Category Archives: 2A – LCN Beginning cohort K-12

Balanced Literacy Picture from Workshop Cafe Conversation

LCN Beginning Participants,

Thanks for a wonderful day this week in conversation and professional learning.  During the Workshop Cafe Conversation the topic of Balanced Literacy came up.  I happen to have a picture of a graphic illustrating the Balanced Literacy Framework, from a Lucy Calkins institute that we hosted about 3 summers ago, that I shared with the group.  Here is that graphic if you were interested in it.  Balanced Literacy Framework Picture

Thanks for your work and see you at the next LCN meeting!

LCN B Agenda Tuesday, Feb. 3 8:00 – 3:00 KISD

Kent ISD’s K-12 LCN – B Professional Learning Network Meeting

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 8:00 – 3:00

How Can I Communicate Well?

A good deal of the work done by teacher-leaders and coaches is verbal. They are frequently in conversation one-on-one and with groups. Today’s learning is designed to explore the various roles of teacher-leaders/coaches and to develop communication skills that support positive relationships with colleagues to achieve desired outcomes for student learning. Feedback from our group indicated a desire for an opportunity to engage in thinking on literacy topics, so a Literacy Learning Conversation Café will be offered in the afternoon.   We look forward to connecting with you next week. Bring your copy of the Cathy Toll book: The Literacy Coach’s Survival Guide.

8:00 Welcome – Char

Exploring States of Mind and Cultural Lens Factors of Communication

9:30  Break

9:45   Tools for communicating: Pausing, Paraphrasing and Questions – Nelli

11:30 Lunch – On your own.

12:30  Teacher Leadership Roles – Char & Teresa

1:45   Break

2:00 ‘Literacy Learning’ Conversation Café – Teresa

  • Purposeful Talk – Nelli
  • Reading & Writing Workshop – Mark
  • Exploring Grit – Ann

2:45 Reflection

3:00 Dismiss