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Thank you to everyone who attended our Core Competency Workshop with Kelsey Keller.  Below is a link to two of the posters she spoke about at the workshop.  She also has a teacher pay teacher store:





I really like Jennifer Serravallo's reading conferences.  Click on the link below to watch.  Here's what I like:

  • the students are all reading different books that they have chosen. (choice is key!)
  • the students have built their stamina to be able to read this quietly - this doesn't happen right away - we need to explicitly teach it and goal set with our students to achieve this.
  • the conferences are strength based.  She is noticing what each reader is doing well, and is setting goals for each reader based on where that learner is.
  • this reading block is differentiated.  Students are working on different things, based on where they are in their learning.
  • a love of reading is being nurtured in this environment, and isn't that what we really want, at the end of the day?  


Click here to view complement conferences

We are excited to have Kelsey Keller return to our school district this year for her workshop on the core competencies!  Kelsey is a teacher and consultant, who presents all over British Columbia on the revised curriculum, and has done extensive work on implementing the core competencies in her own classroom.  She will provide us with new practical and manageable strategies you will be able to use in your classrooms right away!  Attached is the poster.  Sign up on the staff development calendar.  I hope to see you there!