Date: MAY 19 & MAY 21
Presenter: Katie Cunningham
Location: ONLINE – ZOOM!
Cost: $150 (PRICE REDUCTION)
As we navigate and transcend one of our nation’s most challenging times, intentionally designing for student happiness is more important than ever. In this virtual workshop, participants will come together over two afternoons to learn a seven-pillar framework that bridges literacy learning with strategies for student happiness. First, participants will learn about research and strategies from across fields to support student well-being as a part of literacy learning. Next, participants will learn a simple seven-pillar framework that can fit with any literacy program and across literacy methods. In particular, the course will support teachers across the domains of reading, writing, and speaking/listening with emphasis on how to infuse joy whether you are in a virtual learning environment and for when you are back in your classrooms. Participants will be supported with concrete ideas for how to integrate social and emotional learning with existing literacy curriculum (including but not limited to read alouds, small group instruction, conferring, mini-lessons, writing prompts, visual prompts, and conversation starters).
Katie Egan Cunningham is the author of Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning and Start with Joy: Designing Literacy Learning for Student Happiness. She is also co-author of The Classroom Bookshelf, a School Library Journal blog. Katie is an Associate Professor in the Literacy and English Education Department at Manhattanville College. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and her work has been featured in educational journals including Educational Leadership and Language Arts. Katie supports many school communities as a literacy, leadership, and happiness consultant. She lives with her husband, two boys, and Mini Golden Doodle puppy in a little house in the woods of Connecticut.