How might we integrate whole class lessons, small group work, and individual conferences to support students’ growth as readers and writers? Listen in as literacy leaders, Ellin O. Keene and Dan Feigelson, join the Phenomenal Teaching Podcast to discuss ways to enhance student engagement and agency by integrating reading and writing. When teachers make these connections apparent, students comprehend more deeply, write more meaningfully, and develop individual identities as readers and writers in the world. This episode connects to the Planning, Workshop and Assessment strands of the PEBC Teaching Framework.
On June 14-15, 2023, PEBC is proud to host Ellin and Dan for our summer institute, “Reading & Writing Connections in the Literacy Workshop.” They will offer classroom-ready strategies teachers can use tomorrow and throughout the year, and share videos of integrated classrooms that highlight key practices from their new books; Radical Listening: Reading and Writing Conferences to Reach All Students by Dan Feigelson and The Literacy Studio: Redesigning the Workshop by Ellin O. Keene.
Ellin Oliver Keene has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For sixteen years she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for four years. Ellin works with schools and districts throughout the country and abroad supporting schools and districts with long-term, school-based professional development and strategic planning for literacy learning. Ellin recently published The Literacy Studio: Redesigning the Workshop for Readers and Writers which is focused on an up-to-date conceptualization of Readers/Writers’ workshop.
Dan Feigelson has worked extensively in New York City schools as a teacher, staff developer, curriculum writer, principal, and local superintendent. An early member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, he has led institutes, workshops and lab-sites around the world on the teaching of reading and writing and is a regular presenter at national conferences. His latest book Radical Listening: Reading and Writing Conferences to Reach All Students, refocuses reading and writing conferences to help all students reach their full potential. His practical approach centers on active listening―an equitable way to listen to, learn from, and guide students. He lives in Harlem and Columbia County, New York.
The “Phenomenal Teaching Podcast” is brought to you by Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) and is intended to elevate the strands of the PEBC Teaching Framework illustrated in Wendy Ward Hoffer’s book, Phenomenal Teaching. Those strands include community, planning, workshop, thinking strategies, discourse, and assessment. Thank you for joining us this season as we strive to share the stories of educators who are creating scaffolds for each and every student to ensure that classrooms and schools are places where agency, equity, and understanding can flourish.