Tag Archives: Regie Routman

PLC Series: Public Celebration Conferences

Welcome to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series. This month we celebrate the inspiring work that students and teachers do together every day. 

“Celebrating children and their writing isn’t just a feel-good activity. It’s crucial for children’s writing achievement.”—Regie Routman

Publicly celebrating children’s writing provides the opportunity for all young writers to learn from each other and share in successes. When children read their own writing to their peers, they get to share their ideas and the teacher gains an opportunity to comment on strengths and nudge the child’s writing further with brief teaching points. 

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PLC Series: May Round Up!


Welcome to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series. This month we look closely at creating opportunities for ourselves and our students to consider the power of the reading-writing connection. 

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PLC Series: Conversations to Support Writing

Welcome to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series. This month we look closely at creating opportunities for ourselves and our students to consider the power of the reading-writing connection.

The first text many students will read is their own. Capitalizing on instructional opportunities for literacy growth through the powerful reading-writing connection is often missed in our segmented school days. Regie Routman believes strongly in supporting students’ understanding and use of this connection as they build their skills.

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Standing on Shoulders

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By Jennifer Serravallo

The Writing Strategies Book started shipping this week. I’ve been overwhelmed and humbled by the positive responses and enthusiasm from so many. Before you all get this book in your hands, though, I need to get something off my chest:

This book would not exist were it not for a community of friends, mentors, colleagues and teachers—giants—whom I’ve been lucky to know. I want you all to know them, too.

My most immediate teacher and mentor around the teaching of writing is Lucy Calkins. I first read her books in college, leaned on them heavily throughout my years in the classroom, and eventually was lucky enough to spend years with her at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Her contributions are deep-reaching—not only in writing curriculum and workshop methods of instruction but also as a mentor to so many who have gone on to inspire others. If you asked Lucy, though, she’d probably tell you she stands on the shoulders of her mentors, chief among them Don Graves. I came to Graves’ books, such as Writing: Teachers and Children at Work, many years after being introduced to Lucy’s books, but through Lucy, I was learning from this work years before going directly to the source.

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The Best of the 2016 PLC Series

2016 was rich with content, conversation, and camaraderie in our Professional Learning Community blog series!  Thousands of educators like you pushed your thinking through reading, sharing, and discussing the videos, articles, book chapters, and more. No doubt students all over the country and even all over the world have received the benefits of your dedication to professional learning.

Let's take a look at some of the most popular posts of 2016!

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PLC Series: September Round-Up

PD PLC_Email_Banner_640x220_White_FIN.jpgWelcome back to the Heinemann PD Professional Learning Community Series! This month we celebrate new beginnings for teachers and learners across the country.

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Here is your Heinemann PD PLC Series Round-Up for September! This month Heinemann PD reignited the Professional Learning Series to spark conversations around themed content. Scroll through the links below for a recap of shared videos and downloads, PD opportunities, and links related to this month’s blog series.

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