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October 2021

Literacy Workshop: Marching to the Beat of Your Readers & Writers

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Karen Biggs-Tucker and Maria Walther

Maria Walter and Karen Biggs-Tucker will share their findings in combining reading and writing in an integrated literacy workshop.

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November 2021

Tackling the Bias Within

November 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Pablo Wolfe

Pablo Wolfe will present how teachers can be used as an agent to teach students to handle implicit biases in the literacy classrooms!

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December 2021

Diverse Books for Building Community in the New Year!

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

For the New Year, WaSLA will be sharing books by favorite authors, educators, and librarians to build up your classroom library.

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January 2022

Bringing Strategies to Life: Conferring and Small Group Instruction in Writing

January 20, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Jennifer Serravallo

Join Jennifer Serravallo in becoming adept at asset-based responsive instruction using strategies to confer and instruct in writing through conferences & small groups.

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February 2022

Sparking Reluctant Writers: Using Poetry, Story-Writing, and Games to Break Through Writing Resistance

February 5, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Becca-Rose Hall

Becca-Rose Hall will show teachers how creativity and humor can help children break through their resistance to writing.

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Finding the Words: Using Creative Writing to Help Students Put Words to Their Worlds

February 12, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Becca-Rose Hall

Becca-Rose Hall joins us again to focus on how creative writing gives the power to teens to find their voices and to process their experiences with confidence, eloquence, and skill.

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March 2022

Teaching Literacy for Joy and Justice

March 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Linda Christensen

Rethinking Schools author, Linda Christensen will show educators that uncovering moments in students' lives requires curriculum that deals with issues about race, class, gender and differences.

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April 2022

The Power of the Read Aloud in a Culturally Responsive Elementary Classroom

April 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Cheryl Vance and Hillary Prince will share their knowledge about the power of read aloud in a culturally responsive classroom.

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May 2022

‘I See You’: On the Culturally Responsive Art & Practice of Kidwatching

May 18, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Janelle Henderson and Tasha Tropp Laman

We are excited to have Janelle Henderson and Dr. Tasha Tropp Laman share their strategies and tools to help educators envision and create curriculum that is culturally responsive with and for students. They will also have you reflect on how your practices align with your teaching philosophy.

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June 2022

Great Summer Reads! Get Excited for Summer Reading

June 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Come hear from favorite authors, educators, & librarians about MUST READ titles in their summer stacks! Which ones will you add to yours?

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