As a classroom teacher, practical application is what I need demonstrated and what I love to share! Teaming up with Speech Pathologist guru, Amanda Hartmann, for the up and coming Literacy Instruction Tour means that participants will be given a double dose of practical instruction and enthusiasm linked with current research.
In my present role as classroom teacher, I’m lucky enough to be working with 27 diverse learners who keep me on my toes and make sure that I’m providing differentiated instruction that attends to their literacy needs. In our current climate of data-driven outcomes and accountability, it can feel overwhelming to make sure that we are attending to all the children’s literacy needs. That’s why I’ve buddied up with my techno pals in our classroom, which we have named Ziggi (our USB Document Camera), Touchy (Touch screen digital display); Whitey (Interactive Whiteboard) and our one sole iPad (unbelievably not yet named!) I’ll be sharing how my “pals” help us with reading, writing, spelling, speaking and listening and how I manage that within a class of 27 and still get to leave at a reasonable hour at the end of the day!
I am so thrilled about working with Amanda to provide participants with a fun, practical and informative technology-driven literacy workshop. Can’t wait to meet you all!