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An SEL Toolkit for Educators: Strategies to Cultivate the Social, Emotional, and Well-Being of All Learners Cindy Kruse Thursday, October 8, 2020 Virtual-ZOOM 4:30-5:30 p.m. Act 48 Hours: 1 Click here to attend this event. Now, more than ever before, educators are seeing the need to develop the social and emotional skills of all learners. Research has shown that students are in the best position to learn when they feel a sense of safety and belonging in a positive learning environment. Due to current pandemic, both students and educators are feeling increased anxiety and stress. How can we best meet the needs of our students when learning is virtual, or they are required to social distance in the classroom? This session will empower educators by providing a toolkit that includes best practices, strategies and resources as they proactively plan to support all learners in the coming year whether in-person or virtual.
Text Dependent Analysis: Strategic Ways to Approach TDAs Beth Madarang and Lauren Winter Thursday, January 21, 2021 Virtual-ZOOM 4:30-6:00 p.m. Act 48 Hours: 1.5 Click here to attend this event. Learn tried and true tips on instructing students how to approach TDAs. Lauren and Beth will share strategies for dissecting the prompt, finding intent with inferencing, addressing why in the analysis, and sprinkling you (the student) throughout. They offer high interest related lessons to grow the skills students need to succeed with TDAs including becoming an expert on text with help from Beers and Probst’s Notice and Note.
Author Panel: The Power of Story Matthew Landis, Jennifer Hansen Rolli, Dianne K. Salerni, Pamela M. Tuck Saturday, March 13, 2021 Virtual-ZOOM or CCIU (if permissible) 9:00-11:00 a.m. Act 48 Hours: 2 Middle school teacher and middle grade/YA author, Matthew Landis; picture book author/illustrator, Jennifer Hansen Rolli; middle grade and YA author, Dianne K. Salerni; and picture book author, Pamela M. Tuck will answer questions about their processes as authors and engage in conversations with the audience about the power of story to motivate and inspire readers and writers of all ages.
A Celebration of Books Saturday, April 24, 2021 Virtual-ZOOM or CCIU (if permissible) 9:00-11:00 a.m. Act 48 Hours: 2 New Titles from the Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Awards Rose Cappelli and Glendia Kennedy, co-chairs of the Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Awards, will present the titles on the 2021-2022 Preschool, Primary, and Intermediate lists. Learn how participation in the Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award program can help make a difference in the reading lives of your students. An Author’s View Author Frank Murphy will read from his two most recent picture books, A Girl Like You and A Boy Like You. He will also talk about A Teacher Like You, co-authored with his wife, Carla Murphy. Frank will give a behind the scenes peek into the process that went into why he wrote these books and the marriage between illustration and text.