Speaking Engagements


Upcoming Speaking Engagements:

  • Burlinton, Vermont: Planning Writing Units of Study
  • Washington Township, New Jersey: In classroom demonstratons and coaching
  • Victor, New York: In classroom demonstrations and coaching
  • South Colonie, New York: Workshops, classroom demonstrations and coaching
  • The Bronx New School (PS 51):  Classroom demonstrations and coaching
  • Mohonasen, New York:  Workshops and classroom demonstrations and coaching
  • Menands, New York:  Presentations on Quality Writing Instruction and Planning A Yearlong Calendar
  • Internatonal School of London: Workshops, classroom demonstrations and coaching
  • Cobham International School: Workshops, demonstration lessons and coaching
  • NCTE: Planning Writing Units of Study That Ignite Teacher and Student Curiosity (with Karen Cohen Caine, Patty Vitale Reilly and Claire Noonan)
  • Literacy For All : Sticky Teaching
  • The National Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Conference: Using Conversation To Inspire and Instruct Writers

Previous Speaking Engagements


  • Roessleville Elementary School:  Lifting the Level of Writing Workshop
  • Broadalbin-Perth Central School District:  Demonstration Lessons/Writing Workshop
  • Boces 2 Workshop Series:  Lifting the Level of Writing Workshop
  • Project Write Now: Keynote Speech:  Share Sessions in the Writing Workshop
  • HFM Boces:  Writing Workshop
  • Boces 2 CIPD:  Lifting the Level of Writing Workshop
  • Berkeley Intermediate School:  Writing Workshop
  • Champlain Valley Educator Developer Center: Lifting the Level of Writing Workshop



  • Neptune, NJ: Deepening Writing Workshop
  • Waterford-Halfmoon Union Free School District: Writing Workshop
  • Hola Charter School: Writing Workshop
  • Danbury, CT: Presentation on Supporting Struggling Writers
  • Keynote Speaker at Third Annual Educators Institute (March 12th, 2016): Self-Directed Writers
  • Louise Spencer Elementary School, Newark, New Jersey: Writing Workshop
  • East Village Community School: New York, New York: Deepening Writing Workshop
  • St Albans, Vermont: Classroom demonstrations and coaching



  • Union Beach, NJ: Writing Workshop
  • Schuylerville School District: Leadership Training for Grade Leaders; Launching the Writing Workshop
  • Danbury, CT:  Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers
  • Washington Township, NJ: Writing Workshop
  • Questar III BOCES, NY: Presentation on Planning a Year-Long Curriculum for Writing
  • Hilton, NY: Presentation on Launching the Writing Workshop



  • Lansingburgh, NY: Writing Workshop
  • South Glens Falls, NY: Writing Workshop
  • Shenendehowa School District: Study Groups for Self-Directed Writers
  • The Learning Institute at The American School of London: Planning Non-Fiction Units of Study
  • Ogdensburg, NY: Launching the Writing Workshop
  • Schenectady, New York Summer Institute: Guided Reading, Book Introductions, and Planning Writing Common Core Aligned Units of Study



  • PS 230: Advanced Writing Workshop
  • Children’s First Network: Workshop Series on Planning Common Core Aligned Writing Units of Study
  • Soar Charter School: Writing Workshop
  • Swanton, VT: Reading and Writing Workshop
  • Learning Community Charter School: Creating a School-Wide Plan for Writing Workshop



  • Burlington, VT: Planning Non-Fiction Units of Study
  • Berlin, CT: Launching the Writing Workshop
  • Harrison, NY: Launching the Writing Workshop
  • Danbury, CT: Leadership Training for Coaches
  • Newark, NJ: Reading/Writing Connection
  • Berkley Heights: Reading Workshop
  • Featured Presenter at Literacy For All (November 7): Creating Self-Directed Writers



  • Teaching Out of The Box Summer Institute (August 7-8th, 2012): Presenter and Keynote Speaker

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  • Literacy For All Conference: (November 6th, 2012): Teaching and Planning Towards Self-Directed Learners

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