Please join Kathy Collins for this series of study sessions in which participants will learn and develop new ways to welcome our youngest children into what Frank Smith calls “the Literacy Club.” These four sessions are designed as a combination of a think tank-workshop-inquiry model and will be guided by the questions:
  • How can we support young children in developmentally and individually appropriate ways to make meaning and talk with intention about texts?
  • How can we support young children to develop their own authentic and self-realized identities as readers?
  • What foundational support and experiences can we provide to help young children grow into strong, engaged, and joyful readers?
  • How can we integrate play, inquiry, and literacy?
In each of the four interactive sessions, Kathy will present research and classroom practice examples, and participants will consider implications for their own teaching contexts. Using breakout rooms and other methods of collaboration, participants will customize the content of each session and create plans for their own classrooms. In between sessions, teachers are invited to try out ideas and then share reflections, revisions, and outcomes with the study group.
Potential Audience
Educators teaching Pre-K Grade 1
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.

30th October, 6th, 13th, 20th November 2021

Each Session is for 2 Hours
London 9:00 am | Zurich 10:00 am | Dubai 1:00 pm | India 2:30 pm | Hong Kong 5:00 pm | Melbourne 8:00 pm

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USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 5
USD 300 Per Participant for a Group of 12 or more
INCLUDES: Certificate of participation for 10 Professional Development hours.