Let's Get Real!

Join Title I & Sara Kugler for Professional Development on:

Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Reading in Authentic Ways

Use authentic reading experiences to craft K-5 lessons on thinking, talking, and writing about reading. Learn a variety of ways to write about reading, from post-it notes, to reader’s notebooks, to literary essays. Hone your own skills of inferring and interpreting and learn how to teach kids to do the same.

Space is limited: sign up today

This multi-day course will meet at Drew Model School on July 17th-19th, 8:30-3:30.

The course is available to all APS instructional staff, with preference given to registrants who are responsible for literacy instruction in our Title I schools, whether as a specialist or in the classroom. Recertification points are available (21 contact hours).

Because this course incorporates a lab component and individualized coaching, space is limited to 16 participants. Register early via ERO for course # TI31063.

Contact Erin Watson to clarify questions.

Meet the Trainer

Sara Kugler is a reading teacher with Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Fairfax County. Before joining Bailey’s, she was a literacy staff developer at the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, leading workshops on balanced literacy and critical literacy throughout New York City public schools as well as in Florida, Illinois, California, Minnesota, and Gothenburg, Sweden. She has taught in multiple elementary schools in Fairfax County and in Brooklyn, New York, co-leading one school’s Diversity Committee. She recently authored the chapter Addressing Silences: Creating a Space for Classroom Conversations that Matter to Students in the book Innovative Voices in Education: Engaging Diverse Communities. Sara has also volunteered as a literacy staff developer in rural South Africa. She earned her master’s degree in Reading and Writing Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Sara lives with her husband and daughter in Fairfax.