NCTE offers consultants and services on balanced liteacy instruction that when used together, provide extended learning opportunities for teachers and makes a positive impact on learning. These opportunities include the Pathways Program, Web Seminars and books for study groups. Consultants are available to present one-day or multi-day presentations or provide year-round consulting. All workshops and presentations can be customized to meet your specific needs. Make your request today!
Becoming Critical Literacy Educators or What’s Critical in Critical Conversations? (Grades K-12)
Consultant: Peggy Albers
In this workshop, teachers are introduced to critical literacy and its significance in English language arts curriculum. Through participatory demonstrations, teachers will learn to read a range of texts critically, from language-, art-, film-, music-, to drama-based texts.
Effective Literacy Instruction:
Beyond One-Size-Fits All
Consultant: Kathy Egawa
What combination of practices represents a comprehensive or “balanced” reading and writing curriculum? What are reasonable expectations for all teachers? And what about nitty-gritty issues like homework or test preparation? What resources are available to support teacher’s ongoing learning on this topic?
Good First Teaching
Consultant: Kathy Egawa
Strong early literacy programs are based on a solid understanding of early literacy and child development. What are the indicators of quality K-3 programs? What do reading, writing, and spelling instruction, for instance, look and sound like? How can families be involved, even those that haven’t typically participated in school experiences?
Constructing Classrooms to Support Young Readers and Writers
Consultant: Susi Long
Audiences: PreK, kindergarten, first–third grade teachers, and administrators.
Susi works with teachers and administrators to envision classroom structures and strategies that build on what we know about young children as readers and writers. Engaging in the practices themselves, teachers will explore the teaching of skills and strategies in the context of purposeful literacy events as well as ways to articulate the power of their teaching to others. More . . .
Inviting All Children into Learning: Building on Students Cultural and Linguistic Resources
Consultant: Katie Van Sluys
Audience: K-12 Teachers and administrators
In this workshop, Katie works with educators to explore understandings of language learning for students new to English. Participants are invited to explore strategic curricular possibilities for engaging language learners in their schools and classrooms.