We’re lucky enough to work with some of the most brilliant minds in the education world here at Scholastic. (Seriously, my mind is blown on an almost-daily basis.)
From Ted Hasselbring to Marilyn Burns to Milton Chen to Pam Allyn to Anne Cunningham — much of their research and expertise helps guide the development of our reading, math and early childhood programs for schools, and many of them publish professional books for educators with us as well.
We want to make them available to you too! And that’s what we’re doing with our Teacher Talks
this year — a series of five live, webcasted conversations with thought-leaders from the education world for educators and school leaders everywhere. Our lineup this year includes Pam Allyn
, David Rose
, Tim Rasinski
, Jeff Wilhelm
and Laura Robb
. It should make for some great professional development for teachers, principals, superintendents and anyone else in the education world.
There’s no cost to participate. Just register on the Teacher Talks website
, submit some questions in advance if you like, and then tune in at the predetermined time. You can submit questions during the conversation, and chat with other educators on Twitter using the #teachertalks hashtag. The video will be available for replay soon afterwards.
Here’s this year’s schedule:
Classroom Management, with Pam Allyn
Thursday, October 7, 2010, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Technology to Motivate and Differentiate, with David Rose
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Fluency, with Tim Rasinski
Thursday, January 13, 2011, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Inquiry and Motivation in English Language Arts, with Jeff Wilhelm
Thursday, February 10, 2011, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
Adolescent Literacy, with Laura Robb
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT
We hope you’ll join us!