Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Less is More: How One Text Invites TONS of Teaching & Learning (K-8)

March 11, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Teachers often wonder about and search for the latest and greatest texts. We ponder which texts to share with students and use in instruction. However, finding, planning, and using a separate text for each subject or lesson can be exhausting- and unintentionally result in instruction that feels disconnected. Instead, let’s reimagine a “less is more” approach to teaching across the day. In this session, we will discuss how to uncover all the teaching opportunities that exist in one book.

Participants will leave feeling prepared to use one text (and sometimes just one page of that text) for almost infinite purposes! Come discover how one text invites teaching and learning in reading, writing, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING: a device, 2-3 read alouds, and access to a current or upcoming unit.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING: A device, 2-3 read alouds, and access to a current or upcoming unit.

Audience: All Grade K-8 Teachers, Coaches and Administrators
Instructor: Mrs. Pamela Koutrakos, TMI/Gravity Goldberg, LLC Education Lead ELA/Literacy Specialist
Location: Ramapo College of NJ; Trustees Pavilion – Room 1

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at info@tmieducation or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.


March 11, 2021
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm