The best part about my job is seeing the spark in someone’s eyes as they share a bit of their human experience with the rest of the world.  In addition to a variety workshops that can be customized to meet the needs of your group, your staff, or your district, I offer courses that can be used for relicensure clock hours as well as earn graduate-level credits.

Summer 2020

Your students will be begging to write more! In just one week, we will learn how to use texts as sources and as mentors to introduce students to real people and problems, ignite their curiosities, incite against injustice, and invite innovation. When we see for ourselves the power writing has to connect us to the human experience, it becomes our favorite part of the day, too!

Read Like a Writer: Texts as Sources, Texts as Mentors

Come learn with me through a framework piloted by the Jeffco Literacy Association (JLA) in 2019, based on Pernille Ripp’s 2019 Global Read Aloud picture book text set by Yuyi Morales, and features in CCIRA’s Star Grant series for the 2021 conference. Yes, that means that each participant will get at least one book from the set to add to their libraries in the fall! Register NOW!

June 8-June 12

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – LIVE via Zoom from 8:00-9:30

Tuesday and Thursday – on your own with optional office hours

Earn 7.5 clock hours and 0.5 graduate credit (for an add’l fee)

Writers’ Workshop: Essentials for Elementary Educators

Cancelled. Check back for future dates and hybrid options.

Earn 7.5 clock hours and 0.5 graduate credit (for add’l fee)

Learn about writers’ workshop through writers’ workshop. This course is designed to immerse participants in the workshop experience even as we plan for our student writers.

Participants will be able to:

  • Articulate why workshop is an effective structure, system, ritual, and routine for writing instruction.
  • Implement the critical components of a workshop, specifically mini-lessons, work time, share, and reflection.
  • Plan standards-based lessons and consider routines to support writing processes.

Conferring & Critique

Learn about effective feedback and goal-setting and how to build a writing community that turns every student into a leader of learning.

Coming Soon!

Let’s learn together.