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Towanda Harris, Consulting AuthorTowanda Harris, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Discover how to evaluate classroom resources based on your students’ unique strengths and needs
  • Explore ways to use and modify classroom resources to best serve your students
  • Learn how to use assessment to determine whether a resource is benefitting your students
  • Explore how to collaborate with colleagues to gain insights about your students and to identify and pilot new resources

Speaker Profile

From the classroom to the district, Towanda Harris has trained teachers throughout the state of Georgia. She is the author of The Right Tools: A Guide to Selecting, Evaluating, and Implementing Classroom Resources and Practices. Towanda brings almost 20 years of professional experience to each of her sessions. Her workshops are engaging and provide teachers with useful tools that allow them to reflect on their current practice. Originally an elementary school teacher, she has served as a literacy coach, adjunct professor, K–12 staff developer, and curriculum writer.

Some of her presentations at state and local conferences include, “Welcome to Comprehensionville” (Georgia Reading First Conference 2007), “Change is Not a Four-Letter Word” (Teachers of Atlanta Conference 2017), and “Creating Superhero Writers” (GDOE Summer Literacy Institute 2018). In addition to writing and consulting, Towanda serves as an Instructional Leadership Coordinator for an urban school district in Atlanta, Georgia.

You can also find Towanda online at, on Twitter at @drtharris, and in Instagram at @harrisinnovationcg.

Grades: K–5

2020-21 Heinemann PD Catalog-Journal
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