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Webinar #2 Information

Please join us for Dr. Donald Bear’s second webinar, this Wednesday, August 13th! You can join even if you missed his first one last week.  Here is a brief description of the class and the link to register:

Online PD Class presented by leading WA State Educator Andrea Smith featuring the work of Dr. Donald Bear Keynote Speaker at the 2014 Oct WORD Fall Conference!

Dr. Bear is a contributing author for Reading Wonders Vocabulary and Word Study.  Join Andrea and other vocabulary instruction experts to learn how to

Where:  Online at your computer at the beach, home or where ever you happen to be!
When:   3 one hr. webinars – August 6, 13 and 20  at 9 am  If you are unable to participate in the live sessions, they will be recorded. Last session will feature live Q & A with Dr. Donald Bear.

Cost:  Free to WA State Educators Clock Hours Available:  3 hours (ESD will only give clock hours to participants who attend “live” events)

To register, please follow this link:

Invite friends and colleagues to join you as well!

Our third session (August 20th) will feature a live question and answer session with Dr. Bear.  You will be able to raise your hand and we will call on you.  When you are called on, your mic will be unmuted.

If you have any questions, please contact Christine Colestock Cell: 509.768.4921 | Email:


Online Class with Dr. Donald Bear

Looking for a great Professional Development opportunity? Try this online class with Dr. Donald Bear! Click the link below for more information!

PD Online Class

Spring Partnership Session with MATT GLOVER!!!

Here is what people say about learning from Matt Glover:

“When I saw Matt Glover for the first time, I was like “Whoa!  Now this is something to get excited about!”  My colleagues and I loved the session he did with Katie Wood Ray! We feverishly scribed notes as fast as we could write (type).  At the breaks we turned to each other, feeling exhausted as our brains were exploding with new information, needing to talk and debrief our new learning.  At any moment throughout the day, you would’ve caught my group of four with mouths hanging open and eyes wide.  Looking at the work samples Matt displayed we wondered, “How can a kindergartener use language like that?” “That sample is from first grade?  My kids don’t do that!” “I never thought to teach with a mentor text in that fashion…

spring Matt Glover

We hope you can make it! 

Click here to: Learn more and Register!

Seattle Reading Council Event – Using Digital Sources to Explore CCSS Instruction

February 27th – Don’t Miss This One! Teachers rarely have time to discuss practices with other educators at their grade level. This session will provide access to video clips of lessons and information on Common Core Standards in Reading, Writing, and Speaking at K-8 levels of instruction. With facilitation, teachers will reflect in small grade-level groups on the impact of CCSS, the application in the lesson, resources needed to implement, and ideas for extension based on CCSS continuums.

More details available.

Learning Together

As we embark on the shifts to the CCSS, it is more and more important that we lean on one another.  Sharing our understandings and thinking about what it means to teach “aligned to the CCSS” will make a difference for our students.  Some of our WORD members share at local events and others share with a wider audience.  If you haven’t signed up, “What’s in Your Book Bag III?” will be a great place to share and learn with the Snohomish County Reading Council.  Click here for:  SCRC Event

Heather Rader, author and literacy consultant, is maintaining a blog to help literacy leaders think about our work.  Enjoy reading ideas on her blog:  Coach to Coach

If you have blogs or resources you think our members would benefit from, please feel free to send them our way!