Given the popularity of the workshop model with some educators, we often hear common questions about this change, including: How can I persuade teachers who are fond of the workshop model to embrace a different approach? When districts do change, how are new materials received? What kind of professional learning is best?
Two of our colleagues are midway through year one of a move from Reading Workshop to high-quality ELA curriculum. By popular demand, we hosted a webinar on December 3rd in which they shared their respective journeys, alongside a leader in professional learning. Speakers reflected on the above FAQs, as well as questions from the audience.
- Yvette Stewart of Hamilton County Schools
- Matt Warford of Aldine ISD
- Kristen McQuillan of TNTP, professional learning partner to multiple districts who’ve made this shift
Moderated by curriculum superfan Karen Vaites.