Recentering Students: Using Formative Assessments to Confer, Teach Small Groups and Make Instructional Decisions – November 22, 2021; 12pm-3pm (EST)

Assessment and data have become hot topics in education these days, but numbers can be dehumanizing. In this workshop, we’ll study how to bring humanizing assessments into our practice that help us see, appreciate, and honor the students in front of us and use the knowledge that comes with it to prepare for personalized learning...

Mentor Texts That MultiTask: A Less-is-More Approach to Integrated Literacy Instruction – March 10, 2022; 4pm-7pm (EST)

Less is more! We don’t need a different mentor text for each different strategy we teach. By curating and using a small set of texts, we can feel prepared for almost infinite teaching opportunities. This session will provide explicit examples for how to use a “short stack” of layered, multimodal texts time and time again...