Weekly Chat – Wednesdays at 8pm EST
April 1st: Zoom Distance Learning in Action (via Zoom!), hosted by Kyair Butts. Learn more and sign up here.
April 8th: Opportunities to Advance Equity, hosted by Robin McClellan.
Coming Soon: Assessment Shifts – How do districts approach assessment when using knowledge-building ELA curricula? Hosted by Janise Lane and Amanda Tinker.
Additional Topics To Be Announced!
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March 25th: Checking in: Distance Learning Learnings. View the crowdsourcing doc here.
March 18th: Distance Learning in ELA, a community chat. View the archive here.
March 11th: Early Childhood: Preparing Our Littlest Learners for Reading, hosted by Scott Dieter and Salley King Edwards.
March 4th: In Praise of Text Sets, hosted by Abby Boruff and Karen Carpenter. View this chat on Wakelet.
February 26th: Resource-O-Rama, finding great professional learning resources, hosted by Kristina Livingston and Jean Hesson. View this chat on Wakelet.
February 19th: Equity in ELA, hosted by Yvette Blue and Rachel Browder. View this chat on Wakelet.
February 12th: Knowledge, Not Skills: Teaching a Novel in Secondary ELA, hosted by Jasmine Lane and Matthew Ryan.
February 5th: Lessons With Read Alouds At The Heart, hosted by Katie McGhee and Casey Jergens.
January 29th: What principals need to know about the national reading conversation. Hosted by Kathleen Chaucer and Bethany Hill. View this chat on Wakelet.
January 22nd: Taking the leap of faith in dropping test prep units, hosted by Colleen Stearns and Mark Anderson. View this chat on Wakelet.
January 15th: Putting great texts at the center of instruction: how do we teach truly literacy-rich lessons? Hosted by Kyair Butts & Jon Gustafson. View this chat on Wakelet.
January 8th: How does knowledge-rich curriculum affect quality writing? Hosted by Katie Scotti & Josh Lemere. View this chat on Wakelet.
December 18th: Knowledge-building in K–2: Is it too early for knowledge-rich topics? Hosted by Lize Bailey & Callie Lowenstein.
December 11th: Our National Moment of Professional Learning: What’s the best way to bring new educators to this conversation? How do you share research with your PLN? Hosted by Margaret Goldberg (of Right2Read Project) & Jared Myracle. View this chat on Wakelet.
December 4th: The Fuss About Teacher Prep: Why are teachers saying they were unprepared to teach reading? Hosted by Abby Boruff & Scott Geisler. View this chat on Wakelet.
November 20th: Understanding the Simple View of Reading, hosted by Tiffany Peltier & Ernesto Ortiz. View this chat on Wakelet.
November 13th: The Issues With Leveled Reading Groups, hosted by Joy Cantey & Melissa Loftus (of the Baltimore Literacy Podcast). View this chat on Wakelet.