I Teach 2nd! is two days of virtual, research-based learning opportunities with a comprehensive session line-up dedicated to second grade. Training is designed to deepen content knowledge and prepare students to be college and career ready. Topics will be presented by a team of second grade experts who will speak from years of experience in the classroom setting. Participants will fill their toolbox with inspiration, information, and ideas that will rejuvenate and motivate them when they return to their classroom.
Bernadette Lambert – Bernadette is a literacy strategist and writer who teams with districts and schools across the United States designing units and lessons that engage and accelerate learners. Her experiences as a former middle school teacher and a K-12 district level literacy coach guide her as she recommends and models intentional practices to increase academic vocabulary use, weave writing across the curriculum, and support independent purposeful reading. She is the author of “Moving Beyond Quadrant A: Developing Rigor, Relevance, and Learner Engagement in Your Classroom” and “Strategy Building Bookmarks That Can Be Used With Any Text”.
Erica Roe – Erica is a second grade teacher and former kindergarten teacher with 16 years of experience in the classroom. She is passionate about finding strategies and methods that help support the different learners in her classroom. She has been recognized as the State of Texas Leadership Award winner.
Samuel Williams – Sam has taught for more than 15 years and has served as a literacy coach and as a teacher trainer. He developed curriculum for an international social skills program and was a professional development writer and trainer. Sam is the author of four books, “Sharing”, “I’m the Boss”, “Are You a Bully?”, and “It’s My Turn.”
Bryce Sizemore – Bryce is a motivating second grade teacher who believes learning should be hands-on, fun, and play-based. He loves connecting with other teachers and sharing strategies for making learning engaging and exciting for students—and teachers! Bryce is the author of the blog, “The Teaching Texan.”
How to Register: Visit the Staff Development for Educators website