2021 Super Saturday Literacy Schedule 

Welcome

Dr. Delilah Gonzales

Coffee and Conversation 

Dr. Ingrid

www.thenationalliteracyinstitute.com

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdOuqqTkqHdR2NMc6L0syaZpZTLitWdfG

Raise Achievement in Reading and Writing During  the COVID Era: Innovative Ways In the New Normal

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10:00am – 11:50am

Help Desk: 832-600-7244  Mr. Kevin
*Presentation is a one (1) hour and 50 minute session.

 “From the Hand To The Mind”- Learning By Doing A Child’s Way Language and Math Lessons (Repeat Session at 1:00Pm)

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sfu-oqzssHN00lI5isPYgYOD4Xe0YJEw7

Presenter: Dr. Michelle  Burke   click to read more about me!

https://learningbydoingachildsway.com/

DescriptionInterested in enhancing your intentional and meaningful hands-on lessons for all your students? Join me in this session as I share some insights into The Learning By Doing A Child’s Way (LBDACW) literacy and mathematics program lessons. All lessons from LBDACW are adaptive and integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is a fusion of Montessori with English Learner strategies. Each of the lessons is age-appropriate as they are introduced in a simple to complex process and build on each other. This session will also provide insight as to how to plan a scaffold hands-on lesson using the “Synthetic Movement” and Preview-View-Review emergent bilingual concept. 

Integrating Literature-Based Learning Experiences To Support Students’ Phonological Awareness Development(K-1) 

Repeat 

https://tamuc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYsd-qprT8jEtcEElL1-6qc8oaQ4k4hxqcI 

           

Presenter: Dr. Melanie Loewenstein click to read more about me!

Description: During this training, participants will become more familiar with the components of phonological awareness.  They will explore and discuss engaging books and interactive activities that can be used in the classroom to support phonological awareness development. Additionally, participants will gain a greater understanding of phonological awareness and how it impacts early reading and writing.  

 

Dr. Melanie Loewenstein

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood/Reading

Curriculum and Instruction Department

Texas A&M University-Commerce

Melanie.Loewenstein@tamuc.edu

Tick Tock Tic Time to Engage Students in Creative Literacy Work Stations Face to Face or Virtual

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85667873828

 

Presenter: Dr. Delilah Gonzales click to read more about me!

Description: This workshop provides foundational strategies for leading an effective reading block that utilizes literacy stations to foster independence learning.

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Shake, Rattle and Roll:  Phonics Instruction for Beginner Readers

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2905144313?pwd=dm0ydjkwajNTc2dHMm1IczVieWY3QT09

 

Presenter: Brooke Webster click to read more about me!

Description: This presentation will provide skills used to help beginning readers understand how letters are linked to sounds (phonemes) to form letter-sound correspondences and spelling patterns. The activities were chosen specifically geared towards the urban learning setting, where retaining stamina and engagement are a continuous struggle.

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Reaching and Teaching All Students: Facilitating Restorative Circles for Community Building and Academic Success in the School Environment

https://sfasu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrceGprT0oHtaRR5wchcO4aufW5Fz2nIHT 

 

Presenter: Dr. Summer Pannell click to read more about me!

Description: Why is it that the term discipline carries an automatic negative association in schools? If making it to the gym each day or reaching weekly/monthly goals makes discipline a positive term, shouldn't schools strive to instill this self-discipline in students and staff? This session will explore how to utilize restorative practices to build a classroom community, instill accountability, and support the academic success of all students. Participants in this session will explore the process of setting classroom guidelines and values, using restorative chat, and facilitating restorative circles to enhance classroom management and academic success. Participants will walk away with tangible strategies for community-building circles and academic circles as well as resources to get them started right away.

Using Children’s Literature to Promote Translanguaging with Emergent Bilinguals

On-Demand

 

Presenter: Sandra L Osorio

Description: Emergent bilinguals enter the classroom with a wealth of cultural and linguistic resources. One of the most common and important practices in an early childhood classroom is reading aloud. Through sharing a book as a read aloud, the teacher serves as a role model of fluent, expressive reading, and demonstrates the ways in which an effective reader becomes engaged in a text. Whether in a monolingual classroom setting or a multilingual setting, when working with emergent bilinguals it is important all of a students’ linguistic resources are welcomed into the classroom. One way to do so is through the use of translanguaging pedagogy.

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The Little Old Women Who Lived In a Shoe, Knew So Many Words and Didn’t Know What to Do- Building Academic Vocabulary

https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1496632479?pwd=dUZnMktPekxkUUhWamF1azM2MWFndz09

    Password: 688803

 

Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Haynes click to read more about me!

Description: One of the major shifts reflected in today’s standards has been the integration of more complex vocabulary. These more challenging words used within directions, questions, and prompts require that classroom instruction focus on more than just the content and concepts of each subject. Teachers must also decode the sophisticated discourse that appears in the after-reading tasks.​

This workshop will expand participants’ understanding of vocabulary development and the instructional techniques that are effective in helping students expand their meaning vocabularies. Participants will learn how to assess students’ vocabulary knowledge and select words from a text that are most useful for instruction, including those with high frequency Greek and Latin word parts. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to explore online resources for vocabulary development and assess their own current vocabulary teaching strategies. Packed with practical tips and resources, this session will appeal to educators who are interested in learning new ways to extend their students’ knowledge of words.

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Active Learning Strategies and Dynamic Assessment in Early Literacy: Research and Best Practices

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81350410712?pwd=eFNWUUtQcVc3NmJkZ01ZWkxWYzN6Zz09

 

Presenters: Francisco Usero Gonzalez   click to read more about me!

 Shehla Merchant - UH PhD students in Curriculum and Instruction

 

Description: The educational system's concern for the deficit levels of reading comprehension levels among students is alarming in today's schools. The proposed intervention is based on the “playful-creative” active learning methodology that combines all its efforts in offering a didactic tool to improve and evaluate reading comprehension at early levels, focused on phonological awareness. During this presentation, teachers and participants will learn active strategies and approaches to early literacy skill development through adult mediation with manipulatives and hands-on activities.

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More Sessions Coming 

Lunch

12:00pm - 1:00 pm Lunch- Online Entertainment

Name that TV Theme Song 

Wear your crazy hat to lunch!!

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1:00pm – 2:50pm

 “From the Hand To The Mind”- Learning By Doing A Child’s Way Language and Math Lessons (Repeat Session at 1:00Pm) 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdO2trT0pHtACCQ30bnjU48zdLqMDNQxP 

Presenter: Dr. Michelle  Burke   click to read more about me!

https://learningbydoingachildsway.com/

DescriptionInterested in enhancing your intentional and meaningful hands-on lessons for all your students? Join me in this session as I share some insights into The Learning By Doing A Child’s Way (LBDACW) literacy and mathematics program lessons. All lessons from LBDACW are adaptive and integrate listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It is a fusion of Montessori with English Learner strategies. Each of the lessons is age-appropriate as they are introduced in a simple to complex process and build on each other. This session will also provide insight as to how to plan a scaffold hands-on lesson using the “Synthetic Movement” and Preview-View-Review emergent bilingual concept. 

Deleting and Substituting the Boredom out of Phonological Awareness

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2905144313?pwd=dm0ydjkwajNTc2dHMm1IczVieWY3QT09

 

Presenter: Brooke Webster click to read more about me!

Description: Phonological Awareness is heavily associated with Phonics, thus strongly linked to early reading and spelling success. In this extension session of Phonics, Phonological Awareness skills is the focus. Skill will be presented, particularly patterns such as rhyme and alliteration in a fun and engaging manner. 

Reading Comprehension for ALL for Learners: Helping Students Grasp the Full Picture

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82360952930?pwd=WlF1T0pTZ3phSElxcDJaUVVnYkdyQT09

 

Presenter: Dr. Ingrid Haynes cick to read more about me!

Description: This session will summarize research on improving reading comprehension. We’ll start by reviewing what psychologists know about the processes behind reading comprehension, and then consider the evidence for teaching students reading comprehension strategies and how they might work, given what we know about comprehension. This session will offer participants effective methods to improving reading comprehension.

Guided Reading Instruction

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85670746579?pwd=SzZ1LzdrT21SM01JZUx3dEgxZkFHUT09

 

Presenter: Dr. Delilah Gonzales click to read more about me!

Description:

Understanding reading-level expectations for students and how to push students toward higher reading levels is a critical component of reading instruction. Guided reading allows teachers to support students in reading by expanding their ability within and beyond the texts. Participants in this course will learn about foundational reading skills and how they build upon one another, as well as understanding their relationship to a student’s reading level. The training will cover the background and main components of guided reading, as well as how to plan for a guided reading group. Participants will be provided with a variety of strategy ideas and resources they can implement immediately with their small groups.

  • Understand the difference between reading levels and Lexile levels, and how you can use these levels to group students

  • Strategies to use guided reading groups for emergent and early readers (pre-kindergarten through first grade)

  • Strategies to use in guided reading groups for transitional and fluent readers (second grade and up)

  • How to analyze assessment data and use the information collected to guide your instruction

  • How to utilize a variety of tools, graphic organizers, and lesson plan templates to design an effective guided reading lesson

Reaching and Teaching All Students: Facilitating Restorative Circles for Community Building and Academic Success in the School Environment

https://sfasu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoduuhrzsqEt3vwL3aJNH6hJ1Dz6pN5F_G 

 

Presenter: Dr. Summer Pannell click to read more about me!

Description: Why is it that the term discipline carries an automatic negative association in schools? If making it to the gym each day or reaching weekly/monthly goals makes discipline a positive term, shouldn't schools strive to instill this self-discipline in students and staff? This session will explore how to utilize restorative practices to build a classroom community, instill accountability, and support the academic success of all students. Participants in this session will explore the process of setting classroom guidelines and values, using restorative chat, and facilitating restorative circles to enhance classroom management and academic success. Participants will walk away with tangible strategies for community-building circles and academic circles as well as resources to get them started right away.

Intersectionality of Race and Ability: Academic and Behavioral Strategies that Restore Agency

On-Demand

 

Presenters: Daniele Archy-Cobie, ME.D. click to read more about me!

Description: This solutions-based workshop provides practical and scientifically researched methods for restorative practices with African American Students with Special Needs.

Restorative practices are founded on the beliefs that challenges can be resolved through the natural processes of relationship building and conflict resolution (Reimer, 2011). Restorative practices are effective in decreasing offensive behaviors and improving achievement with traditionally underserved and marginalized populations (Ryan & Ruddy, 2015).

Participants will be able to discuss the Intersectionality of Race and Ability, as well as, have practical and sustainable strategies that are effective in both short-term and long-term situations.

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Integrating SEL into the classroom

On-Demand

 

Presenter: Dr. Roberta Scott click to read more about me!

Description: Participants will explore opportunities to help students identify their self-concept, introduce positive actions for body and mind, teach students to manage their feelings and their resources and, help student practice self-improvement strategies.

Developing Writers in the Classroom: Daily Writing Time and Multipurpose Writing

On -Demand 

 

Presenter:  Dr. Hope Luster click to read more about me!

Description: Writing is a critical component of daily life. It is a way of communicating ideas and emotions that begins developing at a young age and continues into adulthood. Yet, many students struggle with expressing their ideas through simple writing skills. During this webinar, we will examine how teaching students to become fluent with the various mechanics of writing and creating an engaged community of writers in the classroom can contribute to this effort of making students better, more engaged developing writers.

Refer or not to Refer

On-Demand

 

Presenters: Mrs. Chenier and Mrs. Lot

Description:When working with primary grade level scholars, it is essential to identify critical developmental components that may be age-appropriate for students.

 Educators struggle with differentiating between a student requiring quality instruction versus a student being referred for Special Education testing.

This presentation will equip its participants with key components to assist with differentiating between a student that may be experiencing challenges that are age-appropriate or needing high-quality instruction and strategies to address the challenges.

Activating Anti-Bias Practices In the Classroom 

On-Demand

 

Presenter: Dr. Roberta Scott click to read more about me!

Description: This presentation will examine anti-bias practices through the lens of the Identity Standard Domain and the characteristics of individual identity. Participants will explore Identity instructional practices designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to activate anti-bias practices and utilize strategies necessary to implement a culturally proficient classroom.

 

Intersectionality of Race and Ability: Academic and Behavioral Strategies that Restore Agency

On-Demand

 

Presenter: Daniele Archy-Cobie, ME.D. click to read more about me!

Description: This solutions-based workshop provides practical and scientifically researched methods for restorative practices with African American Students with Special Needs.

Restorative practices are founded on the beliefs that challenges can be resolved through the natural processes of relationship building and conflict resolution (Reimer, 2011). Restorative practices are effective in decreasing offensive behaviors and improving achievement with traditionally underserved and marginalized populations (Ryan & Ruddy, 2015).

 

Participants will be able to discuss the Intersectionality of Race and Ability, as well as, have practical and sustainable strategies that are effective in both short-term and long-term situations.

Classroom Management 101: Virtual, Face to Face or Blended- Engaging Young Learners and Reducing Disruptions

On-Demand

 

Presenter: Dr. Hope Luster click to read more about me!

Description: "Dealing With Challenging Behaviors"

This training course, based on the text, Managing Difficult Behavior 101, allows the participants to develop their classroom management skills by using interactive, engaging techniques and reflective methods in order to resolve conflict, de-escalate difficult behavior and create a safe learning environment.  Participants will also learn how to structure and deliver their teaching in a more practical, impactful and effective way.

Name that Tune Game Show!!
Door Prizes 

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Dancing with Music