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Category Archives: Professional Development
I am pleased to share another FREE video training module! This SELF-PACED 32-minute video training module addresses the following topics: How we teach writing at Great Oaks Legacy Charter Schools What to STOP doing Seven principles for effective grammar/writing instruction … Continue reading
I am super-excited to report that I’ve been designing video training modules to support literacy instruction!!! These brief but informative modules cover key topics that I’ve been presenting on and writing about for the past decade, and they are now … Continue reading
Friends— I apologize for the shameless self-promotion, but I’m pleased to share Susan Chenelle’s recent review of my book, which originally appeared on the NJ Council of Teachers of English Blog. Susan is the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction at … Continue reading
Hi, all— I’m pleased to report that I’ll be presenting twice in October at events that are open to the public: Oct. 11: “Using Grammar to Improve Writing” at NJ Charter Public Schools Association Annual Conference in Newark, NJ (Click … Continue reading
Every once in a while, I come across a Website that has so many resources on it that I am flabbergasted and not even sure how to describe it. PBS Learning Media is such a Website. No matter what grade … Continue reading
As we approach summer—or what I like to call “curriculum writing season”—we have an opportunity to reflect and improve upon the work we’ve done this year. Writing or revising curriculum enables us to strengthen instruction. To that end, I’d like … Continue reading
Friends, I’ve submitted a proposal to the 2018 National Charter Schools Conference, and I need your vote to help me secure a slot to present! IT ONLY TAKES 30 SECONDS AND WILL MEAN A LOT TO ME. To vote, visit … Continue reading
I’ll be presenting at NJPSA/FEA in Monroe Twp., NJ, all day on January 25! Here’s the blurb: Designing ELA PARCC Prep Materials That Fit in Your Curriculum Date: Jan 25, 2018 Time: 9am – 3pm Location: FEA Conference Center Presenter: … Continue reading
As many readers know, in addition to this blog and my two books (The Literacy Cookbook and Literacy and the Common Core), you can find more support for effective literacy instruction on The Literacy Cookbook Website, which features hundreds and … Continue reading
If you are looking for professional development support on Essential Literacy Work, I encourage you to attend my full-day training session at NJPSA/FEA on Oct. 2 from 9am-3pm! Here’s the link for more information: http://njpsa.org/documents/pdf/PDCalFall2017-web.pdf Here’s the blurb: PARCC ELA … Continue reading