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Upcoming Stenhouse Author Events

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Check out these exciting professional learning opportunities from four of our Stenhouse authors. Learn how to bring the ideas from their books to life by attending these workshops in your area and bring their passion and energy back to your classroom.



Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom, presented by Matthew R. Kay

Learn how to make your classroom one of the best venues for your students to discuss race with this workshop developed by Matthew R. Kay based on the principles behind his book, Not Light, But Fire. This one-day professional development event is designed to give teachers and administrators a method and strategies for initiating and facilitating meaningful, productive, and respectful dialogues about race.

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Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, presented by Whitney La Rocca

Explore ways to harness language conventions to purposefully activate meaning in both comprehension and composition with this one-day workshop based on the best-selling book, Patterns of Power by Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca. Discover brain-based, practical ways to use the reading-writing connection to teach grammar and editing in a way that grows young writers and readers. Whitney will share revolutionary ideas, strategies, and tools for authentic grammar instruction that bolsters writing and reading instruction in a way that will make you think and laugh.

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Who’s Doing the Work: Responsive Teaching Strategies for Building Independent Readers, presented by Kim Yaris

Learn how to give students the practice they need to apply new learning independently in this one-day workshop based on the ideas from the book Who’s Doing the Work by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. Learn how to look at your instruction to find places where you are doing the work for students, unintentionally creating dependency, and interfering with student growth. Simple adjustments to instruction can lead to powerful shifts in student engagement and learning. This is not a sit-and-get workshop, but a fully interactive day of learning and sharing with teachers like you. And, at the end of the day, you’ll have simple strategies that you can immediately use in your classroom to transform the way you teach.

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Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Standards-Based Assessment and Grading, presented by Rick Wormeli

Learn the “how’s” and “why’s” of assessing and grading diverse learners in all subjects in a standards-based world with this two-day workshop based on the best-selling book Fair Isn’t Always Equal by Rick Wormeli. Discover how you can manage evidence-based assessment and grading, using innovative strategies designed to meet your state’s standards as well as your students’ unique needs.

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