Kathleen has inspired educators locally, nationally, and internationally for over 20 years through her workshops/coaching on educational topics such as Differentiated Instruction, Reading/Writing in the Content, Teaching in the Block Schedule, Co-teaching, Writing Workshop, On-going Assessment and more. Kathleen has taught general education, special education and gifted education working with students of varying socio-economic and multi-cultural backgrounds across the K-12 grade levels. She is co-author of “Inspiring Middle and Secondary Learners,” and “Inspiring Elementary Learners,” and soon-to-be-published, "Winning Strategies for Test-taking” and “Chunk, Chew and Check: That’s How the Brain Learns Best.” Her inspiring workshops help teachers see that they can make a difference for students through rigorous and relevant teaching practices.
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- Differentiated Instruction
- Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
- Co-Teaching in Language Arts
- Writing Workshop
- Teaching in the Block Schedule
- Winning Strategies for Test-taking
Inspiring Elementary Learners: Nurturing the Whole Child in a Differentiated Classroom Inspiring Middle and Secondary Learners: Honoring Differences and Creating Community Through Differentiating Instructional Practices
Differentiated Instruction (Introductory to Advanced)
Take the complexity out of differentiating! Kathleen offers a step-by-step plan for creating a differentiated classroom that honors the learning needs of ALL using the best of brain-based strategies.
Whether your school or district is just starting co-teaching or if co-teaching partnerships have been in place for awhile, discover timesaving strategies and techniques for building a teaching partnership, planning lessons and working together effectively in the co-taught classroom.
Content Literacy–The Craft of Apprenticeship Learning
Apprentice students into ownership of learning by effectively teaching them the vital skills they need to succeed in school and in life–Inquiry, Reading/Writing, Listening, Collaboration, and Discourse. Modeling, scaffolding and explicit instruction are a must!
Teaching in the Extended/Block Class Period
Keep your learners engaged in meaningful learning with these strategies for teaching in the block or trimester schedule. Learn how to vary the chunk (input), chew (process) and check (output) of your lessons over a class period, a week, and/or a unit.
Winning Strategies for Test-taking (Grades 3-8)
This workshop will help teachers and students make the most out of preparing for high-stakes testing. Students will discover engaging and meaningful connections between knowing strategies that help them win a game and learning winning strategies for taking tests. Students will also discover the valuable life skills that can be learned through test taking.
Learn how to begin creating a writing workshop in your classroom or school. These sessions can be used in conjunction with Lucy Calkins Units of Study.
Inclusive Education/Response to Intervention
If you are including more and more students with mild to moderate disabilities in your classrooms, then this is the workshop for you.
Teaching for Understanding—Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
Would you like to promote ownership and independence with your students? Learn strategies for teaching students the vital reading, writing, speaking and listening skills that they need to become successful learners. These strategies are important for all learners, but a MUST for struggling students in the regular or special education classroom.
Actively Engaging ALL Learners
This essential new direction in education is about teaching students to personally transform knowledge for their own use and know how to apply that knowledge in new situations. Design instruction that teaches for understanding, is inquiry-oriented, and encourages students to actively think about and implement ideas.
Inspiring Learners Institutes
Bring in a new era of teaching . . . prepare students for the 21st century and stimulate their innate desire to learn by inspiring them! Using a “Live it to Learn” model, the institute is designed to shift paradigms for teachers and empower them to inspire learners in their classrooms. (3-5 days in series or over a year)