We are BURSTING with New Synchronous Virtual Learning Opportunities!

We are adding EVEN MORE opportunities for live, virtual professional development this spring! We hope that you’ll join us for one or more of these sessions!


5 Poetry Pauses to Rouse Your Writers Next Week

Brief “poetry pauses” not only build students’ capacity for critical reading + stamina for writing, but they can also serve as sparks for bigger pieces of writing in a variety of modes and genres. In this live (recorded) webinar, Brett Vogelsinger will offer five poems with five ideas for your classroom writers, inviting them to write poetry and MORE. Join us for this interactive session chock full of ideas you can take directly to your writing classroom! REGISTER HERE!


20ish Strategies for Managing Independent Reading

We know that independent reading promotes engagement and builds habits for lifelong reading. But how do we ensure students are actually doing it? And how do we put it in a gradebook? And how do we help every student find a just-right book? And how do we allow choice while still encouraging students to choose appropriately challenging texts? How do we help students set meaningful goals? What is the teacher’s role during independent reading time? And how much? And how often?

We want to do it. We know we should do it. But we have LOTS of questions. Let’s gather for 20ish tips for managing independent reading mayhem so that it’s a classroom routine we all love. REGISTER HERE!

Oh! The Stuff They Don’t Know (Yet!): 5 Ways to Help Your Students Start Building Context Right Now

Do you ever casually reference something or someone pretty well known (Pearl Harbor? Metallica? Picasso? only to be greeted by blank stares from your students? How can our smart, thoughtful students grow as writers and thinkers if they’ve had little exposure to the world around them? We believe there are concrete things we can be doing in our classrooms to help our students deepen their contextual pools. Join us to learn five ways to get started right away!

Register for JUST this webinar here OR Register for the 2-Webinar Bundle here.


Summer By the (Contextual) Pool: Summer Work That Gets Students Thinking

Summer work is tricky. Some schools require it, and others forbid it! What if you made it feel less like work? Join us as we walk through a number of options for summer assignments that get kids thinking about the world around them and deepening their contextual pools.

Register for just this webinar here OR register for the 2-webinar bundle here.

Podcasting Across-the-Curriculum: A How-To Guide

Interested in podcasting with your students? This presentation will be customized to the needs of attendees, and in it, Noah will cover how he teaches into podcast writing with students and helps them record and publish their episodes. Noah will also demystify the recording process (even if you use Chromebooks) and share strategies for editing and publishing podcasts while managing the challenges that come with creating recorded audio.  Register here!


  1. Wondering for what age range you are intending the workshop on Managing Independent Reading. Tkx!

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