readers.

When

Tuesday, October 26th 2021 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Cost

$95 per registrant - individual registration required for each session.

Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 3-5

Led by author Jeff Anderson, This workshop is designed for those who teach or support grades 3-5. Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Join us to explore ways to harness the language conventions to purposefully activate meaning in both comprehension and composition. Let’s move the conventions of language from being viewed as right and wrong to seeing them as providing meaning and effect. Let’s move from test practice to best practice that prepares students for any writing challenge, multiple choice or otherwise. Let’s move toward brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows writers and readers.

When

Wednesday, October 27th 2021 from 8:30am to 11:30am

Cost

$95 per registrant - individual registration required for each session.

Patterns of Power en Español: Inviting Bilingual Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5

Led by author Caroline Sweet, This workshop is designed for bilingual teachers looking to enhance their Spanish language instruction. We’ll explore how to leverage culturally relevant bilingual children’s literature to teach the conventions of the Spanish language. We’ll discuss how we build our community of young bilingual writers as we invite them to discover how authors use conventions to tell a story. We will use the Patterns of Power process to allow young writers to connect reading and writing and explore Spanish grammar.

When

Wednesday, October 27th 2021 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Cost

$95 per registrant - individual registration required for each session.

Patterns of Power: Inviting Adolescent Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 6-8

Led by author Jeff Anderson, this workshop is designed for those who teach or support grades 6-8. Meaning is made when reading and writing crash together in the conventions of language. Join us to explore ways to harness the language conventions to purposefully activate meaning in both comprehension and composition. Let’s move the conventions of language from being viewed as right and wrong to seeing them as providing meaning and effect. Let’s move from test practice to best practice that prepares students for any writing challenge, multiple choice or otherwise. Let’s move toward brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows adolescent writers and readers.

When

Thursday, October 28th 2021 from 8:30am to 11:30am

Cost

$95 per registrant - individual registration required for each session.

NEW from the Patterns of Power Team: STAAR Revising and Editing, Grades 3-8

Hey teachers! Are you NEW to the STAAR revising and editing assessment? Then this virtual workshop is designed specifically for you. Still centered in conversation and engagement, we will hit the high points, dispel rumors, and give you the tools you need for authentically preparing for STAAR revising and editing success. Led by Jeff, Travis, and Whitney.

When

Friday, October 29th 2021 at 8:30am to 11:30am

Cost

$95 per registrant - individual registration required for each session.