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Making the Shift to Virtual Guided Reading

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Making the Shift to Virtual Guided Reading

Presented by Danielle Mastrogiovanni, Supervisor of Humanities, New Brunswick Public Schools (NJ); Michelle Hagerty Silano, Reading Specialist, New Brunswick Public Schools (NJ); Stephanie Miele, Teacher, New Brunswick Public Schools (NJ); and Jessica DeLuca, First Grade Teacher, New Brunswick Public Schools (NJ)
Moderated by Suzanne Lucas, VP, Product Marketing, Scholastic Digital Solutions

Sponsored by Scholastic Digital Solutions

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Through a partnership between teacher leaders, reading specialists, and curriculum supervisors, the New Brunswick English Language Arts (ELA) team developed a protocol and resources for virtual guided reading to ensure students received uninterrupted reading instruction in a virtual learning environment.

In this edLeader Panel, viewers will understand how to leverage and implement this practice in their schools—to create a shared vision and a district-wide plan for implementing virtual guided reading to ensure all students have access to equitable and high-quality literacy experiences.

This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to elementary-level teachers, school and district leaders, and ELA directors and coordinators.


Danielle MastrogiovanniAbout the Presenters

Danielle Mastrogiovanni is an educator and activist who has always been fueled by the belief that all children deserve access to schools that provide opportunities for them to grow both academically and emotionally. With over two decades of experience, Danielle has created and implemented culturally responsive curricula for children at all grade levels. Danielle has also served as a literacy coach and most recently transitioned into a leadership role where she is currently the supervisor of both English language arts and social studies. In addition to speaking at multiple local and state forums, her work around the teaching of diverse perspectives and inclusive history has been showcased by EdWeek. Danielle is currently conducting research on district-level leadership and the sustainability of culturally responsive systems.


Michelle SilanoMichelle Hagerty Silano is a K-4 reading specialist who has over a decade of experience in education. She is very passionate about helping children grow as readers through small group reading instruction. Michelle completed her master’s level action research project at Rutgers University on guided reading and strategy groups. She presented this research at the Rutgers University Reading and Writing Conference. Prior to her role as a reading specialist, Michelle was a first grade teacher for eight years. In addition to her reading specialist certificate, Michelle also holds her supervisor certificate and is currently working to become an Orton Gillingham certified educator.


Stephanie MieleStephanie Miele is a second grade special education teacher who is in her tenth year of teaching. She has experience working as a pre-kindergarten teacher and as an inclusion teacher in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms. Stephanie is motivated daily by her students and is passionate about using guided reading instruction to support her students’ reading growth. Currently, Stephanie is pursuing her master’s degree in reading and supervision from Rutgers University and hopes to one day become a literacy specialist.


Jessica DeLucaJessica DeLuca is a first grade teacher and has spent her 14-year career teaching in the primary grades. Jessica earned her dual master’s degree in elementary education and child development. She believes that a strong foundational education is vital for student success. Jessica teaches with the hope of instilling a passion for learning based in curiosity, empowerment and the belief that all children are capable of amazing things. In addition to her classroom teaching, Jessica created a mentor program for at-risk students in her school that services around 150 students from 2nd – 8th grade. Jessica was honored to be recognized as a 2018 Exemplary Elementary Educator by the New Jersey Department of Education.


Suzanne LucasSuzanne Lucas is Vice President of Product Marketing for Scholastic Education Digital Solutions. Suzanne, a former first grade teacher, works across Scholastic supporting new program development and marketing.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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