Professional Development

 Professional Development


I am a classroom teacher, but also work as literacy consultant when I am not spending time with fourth graders. 

I'll be happy to help you personalize and design a workshop and/or presentation that best supports your needs for K-8 students. 

The following is a list of possible speaking topics:

Around Conferring...
  • Bringing Conferring to the Forefront of Reader's Workshop
  • The Rituals and Routines that Support Conferring with Readers
  • Strengthening Conferring to Build Independence
  • Discovering the Power of Reading Conferences
  • A Conferring Structure That Supports Readers
  • Using Conferring as Formative Assessment
  • Stretching and Strengthening Our Ability to Confer with Readers
Around Reader's Workshop...
  • Encouraging Long-Thinking in a Fast-Paced World
  • Exploring the Gradual Release of Responsibility
  • Planning for Thinking Strategy Instruction
  • A Glimpse into My Classroom - What I've Discovered
  • The Rituals and Routines that Support Workshop
  • Strengthening Independence with Young Readers
  • A Closer Look at Thinking Strategies 
  • Reader's Notebooks and Their Role in Reader's Workshop
Around Writer's Workshop...
  • Linking Units of Study to a Specific Thinking Strategy
  • Bridging Reading/Writing Through Thinking Strategy Instruction
  • Creating Rituals and Routines to Support Writers
I am available to provide classroom demonstrations and work directly with your staff or organization. 
 
Please contact me at patrickallen6@msn.com if you would like to schedule a school visit, a workshop, or a conference.  I use a booking agent and I will direct you to them after we communicate and discuss my work with you.

You may also contact Chandra Lowe, the Marketing and Promotions Coordinator for Stenhouse Publishers at clowe@stenhouse.com or by clicking her name (it will direct you to the website). 







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