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Assessment

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Pamela Mason - Analyzing Qualitative and Quantitative Data to inform instruction

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Pamela Mason - Formative Assessment

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Ernest Morrell - Assessment that Matters

 
 

Book Club

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Frank Serafini - Book Club (authentic literacy tasks; writing about reading)

 
 

Comprehension & Assessment

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Freddy Hiebert -  Comprehension, Close Reading & Assessment

 
 

Differentiation

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Jim Cummins -  Best ways of Differentiating Instruction for ELLs

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Freddy Hiebert -  Leveled Texts for ELLs

 
 

Dual language

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Dr. María G. Arreguín-Anderson -  Creating engaging early childhood environments for dual language learners

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Richard Gomez -  Dual language instruction and contrastive analysis in the elementary grades

 
 

Engagement

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Julie Coiro -  Student Engagement / 21st century learning skills / College and Career Readiness

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Kelly Gallagher -  Student Choice

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Ernest Morrell -  Social and Emotional Learning

 
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Ernest Morrell -  21st century learning skills/ College and Career Readiness

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Lee Wright -  Classroom Management

 
 

Foundational Skills

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Pat Cunningham -  Fluency

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Sharon Vaughn -  Emphasizing Vowels in Early Phonics Instruction

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Sharon Vaughn -  Kindergarten Foundational Skills- Phonemic Awareness

 
 

Inquiry

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Julie Coiro -  Project-based Inquiry

 
 

Reading

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Sharon Vaughn -  Isolated vs. Integrated Skills Instruction in Texts to Improve Comprehension

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Sharon Vaughn -  What is Integrated Skills Instruction?

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Judy Wallis -  Organizing the Literacy Block and the Reading Workshop Part 1

 
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Judy Wallis -  Organizing the Literacy Block and the Reading Workshop Part 2

 
 

Small Group

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Freddy Hiebert -  Leveled Texts Considerations

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Alfred Tatum -  Motivation/ Self-selecting texts for independent reading

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Judy Wallis -  Guided Reading in the Small Group Environment Part 1

 
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Judy Wallis -  Guided Reading in the Small Group Environment Part 2

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Judy Wallis -  Guided Reading in the Small Group Environment Part 3

 
 

Vocabulary

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Freddy Hiebert -  How to Start Teaching a Generative Vocabulary Approach

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Freddy Hiebert -  What is a Generative Approach to Vocabulary Instruction?