New Orleans, LA • October 10–13, 2019

ILA 2019 Conference

Collaborative Classroom is pleased to participate in the ILA 2019 Conference in New Orleans on October 10–13, 2019. Preview our conference brochure here.

Visit Us in Booth 426

Come to Booth 426 to learn about our comprehensive K–6 literacy curriculum, Collaborative Literacy, and our accelerative decoding intervention program, SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words).

Professional Learning Sessions at ILA

Join us for the following professional learning sessions!

We are also delighted to participate in the ILA Equity in Education panel, “Integrating Social-Emotional Learning in the Literacy Classroom,” with our own Tamera Slaughter.

Equity and Access in a Collaborative Classroom: Creating Independent Learners Through Early Literacy Instruction

This interactive session offers culturally responsive approaches that build our youngest students’ literacy independence and encourage inquiry and collaboration. Equitable access to essential instruction (explicit and systematic phonics, comprehension and vocabulary) supports the literacy development of our youngest readers. We will examine the underlying pedagogy that helps teachers build strong meaningful relationships with and among students so that students can access rigorous literacy content.

Presenter: Marisa Ramirez Stukey, PhD and Tamera Slaughter, MA

Friday, October 11, 2019 • 10:00–11:00 AM • Exhibit Hall, Learning Lab 2

Building Equity Through Powerful Literacy Instruction

A commitment to access and equity starts with the individual and is enacted daily through interactions between and with our students. Participants who attend this session will utilize discussions, lesson experiences, classroom video and reflection to examine how culturally responsive teaching practices can enhance our literacy instruction and support access and equity for culturally and linguistically diverse students.

Presenter: Claire Riddell, MEd

Friday, October 11, 2019 • 1:00–2:00 PM • Rooms 284–285

Literacy in a Collaborative Classroom: Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Development for Deep Learning and Meaningful Engagement

This interactive session will share a model for literacy instruction that supports both the academic and social development of students. We will explore how to build learning experiences that enable the deep thinking and meaningful engagement that are foundational in a truly collaborative classroom. The workshop will examine a pedagogy, developed and tested over the past four decades in classrooms nationwide, that places student thinking at the heart of literacy instruction.

Presenter: Peter Brunn, MA

Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 1:00–2:00 PM • Exhibit Hall, Learning Lab 1

Redefining Literacy Professional Learning: Evidence for What Works

Professional learning is essential for teachers to shift practice to address the literacy needs of students. Learn the research-based characteristics of powerful literacy professional learning that will support teachers in actually enacting new practices. Consider the ways small shifts in how you think about professional learning can provide maximum impact. Participants will engage in collegial conversations, reflect on current practice and create an action plan for using this information in the setting in which you work.

Presenter: Marisa Ramirez Stukey, PhD

Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 1:00–2:00 PM • Room 288

Facilitating Student Talk, Thinking and Interaction: Strategies to Increase Student Engagement, Build Classroom Community, and Deepen Comprehension

Join us for a rich learning session centered on teaching all students how to access, apply, and make sense of information through facilitating conversation, thinking, and interaction.  Participants will explore practical strategies and techniques that support the development of a strong community and support teachers in the use and refinement of  facilitation skills, so that classrooms are safe, connected learning communities where students lead the talking, thinking, interaction and learning. Participants will be guided through an interactive learning experience designed to support students’ reading comprehension and build a sense of community while facilitation techniques are demonstrated and experienced.

Presenters: Jolynn Bernard, MA, and Manuela Motyl, Instructional Coach, Sawgrass Bay Elementary School, Florida

Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 3:00–4:00 PM • Rooms 298–299

SEL Meets PBL: Building a Community through Authentic Learning and Performance Tasks

We believe the role of social-emotional learning is essential to core literacy instruction.  We will examine and experience teaching practices that support the intentional development of social-emotional competencies. These teaching practices will support students’ development as readers, writers, and critical thinkers. We will make deliberate connections to SEL teaching practices and the essential elements of inquiry-based learning to support the social and academic growth of the student. Voice, choice, revision, reflection, in-depth inquiry, authenticity, and more make significant impact when paired with the structures of social-emotional learning.

Presenters: Maria Arnett, MEd and Mary Tavegia, Collaborative Classroom, with Chesterfield County Public Schools, Virginia

Saturday, October 12, 2019 • 5:00–6:00 PM • Room 293

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