Our Past Events

Jennifer Serravallo, Strategies and Structures for Teaching Reading and Writing, May 16, 2019 at Tarrytown Hilton.

Through hands-on activities and video examples of Jen teaching in real classrooms, explore the hierarchy of reading and writing goals, quick and practical ways to use a variety of formative assessments to discover which goal is right for each reader, how to craft strategies and effective feedback prompts to support students as they practice strategies to accomplish their goals. Participants will also learn about different methods for teaching strategies including research-decide-teach, coaching, and compliment conferences, as well as the differences between guided reading and strategy lessons.

Assistant Superintendent Denise Sullivan and Literacy Coach, Liz Hewitt from Hampton Bays, A Voice From Local Educators about the Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, April 10, 2019, Melville Marriott.

In this workshop as they discuss their implementation of the Fountas and Pinnell Classroom and provide information on how FPC Can Support Your Teachers, Students and ENL population, with whole group, small-group and independent learning.

Heinemann Consultant, Fountas & Pinnell, March 11, 12 and 14, 2019 at LaGuardia Plaza Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Ronkonkama, Cambria Suites Downtown White Plains.

Take a deeper dive into underpinnings of The Continuum of Literacy Learning and provide a look at the Fountas & Pinnell Classroom Pre-K – 2 and soon to be released 4-6 contexts.

Booksource Consultant, Kelli Westmoreland, VIP Professional Development Day, December 12, 2018 at The Views at Mt. Fujii, Hilburn, NY.

Topics include: Choice Reading and Applications in the Classroom, Diversity, Creating a Culture for Engaged Learners, Content Area Literacy, Creating a Culture of Engaged Learners, Customization and Benefits in the Classroom and New Book Talks.

Harvey “Smokey” Daniels Workshop Curiosity Across the Content Areas: Engaging Kids Through Student-Directed Inquiry, December 7, 2018 at the Garden City Hotel on Long Island.

Research-based suggestions to help you cover the curriculum by connecting what kids wonder about to the wonders you have to teach them.

Heinemann Consultants Mary Ruff and Kelly Philbin, Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Awareness Event, October 2, 4 and 5, 2019 at the Garden City Hotel on Long Island, Southern Westchester BOCES in Harrison, NY and the National Arts Club in NY, NY.

Learn about the importance of instructional coherence and take a deeper dive into Fountas & Pinnell resources such as The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Guided Reading, Benchmark Assessment System, Leveled Literacy Intervention and The Fountas & Pinnell Classroom.

Booksource Consultant Kelli Westmoreland, Professional Development Day, April 27, 2018 at Bear Mountain Inn.

Embracing Authentic Literature through ELA, providing secrets to end fake reading, enhancing balanced literacy through integration of multimedia resources, using teacher resources for authentic workshop mini-lessons and summer reading.

Heinemann Consultant Mary Ruff, Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop, K-5, Wednesday February 7, 8 and 9, 2018 at the Melville Marriot, Long Island, Crowne Plaza – JFK Airport and February 10 at the Cambria Suites White Plains.

Interactive event demonstrating how Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ will ignite learning for ALL students in your classroom – and open the doors to a world of opportunity and beyond!

Heinemann Consultant Mary Ruff, Supporting English Learners in the Reading Workshop, K-5, Wednesday February 7, 8 and 9, 2018 at the Melville Marriot, Long Island, Crowne Plaza – JFK Airport and February 10 at the Cambria Suites White Plains.

Interactive event demonstrating how Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ will ignite learning for ALL students in your classroom – and open the doors to a world of opportunity and beyond!

Kristi Mraz, Mindsets for Learning: Teaching Strategies for Joyful, Independent Growth, October 19, 2017 at Radisson New Rochelle, NY.

Sharing the cascading benefit of orienting our physical, emotional, and curricular spaces on children beginning with the study of the habits of mind that support teachers in creating the classrooms of their dreams.

Ellin Oliver Kean, All In: The Role of Engagement in Comprehension/K-8 April 27 2017
Courtyard Long Island MacArthur Airport/Ronkonkoma NY.

Learn how to help students take more responsibility for their own learning and engagement, and what we can do to help our students develop internal motivation, exploring ways to promote child-driven engagement through a balance of whole class and small group discourse, modeling, and conferring with individual readers.