I have more than 20 years of expertise as a staff developer in public and private schools and school districts in the New York Metropolitan Area and around the country.
Topics of expertise include:
Implementing reading and writing workshops
Developing a balanced literacy framework
Writing rigorous and comprehensive units of study
Teaching academic vocabulary
aunching and raising the level of book clubs
Implementing joyful, systemic phonics instruction, including
Developing a differentiated, individualized spelling program, including
Words Their Way
Teaching non-fiction reading and writing
Meeting and exceeding the Common Core State Standards
Developing a dialogic community
Teaching the reading and writing of poetry
Integrating technology to expand literacy learning
Using formative and summative assessments in language arts classrooms to guide instruction and develop students' agency.
Using reader response notebooks in creative and innovative ways
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