In the past few months, teaching has changed radically as it has shifted from the classroom to online platforms. In a very short amount of time, teachers have had to reinvent the ways that they teach students, on top of grappling with all of the very real stresses and challenges that everyone is facing during the pandemic. In this panel discussion, Kathy, Matt, Carl and Dan will discuss some of the issues that teachers are facing during this time:
  • How can teachers foster and maintain relationships with students when they teach online?
  • How can teachers make online mini-lessons manageable?
  • How can teachers confer with children about their reading and writing online?
  • How do we support independence in students online and at home?
Kathy Collins, Matt Glover, Carl Anderson and Dan Feigelson are internationally-recognized experts in the teaching of reading and writing. They regularly share their thinking in workshops and in residencies in schools around the globe, and their books about teaching reading and writing have been read by teachers everywhere.
Kathy Collins works in schools and presents in conferences all over the world to support teachers in developing high-quality, effective literacy instruction in the early childhood settings through middle school. She is the co-author, along with Janine Bempechat of Not This But That: No More Mindless Homework (Heinemann, 2017). She co-authored, with Matt Glover, I Am Reading: Nurture Meaning - Making and Joyful Engagement with Texts (Heinemann, 2015). Kathy's other books include Reading for Real: Teach Children to Read With Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2008) and Growing Readers: Units of Study in Primary Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2004). Kathy has worked closely with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, and she taught in Brooklyn, New York. Kathy and her family live in Durham, New Hampshire.
Matt Glover has been an educator for over 30 years, as a teacher, a principal, author and consultant. He is the author and co-author of several books on teaching writing and reading including Projecting Possibilities for Writers: The How, What, and Why of Designing Units of Study, K-5, Engaging Young Writers, Already Ready, Sit Down and Teach Up, and I Am Reading: Nurturing Young Children’s Meaning Making and Joyful Engagement With Any Book. Along with Ellin Keene, Matt is the editor of a collection of essays titled The Teacher You Want to Be: Essays on Children, Learning and Teaching.
Carl Anderson :
Carl Anderson is an internationally recognized expert in writing instruction for Grades K-8, working as a consultant in schools and districts around the world. A long-time Staff Developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Carl is the author of numerous books on teaching writing, including the bestselling How’s It Going? A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers, Assessing Writers and A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences.
Dan Feigelson :
Dan Feigelson has worked extensively in New York City schools as a teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, principal, and local superintendent. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he leads institutes, workshops and lab-sites around the world on the teaching of reading and writing. A regular presenter at national and international conferences, Dan is the author of Reading Projects Reimagined: Student-Driven Conferences to Deepen Critical Thinking, and Practical Punctuation: Lessons in Rule Making and Rule Breaking in Elementary Writing. He lives in Harlem and Columbia County, New York.
9th May 2020

EST 5:00 am | London 10:00 am | IST 2:30 pm | Hong Kong 5:00 pm | Melbourne 7:00 pm