I have the pleasure of presenting to teachers from the English Montreal School Board over the next 3 Fridays at their district PD Days. I am presenting on the topic of Building a School-Wide Reading Culture. To construct the presentation, I am using the same LiveBinders binder I created on the topic last fall. I am using that binder to help guide our discussion. You can see the LiveBinders here: http://www.livebinders.com/edit/index/225482
I also gave the teachers who attended my session a handout, which is here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B26FVFyG1P7lZEZvVV9QUE5Rb0NuVjJzMkdjRENzQQ
The first presentation was this past Friday and it went very well. I spoke to an engaged and interesting group of about 18 teachers and preservice teachers (it was great to have some student teachers in attendance!) and they asked some great questions. We talked about the role of leveling books in junior and senior high school level classes, we talked about technology, we talked about finding resources for kids and teachers online. I started the session by reading Lane Smith’s fabulous book It’s a Book with them and they loved it! Check out the trailer below for It’s a Book…we also talked a lot about book trailers and how they can be used to engage kids with books and reading. All in all, a great day with teachers from the English Montreal School Board. I’m looking forward to next Friday’s session!