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K-8 Teachers: Spend a Saturday morning with Kate Roberts!

March 28, 2020 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm


Cost: CRA members – $25 / New or renewing CRA Members – $50 (includes one year of CRA membership)

Check-in/Registration begins at 9:45am. Presentation is from 10:00am-1:00pm.
Coffee, tea, water, & snacks will be served.

REGISTER ONLINE NOW: http://www.cvent.com/d/gnqlcy/4W

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Please join Kate for this hands-on, make-n-take experience as she teaches & models, DIY Literacy: Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor, and Independence, by Kate & Maggie Roberts! What is DIY Literacy? It’s making your own visual teaching tools instead of buying them. It’s using your teaching smarts to get the most from those tools. And it’s helping kids think strategically so they can be DIY learners.

“Teaching tools create an impact on students’ learning,” write Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts. “They help students hold onto our teaching and become changed by the work in the classroom.” Of course, you and your students need the right tools for the job, so Kate and Maggie share four simple, visual tools that you can make. Kate and Maggie offer experience-honed advice for using the four tools for assessment, small-group instruction, conferring, setting learning goals, and, most importantly, helping students learn to apply strategies and make progress without prompting from you. In other words, to do it themselves.

“It is our greatest hope,” write Kate and Maggie, “that the tools we offer here will help your students to work hard, to hold onto what they know, and to see themselves in the curriculum you teach.” Follow Kate Roberts @teachkate  / kateandmaggie.com

What to Bring:

  • 1”-2” inch binder & a pack of sticky notes, for your use
  • Your favorite strategies that help your readers develop skills
  • Something to take notes with – wi-fi will be available.
  • We will supply blank sheets of paper, sheet protectors, markers, scissors, and tape.

Any questions, please contact Cathy Grimes.


March 28, 2020
9:45 am - 1:00 pm
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