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PLC Series: The Importance of Informal Reading Conferences

PD PLC_Email_Banner_640x220_White_FIN.jpgWelcome back to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series! This month we celebrate new beginnings for teachers and learners across the country.

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The beginning of the school year holds varying levels of excitement and stress. It is important to take a moment to pause and reflect upon what is most important as you begin building your learning community.  Laying the foundation of trust and choice among all learners in the classroom cannot be rushed. The practice of modeling and supporting book choice, goal setting, and independent reading behaviors are imperative to the success of your readers. 
 

Watch how master teacher and author Regie Routman engages with a student in a follow-up reading conference. This clip, taken from her On Demand Mini-Course Transforming Our Teaching through Reading To Understand, shows the conversation between Regie and the student, allowing us to observe and reflect upon how we can use the power of conferring with our own students.

We know that teachers learn from expert modeling just as students do! Take a look below at the online, video-rich and school-embedded options for learning from Regie Routman and more.

 

 

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Looking for more PD on this topic?

Online: Click here to find out more about Regie Routman’s On Demand Mini Course, Transforming Teaching Through Reading to Understand

Online and Online/On-Site Hybrid: Take a closer look at these flexible, embedded PD programs in her video-based Regie Routman in Residence.

On-Site: Take a look at customized seminars, consulting authors and speakers, and residencies available to you by clicking here.

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 Regie Routman’s (@RegieRoutman) intimate knowledge of teaching and learning, down-to-earth style, and dedication to all children’s learning success make her one of the most vibrant and respected names in literacy education. Her books, Teaching Essentials; Writing Essentials; Reading Essentials; Conversations; Literacy at the Crossroads; Invitations; The Blue Pages; Transitions; and her set of Transforming Our Teaching Professional Development Notebooks, all published by Heinemann, have encouraged hundreds of thousands of teachers and leaders to take charge of their professional learning and create effective, joyful practices.

Currently she is dedicating herself to a new, dynamic framework to support principals, teachers, and coaches to apply expert reading and writing practices to the classroom. The video-based Regie Routman in Residence supports in-depth, yearlong literacy staff development that replicates the demonstration teaching, assessing, and coaching she conducts in weeklong residencies and brings to life the practices she advocates in Teaching Essentials. Regie continues to inform and inspire teachers and principals as a mentor teacher, leader, and coach in diverse schools across the U.S and Canada, as a speaker at state and national conferences, and as an online and on-site PD consultant.


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Topics: Video, Education, PLC Series, Reading, Community, Conferring, Digital Campus, Literacy, Regie Routman

Date Published: 09/19/16

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