Monday, March 7, 2016 3 -4 p.m. ET
Teaching Reading Like a Champion: A Look at Doug Lemov's New Book
Doug Lemov gained international fame with the release of his first book, Teach Like a Champion. In a new book, he and two of his Uncommon Schools colleagues dive into the instructional tactics behind effective reading instruction. Using the Common Core State Standards as a framework, the book tackles text selection, close reading, nonfiction, vocabulary, and a range of other literacy topics. While most of the tips are geared toward middle and high school English teachers and reading specialists, the authors say there's something in there for anyone teaching reading.
In this webinar, the authors of Reading Reconsidered will discuss some of the key insights from their five years of research on what the best reading teachers are doing.
Underwriting for this webinar has been provided by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guests:Colleen Driggs, director of professional development, Teach Like a Champion team, Uncommon Schools
Doug Lemov, managing director, Uncommon Schools, and head of the Teach Like a Champion team, a professional development arm for the 44-school charter network
Erica Woolway, chief academic officer, Teach Like a Champion team, Uncommon Schools
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 2 - 3 p.m. ET
21st century learning embraces the use of digital tools to enhance instruction. In this webinar, we'll explore research-based practices utilizing digital tools to formatively assess and support critical thinking. We'll also address how this integration can help monitor, improve, and maximize instructional opportunities. Based on formative assessment data, teachers can ensure students make progress towards the mastery of all standards. Webinar participants will be challenged to develop an implementation plan to immediately integrate the tools into instruction to support critical thinking and timely formative assessment. Join us to share your ideas about technology integration that spur innovative thinking.
Guest:Rebecca Stobaugh, associate professor, Western Kentucky University
This webinar will be moderated by Kim Brody, director of professional development, Mentoring Minds