CANCELED: Frank Serafini: Teaching Reading & Writing in the Digital Age for MS/HS Classrooms

Questions? Contact Amy Ruppert, program assistant @ 920.236.0562

Registration Closed.
Agency: CESA 6
Agency Contact: Kathy Schmitt
Agency Assistant: Amy Ruppert 920-236-0562
Location: CESA 06 - Conference Center
2300 State Rd. 44
Oshkosh, WI 54904
Facility: Conference Center-Connections
11/9/2017 08:15 AM - 02:45 PM Check in opens at 7:30 A.M.

In this workshop, Frank Serafini will lead us on an exploration of digital text features being used in contemporary classrooms, and the resources available for reading, sharing, discussing and analyzing print-based, digital and multimodal texts. Attendees will be directly involved in exploring various digital and on-line resources during this workshop. Wikis, Blogs, Bookmarking Tools, and Aggregators will be just some of the digital resources we will explore.

The Outcomes

Participants will be able to strategically bring more digital text into their teaching without sacrificing sound instructional principles or practices. To that end, participants will leave this workshop with a wide range of new tools and approaches to bring to their classrooms. 

Who Should Attend?

Teachers (classroom, special education, support specialists) of grades 6–12, reading specialists, literacy and instructional leaders, and principals.

Participants, please bring:

A tablet or laptop for hands–on work throughout the session.


Dr. Frank Serafini is an author, illustrator, photographer, musician and currently a Professor of Literacy Education and Children's Literature at Arizona State University. He was an elementary school teacher and literacy specialist for 12 years. Frank is the recipient of the Arbuthnot Award from the International Reading Association as the 2014 Distinguished Professor of Children’s Literature. He has published seven books with Heinemann, most recently: Reading Workshop 2.0: Supporting Readers in the Digital Age (2015), and also Classroom Reading Assessments: More Efficient Ways to View and Evaluate Your Readers (2010); More (Advanced) Lessons in Comprehension (2008)Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days (2006); Lessons in Comprehension: Explicit Instruction in the Reading Workshop (2004); Reading Aloud and Beyond: Fostering the Intellectual Life with Older Readers (2003); and The Reading Workshop: Creating Space for Readers (2001). Additionally, Frank published Reading the Visual: An Introduction to Teaching Multimodal Literacy (2013) and Remixing Multiliteracies (2017, co-authored with Elisabeth Gee) with Teachers College Press.


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.