GALA Literacy Learning Series #2
The Georgia Association of Literacy Advocates
Featuring Author and Literacy Consultant, Dr. Jan Burkins!
Question & Answer Webinar ~ RSVP Below
Please join us on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Dr. Jan Burkins
Dr. Jan Burkins is the author or co-author of six books on literacy instruction and a collection of instructional materials for K-5 classrooms. Jan was an elementary classroom teacher for seven years and a literacy coach for seven years. She has worked as a part-time assistant professor, a district literacy leader, and is currently a fulltime writer and consultant.
Question & Answer Webinar on Jan's Recent Book:
Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom (Burkins & Yates, 2021)
These days, it seems that everyone has a strong opinion about how to teach young children to read. Some may brush off the current tension as nothing more than one more round of “the reading wars.” Others may avoid the clash altogether due to the uncivilized discourse that sometimes results. Certainly, sorting the signal from the noise is no easy task.
In this leading-edge book, authors Jan Burkins and Kari Yates address this tension as a critical opportunity to look closely at the research, reevaluate current practices, and embrace new possibilities for an even stronger enactment of balanced literacy.
Her other books include: