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Intertwining social and emotional learning and academics helps our students adapt to change by gaining essential skills to effectively manage new challenges. Authentic literature can serve as a model for resilience and promote meaningful classroom conversations. Stories allow students to see difficult issues unfold in a way that draws them into the experience through the character’s eyes. Encountering life’s challenges through a character’s series of events can foster hope, courage, kindness, confidence, friendship, curiosity, and/or belonging; what Pam Allyn has identified as the seven strengths for reading success. Join us in this edWebinar to learn about instructional best practices to help students develop social-emotional learning foundations that will lead to academic achievement and lifelong well-being.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to kindergarten through junior high school teachers, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenters
Pam Allyn is a leading literacy expert, author, and motivational speaker. She serves as Senior Vice President of Innovation and Development for Scholastic Education. Pam also founded the organization LitWorld in 2007. Today this groundbreaking global literacy movement serves children across the United States and in more than 60 countries, pioneering game-changing initiatives impacting millions of children and young adults, including LitCamp and World Read Aloud Day.
Karen Burke, Ed.D., Senior Vice President at Scholastic Education, has been in education for more than 30 years and has served students in various capacities including a classroom teacher, principal, Title I director, federal programs coordinator, curriculum director, director of English language arts, and an assistant superintendent of schools in Maine. Additionally, she served as a distinguished educator for the Maine State Department of Education. Karen taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Saint Joseph’s College in Maine for 23 years. Currently, she is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University of Florida.
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