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Pioneer Valley Books Office Hours Webinar Series: Assessing Students’ Reading and Writing Remotely
During these uncertain times, using assessments to support teaching and learning is going to be even more critical as students move in and out of classrooms and remote-learning environments. In this session, we will look at ways to use the new Literacy Footprints Guided Reading Assessment kit to assess students remotely so you can use that information to make powerful teaching decisions and closely monitor student progress in both scenarios.

Sep 10, 2020 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Michéle Dufresne
Author, President @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
As the Senior Literacy Specialist for Pioneer Valley Books, Karen Cangemi has taken her passion for literacy and deep classroom knowledge to the next level. As a former teacher and district literacy coach for the 27th largest district in the country (Florida’s Pinellas County Schools), Karen draws on 30 years of experience working in differentiated and ELL/LD classrooms in developing and piloting innovative PVB products: including Toolkit for Test-Taking Strategies and the K–2 Interactive Read-Aloud kits, both part of the highly successful Literacy Footprints collection. She also partnered with Jan Richardson in coauthoring the lessons for the Fifth/Sixth Grade Literacy Footprints classroom kit. Additionally, she continues to create and deliver professional development offerings for K–6 teachers, literacy specialists, and district leaders around the country.