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Pioneer Valley Books Office Hours Webinar Series: Spring Ahead: Accelerating Learning Using the Digital Reader
As we work together to support our literacy learners, it is critical that we accelerate student learning rather than remediate. It is important that we provide high-quality instruction to students who may have been marginalized or underserved during the past 12 months. Join Michèle Dufresne and Karen Cangemi on April 15 at 4:00 p.m. to learn about the Digital Reader’s amazing new features that will give you the tools to assess, track progress, and guide all students in reaching grade-level expectations and beyond.

Apr 15, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michèle Dufresne
President, Author @Pioneer Valley Books
Michèle Dufresne is a former literacy specialist who has turned her commitment to teaching children to read into a major focus of her writing, speaking, and teaching. She is the best-selling author of the Bella and Rosie series and many other fiction and nonfiction books used by teachers nationally and internationally. Her book "Oki and the Polar Bear" won the 2017 Moonbeam Silver Award. Together with Jan Richardson, she has coauthored the best-selling Literacy Footprints Guided Reading system, published by Pioneer Valley Books (PVB), which has become an indispensable part of helping teachers deliver high-quality guided reading to students in K–6 classrooms, along with "The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics," published by Scholastic. Michèle holds a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts. She has been Title 1 director and Reading Recovery teacher leader, and has served as a consultant in school districts across the United States.
Karen Cangemi
Senior Literacy Specialist @Pioneer Valley Books
Karen Cangemi worked as a teacher and District Literacy Coach for the 27th largest school district in the country, Pinellas County Schools, located in Largo, Florida for 30 years. Karen taught in many differentiated classrooms and specialized her work with English Language Learners as well as students with disabilities. Karen also consulted on ensuring an alignment to the Common Core Standards while infusing Jan Richardson’s Guided Reading and ESOL strategies seamlessly in core instruction. Karen works for Pioneer Valley Books as the Senior Literacy Specialist. She creates and delivers professional development for K-6th grade teachers, literacy specialists, and district leaders. Along with Jan Richardson, she authored the lesson plans for 5th/6th grade Literacy Footprints Collection. Additionally, she wrote the lessons for the Toolkit for Testing Taking Strategies for the 3rd, 4th and 5th/6th grade and the Interactive Read Aloud lessons K-2 for the Literacy Footprints Kits.