We strive to bring you authentic learning, professional development, and the support you need for your writing classroom. This is why we’re introducing Writable Academy Webinars. In this series of online events, we’ll bring experts in the field of literacy instruction directly to you to share their insights, best practices, and recommendations for the writing classroom. Whether you’re able to attend or not, be sure to sign up, as we’ll always send out the recording!
In our first Webinar, Shaelynn Farnsworth and Greg Garner, both deeply experienced instructional coaches in the fields of literacy and technology, shared how you can create a culture of literacy coaching in your school or district by defining beliefs, instituting effective coaching practices, and implementing supportive resources. Whether you’re a coach, curriculum director, PLC leader, model teacher, school leader, or teacher, incorporating a culture of coaching into literacy instruction can improve outcomes for students and educators alike.
Are you part of a full coaching program, looking to implement one for literacy, or simply looking for tips on self-coaching in the classroom? This webinar will provide the professional learning and support you need.
Meet the Hosts
Coach, Consultant, and Educator
Shaelynn is a leader in the convergence between literacy and technology. As a high school teacher, she redefined her English classroom as not only a place to learn about literature but also explore how technology is shaping the future of communications. She continues this exploration as a consultant focusing on technology, literacy, differentiation, and systemic change. Shaelynn is a staff developer, literacy coach, and supports districts in the implementation of initiatives. She is a MIEExpert, Google Certified Innovator, Apple Teacher, and has training in Project-Based Learning from the Buck Institute, Visible Learning with Hattie, Instructional Coaching, and K-12 Literacy Best Practices.
Coach, Learner, Facilitator, and Action Designer
Greg is a middle school teacher turned instructional coach turned corporate learning facilitator. He has served as an advisor, consultant, and contract facilitator to education startups in learning management, instructional design, literacy, computer science, and instructional coaching evaluation. He holds degrees in business and education technology and is currently pursuing his PhD in Design, researching the changes in learning outcomes that result from an experiential expectation gap for virtual reality-based learning experiences. Greg and his wife Amanda live in Durham, NC with three dogs and attend more than a few Durham Bulls baseball games each year.
Looking for more professional development? Check out our podcast, Writing Matters with Dr. Troy Hicks, explore our blog, and join our Writable Educators or #WritingMatters Twitter chat to connect with educators like yourself around writing instruction!