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Jennifer Serravallo: Strategies and Structures for Teaching Reading & Writing (Grades K-8)

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Last Date to Register: 4/16/2018 11:59 PM
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Di Bushkie
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Schedule:
Location Facility Date Time Notes
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Conference Room 4/18/2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM Check in opens at 8:00 AM
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Conference Room 4/19/2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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STRATEGIES AND STRUCTURES FOR TEACHING READING
This workshop draws from Jen’s bestselling resource, The Reading Strategies Book, as well as her other popular titles about formative assessment, conferring and small group instruction. The workshop will begin with exploring the hierarchy of reading goals and quick and practical ways to use a variety of formative assessments to discover which goal is right for each reader in the classroom. With an understanding of goals, participants will then learn how to craft strategies and effective feedback prompts to support students as they practice strategies to accomplish their goals.


In the final portion of the day, participants will learn about different methods for teaching strategies including research-decide-teach, coaching, and compliment conferences, as well as the differences between guided reading and strategy lessons. Through hands-on activities and video examples of Jen teaching in real classrooms, participants will leave equipped to bring strategies to life in their own classrooms right away.


STRATEGIES AND STRUCTURES FOR TEACHING WRITING
Drawing from Jen’s bestselling resource, The Writing Strategies Book, this workshop will help participants to understand a variety of writing genres and modes, writing process, behaviors, skills, and qualities of good writing. Then, participants will learn how to go beyond writing checklists and tips that tell writers what to do, and instead how to craft explicit, clear strategies that children learn how to do it. We will also explore effective feedback and prompts to coach writers as they practice strategies for their goals.

In the final portion of the day, participants will learn about different methods of teaching (types of individual conferences and small groups) to flexibly respond to students and their needs. Through hands-on activities and video examples of Jen teaching in real classrooms, participants will leave equipped to bring strategies to life in their own rooms right away.

 

COURSE GOALS:

  • Understand how to use formative assessment information to find appropriate goals for each reader and each writer.
  • Craft explicit, clear strategies.
  • Coach and prompt readers and writers, and provide feedback as students practice strategies.
  • Understand the structures and purposes of a variety of teaching methods used for differentiated instruction (conferences, small groups).


COST:

  • $200 per day --OR-- $350 to attend both days.


LOCATION:

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N. Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West
2303 N. Mayfair Road Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 257-3400

  • “CESA #6” block rate = $90 per evening for Tues., Apr. 17th and Wed., Apr. 18th (plus tax).
  • Group rate ends on March 17, 2018.

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JENNIFER SERRAVALLO

Jennifer Serravallo began her career in education as a teacher in Title I schools in New York City and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) at Columbia University. Through TCRWP and now as an independent consultant, she has spent over a decade helping teachers across the country to create literacy classrooms where students are joyfully engaged and the instruction is meaningfully individualized to students' goals. Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes on urban education reform and children’s literature. Jen is the author of New York Times bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as other popular Heinemann titles, including Teaching Reading in Small Groups; Conferring with Readers; and The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K–2 and Grades 3–6. Her newest book is The Writing Strategies Book. She is also the author of the Digital Campus self-guided course, Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Matching Methods to Purposes with dozens of videos of Jen teaching in real classrooms.

Disclaimer:

CESA 6 makes every effort to accommodate basic dietary needs such as vegetarian, gluten free and basic food allergies. Because of the number of meals served and the number of items used each day, along with food product changes from our food vendors, we cannot guarantee that every allergen in the food served will be identified and labeled. Guests concerned with food allergies must be aware of this risk. CESA 6 does not assume liability for adverse reactions to food consumed or items one may come into contact with while eating at a CESA 6 event. To better serve our guests with dietary restrictions or allergies, please go into your myQuickReg account and update the special accommodations section. Notice of a special dietary need must be made in advance of the event.

Cancellation Policy:

Any registration cancellation must be received 48 business hours before the scheduled date for a refund to be issued. Because attendance at most sessions is limited, persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. CESA 6 reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.