Monthly Archives: September 2014

LCN Opens with Record Membership!

Hey LCN Members,  You rock! On September 18, 2014 Kent ISD’s Literacy Coaches Network opened with 121 members!  Significant changes in our  membership include an increase in teacher-leaders from middle schools and high schools,  and more district teams.   ‘Unlocking Group Potential for Literacy Learning’  seems a timely theme of  professional learning for our network.

Reading, Writing, & Math Workshop K-12 – Theory and Practice

Thanks for joining our session and engaging in the conversation around workshop instruction in education.

It was great to see the representation of both K-5 and 6-12 educators in the group.  We will be sure to provide you with opportunities to collaborate with members from each subgroup as we move forward throughout the year.

This first session was really about getting a better understanding of what “workshop” instruction is for the educators in this group.  We will continue this conversation into our next meeting in November while also looking at how “workshop” fits in with the demands of the next generation standards in all subject areas.

Don’t forget you can the access the presentation at
Venn Diagram around Science, Math, and ELA Connections – Click Here

Homework for next Session: Please come prepared to continue on how “workshop” is working in your classroom and read the following:

Math Sense – Chapter 1 – (pages 1,2);  Chapter 2 – Introduction (pages 5,6)
Not This But That: No More Independent Reading without Support – Section II

Welcome to Blogging in the Classroom

Hello and welcome to the LCN Blogging in the Classroom Group Blog.

We are excited to facilitate this group as we see much potential and possibility with blogging in the classroom. This is the place where we will model different ideas and communicate with participants in ways that can be applied to your teaching practice.

For an introduction, we would like you to reply to this post with a comment that includes the following:

  • Name
  • Where and what you teach
  • Why you signed up for this group
  • Which animal you would be if you could be one.

See our comments below for an example, and think about how you might do something like this with your students.