This four-part series will pair an inquiry question with a central professional text – Shifting the Balance, by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates. To prepare for each session, we’ll read a portion of this informative text, as well as other resources. We’ll meet to share our thoughts, consider our questions, and make plans for more effective word-solving work with student readers. (Note from Kathy: Because this is not a book I authored, I don’t want to (nor can I) assume the role of expert or stand-in for the authors in our discussions. Instead, I look forward to facilitating and participating alongside you.)

Session Details:
  • Participants will receive a syllabus detailing the reading assignments one month prior to the first session.
  • Sessions will be structured as a study group, and include text talk, planning time, and reflection.
  • Each session will feature a different text talk protocol.
  • Participants will be encouraged to attend consistently and join in the discussions, sharing experiences, challenges, and questions.
You will need to have a copy of Shifting the Balance, by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates.
Kathy Collins
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.

Each session is for 75 minutes
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th February 2022
New York 4:30 am | London 9:30 am | Zurich 10:30 am | Dubai 1:30 pm | India 3:00 pm | Hong Kong 5:30 pm
Melbourne 8:30 pm

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USD 275 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours.
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