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Using the Units of Study for Teaching Narrative, Informational, Opinion & Argument Writing (K-5)a Summer Online Overview to Writing Workshop @ Online-EDU 2.0
Jul 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Using the Units of Study for Teaching Narrative, Informational, Opinion & Argument Writing (K-5)a Summer Online Overview to Writing Workshop @ Online-EDU 2.0 | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Beth Moore

Dates: July 1 – September 30, 2019  Location: Online at EDU 2.0

Target Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers, teachers who are newer to writing/reading workshop and will be using Writing Workshop and who have access to one complete grade level boxed set from the series Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing: A Common Core Workshop Curriculum by Lucy Calkins et al (2013, Heinemann)

This course is designed to help teachers in grades K-5 establish writing workshop. This course will include the study of methods of teaching writing including writing workshop, minilessons, conferring, small group work, shared writing and interactive writing.

This course will use a combination of video clips, readings, samples of student work, creating practical lesson plans, and other engaging online resources to provide a very practical overview for teachers, especially those new to teaching writing workshop, or new to their grade level. Participants will also practice their own writing, drafting three main types of writing highlighted in the Common Core Standards: narrative, informational, and opinion/argument.

The course is designed to be self-paced, allowing participants to work on sessions as schedules allow across the summer. Informal, formative assessments are embedded into each session. A companion summer online course, Reading Workshop with Beth Moore is running concurrently and should be registered for separately.

Note: Books not included, but access needed to take course.

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Writers Workshop Syllabus
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Beth Moore coauthored two of the books within the series Units of Study for Teaching Reading, and the Units of Study for Teaching Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing with Lucy Calkins and Colleagues. She worked for over a decade as a national literacy consultant for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) based at Columbia University. This work has taken her into K-8 classrooms all over the country to support teachers and administrators with reading workshop, writing workshop, and all aspects of effective literacy instruction.
Using the Units of Study for Teaching Reading (K-5)a Summer Online Overview to Reading Workshop @ Online-EDU 2.0
Jul 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Using the Units of Study for Teaching Reading (K-5)a Summer Online Overview to Reading Workshop @ Online-EDU 2.0 | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Instructor: Beth Moore

Dates: July 1 – September 30, 2019  Location: Online at EDU 2.0

Target Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers,teachers who are newer to writing/reading workshop and will be using Reading Workshop and who have access to one complete grade level boxed set from the series Units of Study for Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins et al (2015, Heinemann), including the accompanying trade book pack.

This course will be devoted to studying, planning for, and practicing various methods of reading instruction. Methods covered in this course will include:
· interactive read-aloud,
· explicit strategy instruction,
· independent reading,
· guided reading,
· shared reading, and
· phonics/word study.

These will be learned through a combination of related readings, video clips, analyzing samples of student work, and a range of other engaging online resources.

The course is designed to be self-paced, allowing participants to work on sessions as schedules allow across the summer. Informal, formative assessments are embedded into each session. A companion summer online course, Writing Workshop with Beth Moore is running concurrently and should be registered for separately.

Note: Books not included, but access needed to take course.

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Reading Workshop Syllabus
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Beth Moore coauthored two of the books within the series Units of Study for Teaching Reading, and the Units of Study for Teaching Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing with Lucy Calkins and Colleagues. She worked for over a decade as a national literacy consultant for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) based at Columbia University. This work has taken her into K-8 classrooms all over the country to support teachers and administrators with reading workshop, writing workshop, and all aspects of effective literacy instruction.
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Reading Aloud to Discover Author’s Craft @ CVEDC Offices
Aug 12 – Aug 16 all-day

Instructor: Hilary Kissel, M.Ed. and M.A.

Dates: August 12 – 16, 2019 Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Reading Aloud and Beyond: Fostering the Intellectual Life with Older Readers by Cyndi Giorgis and Frank Serafini and         

Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature: Making the Most of Read-Alouds Across the Day by Lester Laminack and Reba M. Wadsworth

Target Audience: Grades 3-5 educators

Reading aloud to students often stops in the primary grades; but reading aloud is a powerful instructional tool for students in the upper elementary grades as well.  Through the lens of the read-aloud, participants will learn about the specific elements of author’s craft, ways to help students think and talk about them, how these elements build from grade 3 to grade 5, and various resources, both print and digital, for finding text to investigate author’s craft.   Both fiction and nonfiction will be discussed, and although the focus will be on the skills listed below, others may be included. Planning time for implementation of ideas in the classroom will be included in class time. Time will also be spent exploring the use of the read-aloud in grades 3-5, the importance of reading aloud to students in the intermediate grades, and how the read-aloud fits into the structure of the reading workshop and the school day.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Participants will become familiar with the reasons for, and research that supports, reading aloud to students.
2. Participants will become familiar with various types of read-alouds, including interactive read-alouds.
3. Participants will learn how to use picture books and novels to study author’s craft with students.
4. Participants will understand, and learn to facilitate, discussion and response to text about the following elements of author’s craft: form and organization, perspective, use of techniques to build suspense, and figurative language.
5. Participants will keep a reader’s notebook in which they will practice ways of responding to text.
6. Participants will build a 4 week plan for using read-alouds to explore author’s craft in their own classrooms which will include: specific read aloud lessons that facilitate discussion and response to text and help students build an understanding of author’s craft, a bibliography of read-aloud texts, a daily plan for using read-alouds, and a long-term plan for using read-alouds.

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Syllabus-Reading Aloud To Discover Author's Craft
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Hilary Kissel is a reading specialist, educator, and enthusiastic connoisseur of children’s literature who enjoys helping teachers to see the essential role that well-written children’s books play in reading and writing development read more
Aug
13
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Using a Literacy Workshop Model as an Inclusionary Approach (Grades K-6) @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Using a Literacy Workshop Model as an Inclusionary Approach (Grades K-6) @ Hampton Inn & Conference Center | Colchester | Vermont | United States

Facilitated by Juliet King


Date: August 13, 2019   8:30 registration  9:00-3:30 light breakfast and lunch included

Text: Participants choose either: The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook K-2 -or-The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook 3-6

Target Audience: K-6 Teachers and Special Educators, Leaders

The workshop model of instruction provides a comprehensive structure that best supports learning according to the findings of cognitive science.  The workshop model is an inclusionary approach, using a framework in which teachers can share focus lessons as well as provide guided, targeted instruction for small groups of students while other students build skills through purposeful, independent practice. 

During this workshop, participants will dig into this differentiated learning time to consider how teachers can use data to plan and implement a balance of small group and independent work that will best meet the varied instructional needs of all of their students.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own student data to use for planning purposes.

Participants will:
· review data to determine appropriate learning targets
· identify/create learning progressions 
· investigate opportunities for small group instruction
· explore the process for individual conferences
· design a plan for differentiated instruction during workshop

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About our Presenter: Juliet King has been a literacy specialist in Vermont for the past 20 years.  She currently works at Bellows Free Academy Fairfax Elementary School as the instructional coach.  In her position, Juliet supports teachers in all areas of the curriculum in administering assessments, interpreting data, analyzing student work, and planning instruction to meet the needs of all learners.