K-12 Literacy Conference

Session 4, Workshop 15: Reviving Staff Collaboration: Steps to Restore and Renew Community in Challenging Times, K-12

Deirdre Spollen-LaRaia & Pamela Koutrakos

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Today’s Gathering has pre-recorded sessions (to allow greater flexibility for presenters and tech hosts during the pandemic).
This means:
  • Keep your eye on the time! You will see the session from the start, not live in progress… don’t miss the next one!
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[su_row]Deirdre Spollen-LaRaia is an associate of The Educator Collaborative network.

Deirdre Spollen-LaRaia is a Middle School Principal in Paramus, NJ., with over 25 years of experience in public education in New York City and several communities in New Jersey. She has taught at the elementary and middle school level and served as a Literacy Coach, Assistant Principal, Supervisor of Special Education, Literacy & ESL Supervisor, and Principal at the elementary and middle school level. Simultaneously she serves as an adjunct professor for Saint Elizabeth University in the Masters and Doctoral Programs for Educational Leadership, where she obtained an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. She has presented topics on literacy coaching, nonfiction reading, inclusion, and teacher evaluation at NCTE, IRA, NJSBA, NJASCD, TheEdCollab, and was a part of the Professional Development Faculty at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. Deirdre has written articles on teacher evaluation, PARCC assessment, and school culture for Think Teachers and NJASCD publications. She is passionate about her work in Instructional Coaching, supporting teachers’ growth and leadership, and the transformative work in School Culture & Climate, including elevating student voice and ownership. Follow her on Twitter @DslDspollen [/su_row] [su_row]Pamela Koutrakos is an experienced educator who has worked as a teacher, instructional coach, and consultant. She is the author of Word Study That Sticks: Best Practices K-6) and The Word Study That Sticks Companion: Classroom-Ready Tools for teachers and Students, K-6 and Mentor Texts That Multitask: A Less-Is-More Approach to Integrated Literacy Instruction, K-8. Pam has blogged for ILA, NCTE, CCIRA, Learning Without Tears, MiddleWeb, Gravity Goldberg LLC, and Corwin Connect. She regularly presents at conferences and events across the country. Connect with Pam on Twitter (@PamKou), Instagram (@Pam.Kou), and LinkedIn [/su_row]

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