Please join Kathy Collins for a series of study sessions about increasing the effectiveness of three vital literacy components that complement and support children’s reading development. In each session, Kathy will share ideas about ways to ‘level-up’ the work and play within a particular literacy component, and she’ll provide actionable ideas for teachers to try within their own classrooms, whether they are teaching in remote, live, or hybrid contexts. These sessions will be considerate of readers of all abilities and children with a variety of English language comfort and expertise. In each session, these will be questions that guide the work:
  • How does this component of a comprehensive approach to reading instruction support children’s reading of texts, thinking about texts, and talking about texts?
  • How can this component fit into my day and my week, and how do I align it with my instructional plans and units of study?
  • How can I differentiate this work for my kids, in my style, in my school, in this year?
These sessions will be structured in a think tank style rather than a lecture presentation, so it’s Kathy’s hope that participants will be willing to try things and then share the challenges and beauty of their work with children with the think tank cohort.
Potential Audience
Educators for Grade 1 - 5
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 early childhood settings through middle school grades. 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. Follow Kathy on Twitter @kathycollins15

Each Session is for 2 Hours.
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January 2021
London 8.00 am | Dubai 12:00 pm | India 1:30 pm | Hong Kong 4:00 pm | Melbourne 7:00 pm
USD 400 Per Participant
USD 350 Per Participant for a Group of 5 or more participants
USD 300 Per Participant for a Group of 12 or more
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours.
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Comprehension and Conversation: Individual Reading Conferences,
Book Partners, Book Clubs, and Other Opportunities (Gr. 2-8)
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Five Steps for Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Narrative
and Informational Nonfiction Writing (K-8)
- By Carl Anderson
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2021
Invitations, Opportunities, and Instruction That Support Young
Children to Make Meaning, Expand Oral Language, and Engage
Joyfully With Books and Any Other Texts: Online Workshop
for Early Years
- By Kathy Collins
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th February 2021
Explore the Big World of Small Group Instruction for Readers:
Ideas for Implementation Strategies for Effectiveness, and Tips
to Fit It All In (Gr 1 – 8)
- By Kathy Collins
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2021