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Notice and Note 101: Getting Started with the Signposts / A Virtual Mini-Workshop

Presented by Kylene Beers and Robert E Probst

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Special Note: In a second Spring 2022 mini-workshop Notice and Note 201, Bob and Kylene focus on the needs of teachers who are experienced with teaching the Signposts. Please choose the workshop level that is best for your professional learning needs.

Date and Time

A 90-minute virtual mini-workshop from 10:00am to 11:30am Eastern Time (ET).

  • Saturday, March 12, 2022

Please note that this virtual mini-workshop is scheduled for Eastern Time (ET). If you are in a different time zone, please plan your schedule accordingly.


Join Kylene Beers and Bob Probst for a fun, fast, and interactive morning as they take a dive into the Notice and Note Signposts for fiction texts. This mini-workshop is specifically for educators who are completely new to the Signposts or those who know a bit about them but have not yet introduced Signposts to students. Kylene and Bob will be offering examples for several of the Signposts with texts that include picture story books, chapter books, novels, and complex poems. Their goal is to get you started and to give you the language and confidence you need to move your students into the world of noticing and noting. It will be helpful if you have a copy of Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading with you, as they will refer to specific pages in the text.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn the six fiction Signposts and see how they help students read texts with more curiosity and better understanding
  • Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Signposts
  • Gather lots of titles you can use to introduce the Signposts for various grade levels

About the Presenters

Kylene Beers and Robert E. ("Bob") Probst are educational consultants who work with teachers, students, and districts across the United States and Canada. Both are secondary-certified teachers and former faculty members of universities; Kylene at the University of Houston, and Bob at Georgia State University. They have turned their research into strategies that help all readers, and especially striving readers, to reach their highest potentials. They have coauthored several books including Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction: Stances, Signposts, and Strategies. In addition, Kylene is the author of When Kids Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do and Bob is the author of Responses and Analysis. Both have received national leadership awards, held national positions for educational organizations, and provided many keynotes for national and international groups. Known for their ability to blend their research with practical tools and their long-standing dedication to equity in education, their workshops enlighten and encourage as well as entertain.

Who Should Participate

This workshop is designed specifically for classroom teachers, administrators, literacy coaches, and teacher-leaders who are new to the Notice and Note Signposts. Examples will be provided for fiction texts that span grades K-12.


The cost of this virtual mini-workshop is $40.00 per person. Tuition also includes access to the recorded workshop for 30 days.

Related Book

To support your learning in this workshop, we highly recommend Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading.


Registrants will receive multiple emails from Heinemann, including enrollment confirmation, which also serves as your tuition receipt and contains some basic instructions. If you have not received your confirmation email within 48 hours of your registration, please contact us at or 800-541-2086, ext. 1151. Approximately two days prior to the event date you will receive an email with the PD event's Zoom link and log-in instructions.

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Upcoming Dates & Locations

03/12/2022 - 10:00-11:30am ET, Online

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