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Have you been thinking about inviting an expert consultant to work with your school or district to help move you forward? 

More than 50 Heinemann authors are available to deliver short-term or long-term consulting, coaching, or online keynote presentation—virtually and in-person (when it is safe to do so). Our PD Services specialists are skilled to help you efficiently identify the best author for your needs so that you can meet your goals on a productive and timely basis.

This month, we are featuring Carla España, Luz Yadira Herrera, and Sue O'Connell. 

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Carla España (@ProfesoraEspana) is a middle-grade language arts teacher, literacy consultant, researcher, author, and cofounder of the En Comunidad Collective. Her love of stories and teaching comes from her roots in Chile and has been nurtured by hundreds of teachers and students across schools in New York City and beyond. Her teaching, research, coaching, and writing live at the intersection of critical literacies, children's literature, and bilingual education. Dr. España is coauthor of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera. 

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Luz Yadira Herrera (@Dra_LuzYadira) is a teacher, researcher, author, and cofounder of the En Comunidad Collective. Dr. Herrera has more than sixteen years of experience in the education of emergent bilinguals in both mainstream and bilingual settings. Dr. Herrera's teaching and research are in culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, translanguaging, critical pedagogies, and bilingual education policy. She is the coauthor of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Carla España.


Carla and Luz can be booked together or individually! Their speaking topics include: 

  • Developing activities for teacher study groups to process language ideologies
  • Creating culturally and linguistically sustaining plans to read in community with bilingual and multilingual learners
  • Designing multimodal studies of social issues and advocacy plans
  • Studying translanguaging in children's literature and designing lessons for analysis of mentor texts

Learn more about Luz Yadira Herrera


Consult-AUs-Thumb-OConnellSueSusan O'Connell (@SueOConnellMath) has decades of experience supporting teachers in making sense of mathematics and effectively shifting how they teach. As a former elementary teacher, reading specialist, and math coach, Sue knows what it's like in the classroom and her background is evident throughout her work as she unpacks best practices in a clear, practical, and upbeat way.

She is the lead author of Math by the Book and Math in Practice, both grade-by-grade K-5 professional learning resources, as well as a handful of other Heinemann professional books. She is a nationally known speaker and education consultant who directs Quality Teacher Development, an organization committed to providing outstanding math professional development for schools and districts across the country.

  • Strategies for building math understanding
  • Teaching mathematics through children's literature
  • Strengthening math problem solving
  • Mastering math facts
  • Math coaching

    Learn more about Sue O'Connell

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Topics: Sue O'Connell, Professional Development, Heinemann PD, Carla España, Luz Yadira Herrera, virtual pd, consulting authors

Date Published: 04/24/22

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