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  • Reading for relevance, writing, and research
  • Strengthening literacy skills across the disciplines by blending texts and digital resources
  • Curriculum reimagined: Cross-curricular approaches made doable, made engaging
  • Leveraging the power of literature with twenty-first-century students

Speaker Profile

John Grassie is a veteran broadcast journalist, with more than 25 years' experience producing news coverage, program series, and documentaries for Public Television, NBC News, and Discovery. During his broadcast career, Grassie's work received numerous awards for excellence in journalism. In making the transition to focusing on education, Grassie says he knew his next goal was moving from the TV control room to the classroom. That transition has taken him through lecturing at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Boston University on the impact and influence of informational programming on public policy.

Grassie recently coauthored (with Jocelyn A. Chadwick) Teaching Literature in the Context of Literacy Instruction. He has also written and lectured on the role of mass media in developing the emerging concept of digital literacy and its role in the classroom.

Grades: 6–12


2020-21 Heinemann PD Catalog-Journal
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