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Join Us for a Free Jennifer Serravallo Webinar to Learn About The Writing Strategies Book

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Jen Serravallo’s The Writing Strategies Book is here and to celebrate, we're inviting you to join us for a free webinar with Jen on Tuesday, March 7th at 4:00pm (EST).  In the webinar, Jen will offer a guided tour of the book and draw connections between this new book and her New York Times bestselling The Reading Strategies Book. She’ll show how together these resources can support highly responsive teaching with any instructional approach.  

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Content Literacy: Building Knowledge Through Thinking-Intensive Learning

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Written By Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis for the Heinemann Professional Development Catalog.


E. B. White (n.d.) reminds us to “always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” You can’t help but ask questions in a room that is filled to bursting with great text, stirring images, engaging artifacts, and so on. Content-rich classrooms make wondering irresistible. Stimulating environments fuel kids’ natural curiosity. Teachers who create classrooms like this instill a disposition to explore, investigate, read on, and learn more. The real world is rich, fascinating, and compelling, and because kids are living in it, let’s replicate it in our classrooms.

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PLC Series: New Beginnings for Writers

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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What do you see when you look at student writing?

In this clip from a recent webinar, author and educator Lisa Eickholdt nudges us to think carefully about how we initially respond to student writing. It is so easy to see errors, messy handwriting, and misspellings that we often miss the beauty and potential that lies beneath.

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Why Webinars?

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One of the most convenient elements of online professional development is the ability to connect to your learning just about whenever and wherever you may be.  Educators create professional learning spaces online because it delivers flexible access to new ideas, perspectives, and growth. Schedules are busy, and finding the right professional development in your area to match your specific needs, goal, and schedule often can be a challenge.

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Live Blog From The Ninth Annual Boothbay Literacy Retreat: Day Two

It is day two of the 9th annual Boothbay Literacy Retreat, and the first full day of sessions with guests Linda Rief, Penny Kittle, Chris Crutcher, and Kwame Alexander, hosted by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst. Follow along with live updates below, or follow @HeinemannPub, @HeinemannPD, and search the hashtag #BBLit16 on Twitter.

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