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Seminar Schedule

Tues., March 3, 2020

Lindner Campus Commons

8:00 a.m. Coffee and tea with pastries
8:30 a.m. Seminar Begins
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Break
12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch Provided
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Dessert Break
3:30 p.m. Seminar Ends

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 8 a.m.
Lindner Campus Commons - Judson University

 Handout for March 3, 2020  


Clare Landrigan on the Day:

Who's in your library? Creating classroom libraries that reflect the passions, interests and identities of our readers (Grades K-5). A classroom library is the heart and soul of a classroom community. When we organize our books into collections that reflect our students, we let them know that this space is for them. Better yet, when we involve them in the process of curating the collection, they develop the dispositions of a reader. Assessment, instruction, and book love all rolled into a classroom library.

About Clare Landrigan

Clare Landrigan is a staff developer who is still a teacher at heart. She began working with Tammy Mulligan 24 years ago co-teaching in an integrated first and second-grade classroom at the Eliot Pearson Children's School in Medford, Massachusetts. Clare and Tammy now lead a private staff development business, Teachers for Teachers, and spend their days partnering with school systems to implement best practices in the field of literacy. They believe that effective professional development includes side by side teaching; analysis of student work; mutual trust; respect; and a good dose of laughter. You can find them on Twitter as @ClareandTammy and online at www.teachersforteachers.net where they blog about books and the art of teaching. 


Author of...
It's All About the Book

It's All About the Books

The term "lifelong reader" is more than a slogan or jargon in a mission statement. Lifelong readers need passion, agency, and a sense of inquiry in their reading lives. They also need books. In It's All About the Books, Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan share the systems they have developed over the last 15 years to create classroom libraries and book rooms that support both student choice and instructional goals.Getting started with designing and provisioning classroom libraries and bookrooms to support lifelong readers involves collaboration, planning, and some elbow grease! It's All About the Books is a practical yet detailed guide to creating a system where classroom libraries and bookrooms work seamlessly together to make it easy for teachers to find books to engage and scaffold all students in a school community.

Assessment Perspectives

Assessment Perspectives

Assessment is an integral part of instruction. For the past decade, the focus on assessment—particularly via high-stakes mandated tests—has shifted away from the classroom and left teachers feeling like they are drowning in data. Assessment is, and needs to be again, much more than a number. Assessment in Perspective is about moving beyond the numbers and using assessment to find the stories they tell. This book helps teachers sort through the myriad of available assessments and use each to understand different facets of their readers. It discusses how to use a range of assessment types—from reading conference notes and student work to running records and state tests—together to uncover the strengths and weaknesses of a reader. The authors share a framework for thinking about the purpose, method, and types of different assessments.



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