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Upcoming 2024 Events at Heinemann

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This page will be regularly updated as events pass and are added. You can register while classes are still live if it is a series. Feel free to bookmark the full calendar found here

Last updated: February 15, 2024.

Word Work and Older Readers: Improving Vocabulary, Fluency and Automaticity, Spelling, and Decoding Skills


Join Kylene Beers as she offers teachers a special four-part series focused on her best-selling book, When Kids Can’t Read—What Teachers Can Do, Second Edition. In this focused series, you’ll take a deep dive into Part III of the book, Word Work, to help your older students with:

  • Word Work: Vocabulary Fluency
  • Automaticity, Prosody, and Reading Rate
  • Spelling
  • Phonics 

Presenter: Kylene Beers

Grade Level: 4-12

Dates and Time: Four 75-minute sessions from 7:00-8:15pm EST.

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Free Event—Engaging All Students Using a Math Workshop Model

LemppJennifer_headshotcroppedJennifer Lempp, author of Math Workshop, will walk participants through the structures and the philosophy of a math workshop model of instruction, revealing why math workshop is the preferred method of instruction regardless of your existing math textbook or curriculum. The session will highlight each component of the math workshop model and show how to implement this in the classroom. Participants will see for themselves how using a math workshop approach can help to decrease anxiety, increase engagement, and help teachers to differentiate in a meaningful and sustainable way.

Presenter: Jennifer Lempp

Grade Level: K-6

Date and Time: February 15, 2024. 4:00-4:45pm EST.Register Here

Free Event—When Kids Don't Like to Write: Teaching Moves to Change That!


In this session, we will explore practical, ready-to-use tips and teaching moves for your students' writing. These methods, based on Kelly Boswell's latest book, Every Kid a Writer, help students find their voice, establish a clear purpose for writing, create stronger pieces, and energetically engage with writing. 

Get everyone in your classroom writing with energy and enthusiasm! 

Presenter: Kelly Boswell

Grade Level: K-5

Date and Time: March 4, 2024. 6:30-7:15pm EST.

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Writing Strategies and Structures: Research-Based Powerful Teaching for Every Classroom

Author_Circle_Headshot_SerravalloRVDon’t let reading instruction get all of the attention—research is clear that in classrooms with near-even amounts of writing and reading instruction, students not only write better but they also read better. Join Jennifer Serravallo—author of The Reading Strategies Book 2.0 and The Writing Strategies Book—and her colleagues for a full day deep dive into strategies and structures for teaching writing that will make the biggest difference in your classroom, no matter your curriculum or approach. 

Presenter: Jennifer Serravallo and Colleagues

Grade Level: K-8

Date and Time: March 6, 2024. 10:00am-4:00pm EST.

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Free Event—How Research Supports Integrating Reading and Writing: An Introduction to The Literacy Studio 

Join Ellin Keene, author of The Literacy Studio, and current classroom educators inAuthor_Circle_Headshot_Keene-Ellin conversation about their work in integrating reading and writing in their K-8 classrooms, a research-based practice that addresses many of the challenges we face. They will talk about their students’ deep engagement and speak to the feeling of having much more time to differentiate for each child. 

Presenter: Ellin Keene

Grade Level: K-8

Date and Time: March 12, 2024. 4:30-5:15pm EST.

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180 Days: How to Plan a Year of Engaged Reading and Writing to Increase Skill and Confidence

Author_Circle_Headshot_Kittle-PennyMoving students beyond compliant reading and writing and into engaged reading and writing takes focused planning. How can we create a volume of practice that improves the reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and attitudes of all students? Author_Circle_Headshot_Gallagher-KellyWe will study a balance of opportunities for students to demonstrate independence and increased proficiency across a lesson, a unit, and a year. In this webinar series, participants will learn to create the conditions that lead to engaged learning and will explore each of four pillars of engagement.

Presenters: Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher

Grade Level: 5-12

Dates and Time: Three-day series from 7:00-8:15pm EST.

  • March 20, 2024
  • March 27, 2024
  • April 3, 2024Register Here

The Reluctant Writer: Effective Strategies to Engage All Students


Many of us find ourselves surrounded by a few (or more than a few) students who shrug when asked about their writing. They slump in their chairs, groan or ask “How long does this have to be?”  

What can we do to address the reluctant writers in our classrooms? 

In this three-part series, we’ll learn a number of practical, ready-to-use strategies to get all kids writing with enthusiasm and energy.  

Presenter: Kelly Boswell

Grade Level: K-5

Dates and Time: Three 75-minute sessions from 6:30-7:45pm EST

  • Monday, April 8, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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How to Establish a Student-Centered Learning Environment with Math Workshop

Math workshop helps students by decreasing anxiety, increasing engagement, and providing differentiated instruction. Through whole group lessons, small group instruction, and learning stations, students explore mathematics and develop a conceptualLemppJennifer_headshotcropped understanding of the content. With math workshop, teachers have a process to address student needs using inquiry and cooperative activities. The math workshop pedagogy supports student achievement by providing teachers with a framework for how to best use every instructional minute. This session will reveal how the philosophy of the math workshop model is connected to research and how it can be applied to create a student-centered learning environment, regardless of existing textbooks or curriculum.

Presenter: Jennifer Lempp

Grade Level: K-5

Dates and Time: Two 60-minute sessions from 4:30-6:00pm EST.

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2024
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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Reading Strategies: Essential Research-Based Instruction for Every Classroom

Author_Circle_Headshot_SerravalloRVDrawing from the newly-released The Reading Strategies Book 2.0, a research-packed (700+ citations to the science of reading) revised and reimagined update to The New York Times’ bestselling resource, this workshop will help you use strategies effectively in your instruction—no matter what approach to literacy you use, or the grade level, developmental levels, or ages of the students you teach.

Presenter: Jennifer Serravallo and Colleagues

Grade Level: K-8

Date and Time: May 1, 2024. 10:00am-4:00pm EST.Register Here

How to Become a Better Writing Teacher: A Summer Institute for Educators

Author_Circle_Headshot_Glover-MattHow do we help students become good writers with repertoires of writing strategies and craft techniques, who also know how to use writing conventions?Author_Circle_Headshot_Anderson-Carl-FIN

Please join Carl Anderson and Matt Glover for a multi-day professional learning virtual event, designed for the K-8 teacher who wants to improve or strengthen their writing instruction skills, as well as for the literacy coaches, administrators, and curriculum specialists who support them. The theme of this event is on the teaching of writing, which is an important focus of Carl and Matt’s new book, How to Become a Better Writing Teacher.

Presenters: Carl Anderson and Matt Glover

Grade Level: K-8

Date and Time: Two half-day workshops from 10:30am-2:30pm EST

  • Tuesday, July 16, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2024

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Topics: Ellin Keene, Engagement, Literacy Instruction, Math in Practice, Matt Glover, Penny Kittle, Reading, The Writing Strategies Book, Writing, Writing Instruction, Carl Anderson, Jennifer Serravallo, Kylene Beers, Literacy, Professional Books, Professional Development, Professional Learning Resources, Kelly Gallagher, Teaching Writing, Berit Gordon, Math by the Book, Number Talks, The Literacy Studio, Math@Heinemann, The Reading Strategies Book 2.0, Events

Date Published: 11/29/23

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