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Trusting Readers: Connecting Identity, Instruction, and Independent Reading / A Virtual Mini-Workshop

Presented by Hannah Schneewind and Jennifer Scoggin

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Date and Time

A 90-minute virtual mini-workshop from 6:00pm to 7:30pm Eastern Time (ET).

  • Monday, December 13, 2021

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.


Research has established the benefits of daily, supported independent reading. Prioritizing independent reading offers students the opportunity to be purposeful, engaged learners. Additionally, students' reading identities have the power to impact their engagement and growth during independent reading. In this ninety-minute session, Jen and Hannah share a clear definition of reading identity that highlights student strengths. They offer actionable ways you can discover the evolving reading identities of your students throughout the year. Jen and Hannah also demonstrate how centering your student's reading identity leads to relevant instructional opportunities, increased student growth, and joyful independent reading.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore a new definition of reading identity.
  • Learn strategies for discovering student reading identity.
  • Learn how and why to utilize reading identity as a foundation for instructional decision-making.
  • Connect reading identity to joyful independent reading and increased student growth.

About the Presenters

Jennifer Scoggin, Ed.D, has been a teacher, speaker, curriculum writer, and literacy consultant. Jennifer's interest in the evolving identities of both students and teachers, and her passion for children's literature, led her to and inform her work.

Hannah Schneewind has been a teacher, curriculum writer, keynote speaker, and national literacy consultant. She brings with her over twenty-five years of experience. Hannah's interest in student and teacher agency and her belief in the power of books inform her work with schools.

Together, Jen and Hannah cowrote Trusting Readers: Powerful Practices for Independent Reading and are the cocreators of Trusting Readers, a group dedicated to collaborating with teachers to design high-quality literacy opportunities that invite all students to be engaged and to thrive as readers and writers.

Who Should Participate

Classroom teachers of grades K-5, literacy coaches, reading specialists, curriculum coordinators, and administrators.

Special 2021 Tuition Fee

The cost of this virtual mini-workshop is $40.00 per person. Tuition also includes access to the recorded workshop for 60 days.

Related Book

To support your learning in this workshop, we highly recommend Trusting Readers: Powerful Practices for Independent 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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12/13/2021 - 6:00-7:30pm ET, Online

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