Archive for Events

Join us for the WORD Fall Conference – October 18th!

We are excited to welcome all of you to our Fall Conference on October 18th in Spokane, WA! Come see Dr. Donald Bear and learn about:  Helping Your Students Become Word Scientists with Word Analysis Skills!  Dr. Bear is a contributing author for McGraw-Hill’s Reading Wonders in the area vocabulary and word study.  He is also a co-author of Words Their Way. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to come learn with your peers and make connections with teachers, administrators and literacy experts across the state.

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Webinar with Dr. Donald Bear

We hope you were able to join us for our Webinar series with Dr. Donald Bear. Thanks to WORD member and Seattle Reading Council Co-President for starting us off with the first two webinars, featuring the work of Donald Bear.


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!