K-12 Literacy Conference

F2020Session 3: Connecting Readers to Characters Experiencing Mental Health Disorders, K-12

Jen Wilson, Candy Mulligan, & Dr. Brooke Eisenbach

☟⬇︎ Watch here on Sept. 19th ⬇︎☟

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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 live in progress.  All sessions will be viewable from our website after today’s event, so come on back and check out other sessions you may have missed.
  • Tweet with #TheEdCollabGathering. Presenters are looking forward to connecting!

[su_row]Jennifer Wilson is an associate of The Educator Collaborative network. 

Jen Wilson has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school level and is currently serving as a high school Reading Specialist in Columbia, Maryland. She is passionate about literacy instruction, and works closely with students to help them improve their literacy skills. She also provides professional development for her school, district, and state to help teachers improve their disciplinary literacy practices. She is always looking for ways to improve her professional practice, and can often be found reading professional literature and utilizing social media resources to find ways to better serve students and teachers. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University and is currently enrolled in the Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy at Salisbury University to earn her Doctorate degree.  Follow her on Twitter @learnjenlearn. [/su_row]

[su_row]Candy Mulligan is an associate of The Educator Collaborative network. Candy Mulligan currently serves as the K-4 Supervisor of English Language Arts in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District in Somerset County, New Jersey.  In her role, she supports teachers across seven primary schools in their efforts to build a strong literacy foundation for the district’s youngest readers and writers.  Candy’s passion is exploring new and innovative ways to engage teachers in professional learning. She stands by her conviction that the most important thing students and teachers have in common is that they both need to be trusted to take ownership over their own learning.  Although she has served in a supervisory role for the past 11 years, Candy’s work with teachers is grounded by 13 years of her own experiences teaching students in 6th, 5th, 2nd and 1st grades. Follower her on Twitter @BRRSDELAK4. [/su_row] [su_row]Brooke Eisenbach is Associate Professor of Middle and Secondary Education at Lesley University. She has co-edited several books, including Queer Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the English Language Arts Curriculum and The Online Classroom: Resources for Effective Middle Level Virtual Education. She is a former middle level English and YA Literature teacher and virtual school teacher. Follow her on Twitter @BrookeEisenbach. [/su_row]

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