NOTES FROM KB-
I truly enjoyed the
NCAEE Region 6 Annual Conference
that was held on March 1st in Charlotte, NC.
What an amazing job the committee did to pull it all together
THANK YOU to the wonderful and dedicated
master educators who
took their precious day on Saturday to attend
and collaborate with others
for the good of ALL of our STUDENTS!!
Congratulations to SARAH JOHNSSON
from Winterfield Elementary
who won the 1/2 day of PD with me...
I can't wait to visit you and work with you at your school!
ALSO...a special shout-out to the fantastic teachers
who attended my session in Mitchell County Schools on
February 30th...can't wait to work with you all again!
AND...to the outstanding teachers at Mt Hope Elementary in
Charles County Public Schools in Maryland....even though we only got in
2 days this past week....can't wait to return. Special thanks to Kristin and Dana
for their ongoing support with the great things we are accomplishing together!
AND...See you guys at Dr. Mudd Elementary in the coming weeks too!!
OF COURSE....positive recognition to the fantastic staff at
LEXINGTON PARK ELEMENTARY and GW CARVER ELEMENTARY and
PARK HALL ELEMENTARY in St Mary's Public Schools in Maryland.
It is such a rewarding experience everytime I work with you and your students!!
Harnett County Schools: Harnett Primary and North Harnett Primary...
SO looking forward to our next steps as well!!
UPCOMING Conferences & PRESENTATIONS:
Hope you can join me:
NC State Reading Conference
Raleigh Convention Center
Michigan State Reading Conference
Grand Rapids, MI
Virginia State Reading Conference
March 31- Grades 3-5
April 1- Grades 6-8
Southeast Educational Alliance
Differentiation in Classroom Instruction- CCSS
Southern Maryland Reading
Asheville, North Carolina
Going Deeper- Planning for Close Reading and Literacy Success!!
NCAEE Region 5
High Point College- High Point, NC
LAUSD CCSS Training
Los Angeles, CA
59th Annual International Reading Conference
New Orleans, LA
ALSO...Visit me there in the McGraw Hill Education Booth
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For those of you who have not heard about
READING WONDERS.... Just a quick little "endorsement"...
An exciting reading program.....now available from McGraw Hill Education!! This program is NOT a "remodeled
basal program" with new CCSS stickers stuck on the covers...BUT rather a valuable integrated high quality
program "built ON the CCSS" containing high quality texts that are
short reads meant for CLOSE READING and giving teachers and students opportunities
to learn "HOW" to ACT: Access Complex Text!!
As a consulting author on the program, I can proudly tell you that you will LOVE the way it provides the literature
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sustain comprehension in appropriately COMPLEX extended authentic texts also provided. Also specifically
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SEE Pictures of ANCHOR CHARTS & Classroom Best Practices
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