Fall 2019 Virtual Seminars
Offered by Kelly Harmon & Associates Educational Consulting
Fall 2019 Virtuals
Metacognition & Responding to Texts
9am to 11am CST
In this interactive virtual seminar, we will look at instructional strategies that get students using meta-cognitive strategies as they think about and beyond texts. Explore ways to have students respond to texts by summarizing, inferring, and using text evidence to make decisions and investigate interesting topics. Learn how to facilitate guided student discussions that promote critical thinking through connections, inferencing, and synthesizing the text. Walk away with ready-to-use activities to get students motivated and thinking about their reading! Register today, space is limited.
The Author & Me: Thinking About the Author's Purpose, Message, & Craft
9am to 11am CST
Author's purpose is a great entry point for getting students to think deeply about texts! We need to get beyond "PIE-persuade, inform, and entertain" in order to help students draw conclusions about the author's intentions. In this seminar, we will will explore ways good readers determine author's purpose, message, and craft in print and multimodal texts. We will look at genre elements and how good readers use this knowledge to question the author. You will leave with many ideas for empowering your students to look at texts through different lenses and apply those techniques to their own writing. Join us to learn more!
Guided & Strategic Reading Groups
9am to 11am CST
In this 2 hour virtual seminar, we will look at ways to provide structured small group reading instruction based on student data. We will discuss grouping strategies and how to coach students to becoming more proficient readers. Walk away with ready-to-use resources for building student's comprehension and fluency in small, teacher-led groups!
"Very informative! I am thinking about reading instruction in new ways!"
- Jennifer, TX
"Informative and engaging! Thanks for all the activities and new ideas. I can't wait to get back and use them."
- Olivia, TX
"I’ve never done an online webinar before. I thought the time length was perfect." -Robbie, Tx
"Great experience! Enough interaction without making anyone feel uncomfortable."-Susan, NJ
"This workshop was jammed packed with useful and meaningful information." Andrea, NY
Meet the Presenters
Randi Anderson is an elementary educator, blogger, and staff developer with 10 years of experience in the field. She taught third and fourth grade in title I schools in the DFW area. Before entering the classroom, Randi studied early childhood education and English as a second language at The University of Texas at Austin. She has a strong passion for making reading and writing authentic and engaging for her students.
$79.00 per seminar per attendee
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Professional Learning credit is earned after the seminar is completed.