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Upcoming 2024 Events at Heinemann

Upcoming Events at Heinemann

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. To bookmark the full calendar, see here

Last updated May 30, 2024.

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.

Listen to Carl and Matt in conversation on the Heinemann podcast.

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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Free Event—"Humans Who Teach" Book Club with Author Shamari Reid

ReidCroppedHeadshotJoin author and educator Shamari Reid for a lively conversation around his book, Humans Who Teach, and the challenges and joys of being a human who is teaching in the current sociopolitical climate. In this event we will have conversations around our takeaways from the book and share our collective challenges as we journey toward loving ourselves and our students better, as humans who teach.

Listen to Shamari and Liz Prather in conversation on the Writing as Healing podcast series.

Presenter: Shamari Reid

Grade Level: K-12

Date and Time: July 22, 2024. 10-11:15am EST

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Kylene Beers Presents Signposts 101: Strategies to Boost Comprehension and Engagement

Join us for this two-day event, diving into the renowned Notice and Note signposts strategies for close reading. Whether you are new to these techniques or simply seeking a Author_Circle_Headshot_Beers-Kylene2 refresher, this workshop will help you create engaged, enthusiastic readers in your classroom. Day one delves into signposts for literary texts and day two explores their use in nonfiction. With examples spanning across grade levels, every educator will find valuable insights to enhance reading comprehension and engagement.

Listen to Kylene discuss extending understanding on the Heinemann Read Aloud podcast.

Presenter: Kylene Beers

Grade Level: K-12

Dates and Time: Two 75-minute sessions from 10:30-11:45am EST

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2024
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2024
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Essential Strategies for Thriving in Your First Year(s) of Teaching Presented by Berit Gordon

Berit Gordon, author of The Joyful Teacher, created this workshop for newer teachers and the coaches who support them. It offers actionable strategies to help teachers feel Author_Circle_Headshot_Gordon-Beritconfident, excel throughout the year, and tackle challenges to achieve quick, energizing wins. These sessions will help newer teachers and their coaches get ahead of potential struggles before becoming overwhelmed. Sessions will address common challenges, including handling the workload, managing the class, establishing routines and relationships, and fostering student engagement and success.

Listen to Berit Gordon in discussion with Erin Bailey on the Heinemann podcast.

Presenter: Berit Gordon

Grade Levels: K-12

Dates and Time: Four 75-minute sessions from 10:30-11:45am EST

  • Thursday, August 1, 2024
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2024
  • Thursday, August 15, 2024

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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.  

Listen to Kelly Boswell discuss authentic writing for real audiences on the Heinemann Read Aloud podcast.

Presenter: Kelly Boswell

Grade Level: K-5

Dates and Time: Three 75-minute sessions from 9:30-10:45am EST

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2024
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2024
  • Thursday, August 15, 2024

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Establishing a Student-Centered Learning Environment by Using Math Workshop with Jennifer Lempp

Math workshop helps to decrease anxiety, increase engagement, and provide students with differentiated instruction. Through whole group lessons, small group instruction, and learning stations, students explore mathematics, developing a conceptual understanding of the content. Through math workshop, teachers have a process to address student needsLemppJennifer_headshotcropped using inquiry and cooperative activities. Math workshop provides teachers with a framework for how to best use every instructional minute and the pedagogy that supports student achievement. This session will reveal how the philosophy of math workshop is connected to research and how the model can be applied regardless of existing textbooks or curriculum.

Presenter: Jennifer Lempp

Grade Level: K-6

Date and Time: Wednesday, August 14, 2024. 10:00am-12:45pm EST

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Kylene Beers Presents: Notice and Note 201—Deepening Your Understanding of Signposts

Author_Circle_Headshot_Beers-Kylene2Join us for this dynamic three-part series as we delve deeper into the Notice and Note Signposts. Perfect for educators who have already introduced signposts to their students or who have already participated in the ‘Signposts 101’ professional development, these sessions are designed to enhance your teaching methods and elevate critical thinking in your classroom.

Presenter: Kylene Beers

Grade Levels: 4-12

Dates and Time: Three 75-minute sessions from 6:00-7:15pm EST.

  • Tuesday, October 8, 2024
  • Monday, October 14, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2024

Math in Practice: Transformative Math Coaching for Deeper Student Understanding with Sue O'Connell

Most teachers memorized math facts and algorithms when they were students in math class, but as teachers, they are now challenged to help their students develop a deep Author_Circle_Headshot_OConnell-Sueunderstanding of math concepts. Sue O'Connell and Math in Practice can help to unlock the full potential of K-5 math education with this transformative six-session course. Designed for teacher-leaders, school administrators, math coaches, and instructional specialists, these sessions offer cutting-edge coaching strategies to transform instructional practice and fostered deep mathematical understanding among students.

Presenter: Sue O'Connell

Grade Levels: K-5

Dates and Times: Six 60-minute sessions from 4:00-5:00pm EST

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2024
  • Thursday, November 21, 2024
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024
  • Thursday, January 16, 2025
  • Tuesday, February 11, 2025
  • Thursday, March 13, 2025

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Growing Language and Literacy: Multilingual Learners' Path to Success with Andrea Honigsfeld

In her new, secondary version of the book Growing Language and Literacy, Andrea Honigsfeld shares how to help move multilingual learners through the five stages ofHonigsfeldCropped language development: Starting, Emerging, Developing, Expanding, and Bridging.

How do we ensure an asset-based approach to the process? How do we recognize that language and literacy development is a fluid process that both evolves authentically for multilingual learners and needs to be purposefully and consistently scaffolded and supported? Andrea will show participants how to do that in this webinar series through a rich selection of authentic illustrations. Participants will leave this webinar series with plentiful strategies and resources and inspiration to fully embrace the talents and gifts multilingual learners bring to their classrooms. 

Listen to Andrea Honigsfeld and Alycia Owen on the Heinemann podcast.

Presenter: Andrea Honigsfeld

Grade Levels: 6-12

Dates and Time: Four 75-minute sessions from 6:00pm to 7:15pm EST

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024

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Jennifer Serravallo Presents: Reading Strategies—Essential Research-Based Instruction for Every Classroom

Drawing 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’Jennifer Serravallo Head Shot 400 Square ds jam (1) 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

Grade Level: K-8

Date and Time: December 11, 2024. 10:00am-4:00pm EST

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Jennifer Serravallo Presents: Writing Strategies and Structures—Research-Based Powerful Teaching for Every Classroom

Don’t let reading instruction get all the attention—research is clear that in classrooms with near-even amounts of writing and reading instruction, students not only write better but Serravallo_WritingStrategiesBook_cover_smthey also read better. Join Jennifer Serravallo, author of The Writing Strategies Book; Teaching Writing in Small Groups; and other popular titles—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: January 22, 2025. 10:00am-4:00pm EST.

Register Here

Jennifer Serravallo Presents: Reading Strategies—Essential Research-Based Instruction for Every Classroom

Drawing 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 YorkThe Reading Strategies Book 2.0 Your Research-Based Guide to Developing Skilled Readers By Jennifer Serravallo 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.

Presenters: Jennifer Serravallo and Colleagues

Grade Level: K-8

Date and Time: March 5, 2025. 10:00am-4:00pm EST.

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Topics: Matt Glover, Sue O'Connell, Andrea Honigsfeld, Carl Anderson, Jennifer Serravallo, Kylene Beers, Shamari Reid, Berit Gordon, Kelly Boswell, Jennifer Lempp, Events

Date Published: 04/06/24

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