Date: March 13, 2020
Presenter: Kathleen Brinegar, Ed.D
Location: Delta Hotels (Formerly Trader Dukes), South Burlington
Cost: $225.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
Gather. Collaborate. Learn. Coaching for Equity in Literacy Instruction
Date: October 4, 2019, January 17, and April 3, 2020
Presenter: Gayle Moskowitz & Ellen Thompson
Location: Capitol Plaza, Montpelier
Cost: $225/day or $625 for all three days (includes lunch)
Literacy instruction matters: it is more than just a thing we teach – it is vital for our students to become competent, engaged, and thoughtful readers and writers if they are to develop into active members in our communities. That happens when teachers teach literacy with flexibility and expertise in a system that is equitable for all learners. Coaches play a vital role in increasing teachers’ knowledge and expertise. In this session, literacy coaches will discuss how their work builds equity for all learners using embedded coaching strategies, facilitated conversations, and strengthened leadership roles. As participants consider their literacy coaching role within their specific context, we will build a community that supports professional growth through:
The three days are open to any coach, leader, or mentor looking to deepen their coaching knowledge and build connections to the coaching community in Vermont. Come for one day or all three.
2019 Summer Literacy Institute planning is underway!
Despite the briskness in the air, and the white stuff dusting the grass, we are thinking about August–and in particular, our annual Summer Literacy Institute!
We will be heading back to our beloved Stoweflake on August 5, 6, and 7th. We are pleased to announce that the keynote address will be given by Ellin Keene, co-author of Mosaic of Thought. She has a new book out called Engaging Children, Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning K-8.
We are also running a theme this year for the first time: Reading and Writing Our World. This is a very broad theme meant to encourage us to consider how our students, as our youngest citizens, are nurtured to be deep thinkers, critical consumers, and constructive learners.
We are currently accepting proposals for full and mini strands at our institute. The mini-strands are two-hour workshops that will occur on the first afternoon (after the keynote) and the full-strands are the two-day sessions that run Tuesday and Wednesday. PLL will pay $300 for the mini strand (2 hours) and $1600 for a full strand (two days). Please note that if you opt for a full strand, we offer graduate credit as an option for registrants. You will be required to come up with two reflection prompts, read them, and provide a grade to the instructor of record.
There are some things we would like to see in the proposals that will help teachers and administrators connect the value of this professional learning experience to their ongoing continuous improvement work—specifically, how does your proposal address proficiency? Does your proposal promote the idea of equity and inclusion for ALL learners?
The deadline for proposal submission is December 3. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the form(s) linked below.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments. I look forward to reading through your proposals!
Partnerships for Literacy and Learning helps schools get better at developing students’ literate abilities so that they can think well and enjoy future success in school, work, and civic participation. We accomplish this by providing professional learning that improves teaching, strengthens leadership, and creates partnerships and networks.
In our literacy reform effort, we strive to enhance teacher and administrator knowledge and expertise, to promote teacher reflection and decision-making, and to help schools create the conditions necessary for all children to enjoy high levels of achievement.
Partnerships for Literacy and Learning
250 Main St, Ste 202
Montpelier, VT 05602