#rwworkshop August Book Chat!

with special guest Dr. Frank Serafini

Join us to discuss Reading Workshop 2.0 on August 5 at 9PM ET

We are happy to welcome Dr. Serafini to #rwworkshop chat as we discuss his new book, Reading Workshop 2.0: Supporting Readers in the Digital Age (Heinemann, 2015). This book builds on Dr. Serafini's earlier works on the reading workshop, and shows teachers ways to incorporate digital tools into our workshops.
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About Dr. Serafini

Dr. Frank Serafini is an award winning children’s author and illustrator, a landscape photographer, a devoted guitar player, and a Professor of Literacy Education and Children’s Literature at Arizona State University. Frank has recently been awarded the Arbuthnot Award from the International Reading Association as the 2014 Distinguished Professor of Children's Literature.

Frank has published six books with Heinemann, including: The Reading Workshop, Reading Aloud and Beyond, Lessons in Comprehension, Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days and Classroom Reading Assessments. In addition, Frank published Interactive Comprehension Strategies: Fostering Meaningful Talk About Texts with Scholastic, and Reading the Visual: An Introduction to Teaching Multimodal Literacies with Teachers College Press. Frank’s new book with Heinemann entitled: Reading Workshop 2.0: Teaching Reading in the Digital Age is available Spring 2015.

In 2008, Frank began writing and illustrating a series of non-fiction picturebooks focusing on nature with Kids Can Press. The Looking Closely series contains books about the desert, garden, pond, rainforest, shore and forest. In 2009, Looking Closely Along the Shore won an International Reading Association’s Teachers’ Choice Award, and Honorable Mention from the Society of School Librarians International.

Frank was an elementary school teacher and literacy specialist for twelve years in Phoenix, AZ. He received his Masters degree in Elementary Education and his Ph.D in Reading Education at Arizona State University. In 2003, he received the Distinguished New Faculty Award, and in 2007 the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2009, Frank received a Foundation Award at ASU for his Excellence in Teaching.

from http://www.frankserafini.com/about-frank-serafini/

About #rwworkshop

#rwworkshop is a monthly chat focusing on reading and writing workshops. Each month features a different topic related to reading and/or writing and encourages participation from teachers across the grade levels. It is facilitated by Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye), a middle school teacher and reading coach entering her 10th year of teaching ELA/Reading, and Mindi Rench (@mindi_r), a literacy coach with 18 years of experience teaching 7th grade ELA and 3 years as a coach.

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