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Putting It All Together (Grades K-1)

Putting It All Together (Grades 2-3)

Putting It All Together: ELA (Grades K-1) - Session 4

    04/21/2020 08:30:00

  • Location: Visalia
  • Address: 7000 W Doe Avenue, Suite A

Critical thinking, assessments, text selection, conferring, reading strategies—how do we put it all together in a way to increase students’ capacities as literate individuals? 

These sessions are structured to build pedagogy with the most current literacy research so you leave knowing: 

  • How to use instructional materials (district adopted or created) to implement the components of comprehensive literacy based on the ELA/ELD Standards.
  • How to develop foundational literacy practices that build proficiency in reading. 
  • How to be intentional and responsive to readers, both individually and within small groups. 
  • How to build students’ deep understanding of reading through a range of instructional settings (read aloud, interactive reading, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading). 
  • How to maximize learning by capitalizing on strong reading-writing connections. 

This four-day series is designed to provide year-long support and opportunities to collaborate with other teachers to empower student reading. Join us for the year-long series or register for the session of your choosing. 

Participants will receive a copy of Who’s Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. 

Sept 30, 2019 - Session 1: Building Interest and Agency in Reading Through the Elements of a Comprehensive Literacy Design

Oct 16, 2019
- Session 2: Building a Strong Foundation for Young Readers and Writers


Feb 3, 2020 - Session 3: Constructing Knowledge Through "Responsive Teaching"

Apr 21, 2020 - Session 4: Developing Critical Thinking Through Reading-Writing Connections

Informational flyer for all sessions
Registration link


Putting It All Together (Grades 4-5)

Putting It All Together: ELA (Grades K-1) - Session 4

    04/21/2020 08:30:00

  • Location: Visalia
  • Address: 7000 W Doe Avenue, Suite A

Critical thinking, assessments, text selection, conferring, reading strategies—how do we put it all together in a way to increase students’ capacities as literate individuals? 

These sessions are structured to build pedagogy with the most current literacy research so you leave knowing: 

  • How to use instructional materials (district adopted or created) to implement the components of comprehensive literacy based on the ELA/ELD Standards.
  • How to develop foundational literacy practices that build proficiency in reading. 
  • How to be intentional and responsive to readers, both individually and within small groups. 
  • How to build students’ deep understanding of reading through a range of instructional settings (read aloud, interactive reading, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading). 
  • How to maximize learning by capitalizing on strong reading-writing connections. 

This four-day series is designed to provide year-long support and opportunities to collaborate with other teachers to empower student reading. Join us for the year-long series or register for the session of your choosing. 

Participants will receive a copy of Who’s Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. 

Sept 30, 2019 - Session 1: Building Interest and Agency in Reading Through the Elements of a Comprehensive Literacy Design

Oct 16, 2019
- Session 2: Building a Strong Foundation for Young Readers and Writers


Feb 3, 2020 - Session 3: Constructing Knowledge Through "Responsive Teaching"

Apr 21, 2020 - Session 4: Developing Critical Thinking Through Reading-Writing Connections

Informational flyer for all sessions
Registration link


Putting It All Together (Grades 6-8)

Putting It All Together: ELA (Grades K-1) - Session 4

    04/21/2020 08:30:00

  • Location: Visalia
  • Address: 7000 W Doe Avenue, Suite A

Critical thinking, assessments, text selection, conferring, reading strategies—how do we put it all together in a way to increase students’ capacities as literate individuals? 

These sessions are structured to build pedagogy with the most current literacy research so you leave knowing: 

  • How to use instructional materials (district adopted or created) to implement the components of comprehensive literacy based on the ELA/ELD Standards.
  • How to develop foundational literacy practices that build proficiency in reading. 
  • How to be intentional and responsive to readers, both individually and within small groups. 
  • How to build students’ deep understanding of reading through a range of instructional settings (read aloud, interactive reading, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading). 
  • How to maximize learning by capitalizing on strong reading-writing connections. 

This four-day series is designed to provide year-long support and opportunities to collaborate with other teachers to empower student reading. Join us for the year-long series or register for the session of your choosing. 

Participants will receive a copy of Who’s Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. 

Sept 30, 2019 - Session 1: Building Interest and Agency in Reading Through the Elements of a Comprehensive Literacy Design

Oct 16, 2019
- Session 2: Building a Strong Foundation for Young Readers and Writers


Feb 3, 2020 - Session 3: Constructing Knowledge Through "Responsive Teaching"

Apr 21, 2020 - Session 4: Developing Critical Thinking Through Reading-Writing Connections

Informational flyer for all sessions
Registration link


Additional Professional Learning

Putting It All Together: ELA (Grades K-1) - Session 4

    04/21/2020 08:30:00

  • Location: Visalia
  • Address: 7000 W Doe Avenue, Suite A

Critical thinking, assessments, text selection, conferring, reading strategies—how do we put it all together in a way to increase students’ capacities as literate individuals? 

These sessions are structured to build pedagogy with the most current literacy research so you leave knowing: 

  • How to use instructional materials (district adopted or created) to implement the components of comprehensive literacy based on the ELA/ELD Standards.
  • How to develop foundational literacy practices that build proficiency in reading. 
  • How to be intentional and responsive to readers, both individually and within small groups. 
  • How to build students’ deep understanding of reading through a range of instructional settings (read aloud, interactive reading, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading). 
  • How to maximize learning by capitalizing on strong reading-writing connections. 

This four-day series is designed to provide year-long support and opportunities to collaborate with other teachers to empower student reading. Join us for the year-long series or register for the session of your choosing. 

Participants will receive a copy of Who’s Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. 

Sept 30, 2019 - Session 1: Building Interest and Agency in Reading Through the Elements of a Comprehensive Literacy Design

Oct 16, 2019
- Session 2: Building a Strong Foundation for Young Readers and Writers


Feb 3, 2020 - Session 3: Constructing Knowledge Through "Responsive Teaching"

Apr 21, 2020 - Session 4: Developing Critical Thinking Through Reading-Writing Connections

Informational flyer for all sessions
Registration link



Content Connections



Putting It All Together: ELA (Grades K-1) - Session 4

    04/21/2020 08:30:00

  • Location: Visalia
  • Address: 7000 W Doe Avenue, Suite A

Critical thinking, assessments, text selection, conferring, reading strategies—how do we put it all together in a way to increase students’ capacities as literate individuals? 

These sessions are structured to build pedagogy with the most current literacy research so you leave knowing: 

  • How to use instructional materials (district adopted or created) to implement the components of comprehensive literacy based on the ELA/ELD Standards.
  • How to develop foundational literacy practices that build proficiency in reading. 
  • How to be intentional and responsive to readers, both individually and within small groups. 
  • How to build students’ deep understanding of reading through a range of instructional settings (read aloud, interactive reading, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading). 
  • How to maximize learning by capitalizing on strong reading-writing connections. 

This four-day series is designed to provide year-long support and opportunities to collaborate with other teachers to empower student reading. Join us for the year-long series or register for the session of your choosing. 

Participants will receive a copy of Who’s Doing the Work? by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. 

Sept 30, 2019 - Session 1: Building Interest and Agency in Reading Through the Elements of a Comprehensive Literacy Design

Oct 16, 2019
- Session 2: Building a Strong Foundation for Young Readers and Writers


Feb 3, 2020 - Session 3: Constructing Knowledge Through "Responsive Teaching"

Apr 21, 2020 - Session 4: Developing Critical Thinking Through Reading-Writing Connections

Informational flyer for all sessions
Registration link


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Learning opportunities can be found on this page, as well as on our K-12 OMS Event Registration System.  Click on the link for any PD event on this page, and you'll be launched to the event's registration page.

For more information email Alesha Ramirez or call her at (559) 651-3031 Ext 3352.  For registration assistance, email Ame Quinonez or call her at (559) 651-3031 Ext 3362.


In order to register for and attend any of our listed learning opportunities, you will need to have a free K-12 Organizational Management (OMS) account.  Please visit here to create your account.