Upcoming events list

Layering Text to Support Understanding and Discourse

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This session will explore the value of planning intentional read alouds to engage learners in inquiry and discourse around content (history, math, science, art, music) topics. We will share a model of a read aloud with layered text that will engage readers with content, deepen comprehension and promote discourse in written and spoken conversation.

Join Dr. Suze Gilbert, Lead Faculty for Reading Specialty and Literacy at Lipscomb University’s College of Education for this presentation.

Event date(s): 
September 28, 2022
Event time(s): 
11:00am - Noon (Central Time)

Coaching Academy: Models & Practices


The Ayers Institute Coaching Academy: Coaching Models and Practices is structured to equip new coaches and build capacity in current coaches through interactive instruction and relevant practice focused on the skills necessary for coaching. Participants will engage in explicit instruction to explore the skills of committed listening, paraphrasing, presuming positivity, and providing reflective feedback, and then practice these skills throughout the sessions.

Event date(s): 
January 24 - 25, 2023
Event time(s): 
8:00am to 3:00pm (Central Time) each day