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Speaking Topics

  • Supporting emergent reading and writing
  • Writing workshop and the writing process
  • Charts and tools for independence
  • Engaging young children in playful literacy

Speaker Profile

Kristine Mraz is coauthor—with Christine Hertz—of the new Kids First from Day One, which provides a practical blueprint for increasing the child-centeredness of your teaching practice. Kristi and Christine previously teamed up for the bestselling A Mindset for Learning, which provides practical and powerful strategies for cultivating optimism, flexibility, and empathy alongside traditional academic skills. Kristi is also coauthor—with Marjorie Martinelli—of Smarter Charts and Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies. Their popular blog, chartchums, keeps teachers in touch with ongoing and relevant classroom issues and ways to use charts as a support.

Kristi is a recent transplant to southern California, where she will be writing and consulting until the classroom calls again. She primarily supports teachers in early literacy, play, and inquiry-based learning. You can follow all of her adventures on Twitter @MrazKristine.

Grades: K–5

2020-21 Heinemann PD Catalog-Journal
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