Professional Development

 Professional Development

I am a former classroom teacher (35 years) and currently offer services as a literacy consultant

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

The following is a list of possible speaking topics:

Around Conferring...
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Rituals and Routines that Support Workshop
  • Strengthening Independence with Young Readers
  • Reader's Notebooks and Their Role in Reader's Workshop
I am available to provide classroom demonstration, working directly with your staff or organization to best meet the needs of students. 
Please contact me at if you would like to schedule a school visit, a workshop, or a conference.  I will guide you to the appropriate contact.

You may also contact Stenhouse Publishers for specifics regarding my author work.

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