with Dr. Pam Kastner
Dates: September 13, 27 and October 10, 25
Registration: $75/$125 (Level 1/Level 2)
No cost for LKSD or BSSD educators.
One optional university credit: $164
- Target Audience: Secondary Teachers. School teams are encouraged.
- Required Book: Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading. Every registrant will receive a copy of this as an e-book. ($8.00) Register early so you have time to read the material.
We all agree that no child should leave school a poor reader. As a secondary teacher, what can you do to help develop proficient readers in middle and high school? The focus of this webinar series will be on vocabulary instruction, but the series is designed for any secondary teacher who is concerned about their pupils’ reading abilities but does not feel equipped to support them. The strategies presented here will be more effective if your colleagues participate as school teams.
- Session 1: Book Discussion: Thinking Reading: What Every Secondary Teacher Needs to Know About Reading, by James and Dianne Murphy
- Session 2: Literacy in the Content Areas: Effective Vocabulary Instruction for the Secondary Teacher
- Session 3: Morphology Matters: Using Bases & Affixes to Develop Vocabulary in Students of All Ages
- Session 4: Paragraph Shrinking: Combining Summarizing with Peer Feedback to Enhance Comprehension
Pam Kastner, Ed.D., is an educational consultant at the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) Harrisburg, where she serves as the State Lead Consultant for Literacy. Pam currently co-leads Pennsylvania’s Dyslexia Screening and Early Literacy Intervention Pilot Program extension and expansion for PaTTAN. In addition, she is part of a research team investigating the impact of explicit instruction in advanced phonemic awareness on student literacy outcomes. She serves on the statewide Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) team working extensively in the area of literacy, effective instruction, formative assessment, and professional learning communities. She has served in several leadership capacities at the district level and served as a Pennsylvania Distinguished Educator for the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Pam is a certified Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) trainer and a certified reading specialist. Pam also has the honor of serving as the President of The Reading League Pennsylvania.