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Focusing on the Reading Standards in Grades K-5
K-5 classroom teachers will engage in an in-depth exploration of the Reading Standards with an emphasis on the foundational skills needed to develop proficient beginning readers. They will discuss, interpret and analyze the Reading Standards using narrative and informational texts and engage in activities to assist in determining text complexity and selecting appropriately leveled texts. They will also identify instructional strategies that deepen comprehension of complex vocabulary/text and develop increased fluency, and determine how these strategies may be applied in their grade level classroom.
Deirdre Spollen-Laraia is a former K-12 ELA, ESL and Gifted and Talented supervisor who is currently serving as principal of the Hawthorne Elementary School in Teaneck, NJ. She recently received an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth. Her dissertation topic was: Literacy Coaching: Is it a Link to Transforming Teacher Collaboration, School Culture and Student Achievement? Deirdre is an experienced staff developer with expertise in ELA curriculum development, instruction and assessment.
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School for Global Education & Innovation
The SGEI provides ongoing professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators that support physical, online, virtual and remote 21st century learning environments and enable practitioners to engage in collaborative work, collegial inquiry, reflective practice and constant innovation in both local and global contexts.