When we build from students’ strengths as the foundation for new learning, students are more confident and willing to take learning risks. We’ll share processes for getting to know students’ strengths and affinities, and incorporate them into unit and lesson plans. Ideas will be based on research from positive psychology as well a social and emotional learning.
Audience: All Grades K-12 Teachers, Co-Teachers, Specialists, Coaches and Administrators
Presenter(s): Dr. Gravity Goldberg, Literacy Alliance Co-Founder and Lead Consultant; Lilly Howard, Literacy Specialist/Consultant
Delivery Format: Virtual
Date/Times: September 1, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EDT)
Since its inception in 2014, the Literacy Alliance has served as a transformational force to foster optimal learning environments through exemplary ELA literacy curriculum, instruction and leadership that promotes equity, cultural responsiveness and social-emotional wellness in classrooms across the globe. The mission of the Literacy Alliance is simple – to provide timely, research-based and exemplary professional development, so as to ensure that EVERY classroom teacher is confident, comfortable and capable of providing effective literacy instruction for EVERY student they serve.
Dr. Gravity Goldberg is a leading literacy expert, an educational consultant, author, founder of Gravity Goldberg, LLC, and Co-Founder of the Literacy Alliance, along with her Co-Founder, Dr. Brian P. Chinni, CEO/Founder of The Madison Institute (d.b.a., TMI education) and President of ChangeMaker, LLC.
Dr. Goldberg’s most recent books, What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction & Nonfiction (Corwin) and Mindsets & Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge (Corwin) have been met with great enthusiasm. They have allowed many teachers to make shifts in their practice creating positive impacts for their students. Gravity is co-author of the book, Conferring With Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence (Heinemann). These books show Gravity’s commitment to creating learning environments that are responsive and supportive of students, teachers and leaders alike.
For more information about the 2021-2022 Literacy Alliance membership and related offerings, visit the Literacy Alliance website.
The following workshop is offered in partnership through the Literacy Alliance, and included in the 2021-2022 ChangeMaker PLC membership.
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