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Writing Pathways Professional Development

This past Monday I facilitated an introduction to Writing Pathways professional development with two of my district’s Reading Specialists.

According to the official website:

Lucy Calkins’ groundbreaking performance assessments offer instructional tools to support continuous assessment, timely feedback, and clear goals tied to learning progressions that have been aligned with world-class standards…These assessment tools make progress in writing as transparent, concrete, and obtainable as possible and put ownership for this progress into the hands of learners, allowing students and teachers to work toward a very clear image of what good writing entails. 587 more words

Professional Development

About "just right" learning: Vacation takeaways part II

When I was a kid, one of my favorite parts of Storytown was these little houses they had in the different “lands”.

In Frontier Town they had a small western town with miniature houses that you could play in. 349 more words

Rhizomatic's Newest Client: Susan Daitch

Happy announce that we’ll be publicizing the forthcoming eBook publications of two critically-acclaimed books by Susan Daitch: Storytown and The Colorist. Each of the releases will feature new introductions. 644 more words

ELA: Basal Alignment Project

Over the past month, I have been asked several questions about the Basal Alignment Project. More specifically — “What is the Basal Alignment Project?” and “How can I access it?” 208 more words

English Language Arts

ELA: Idaho Core Workshop Resources

Missed our first three ELA Workshop sessions? Grab the take-aways here!

More than twenty-five Post Falls teachers have been meeting on Thursday afternoons to tackle the… 209 more words

English Language Arts