Unlocking Opportunities by Deciding Not to “Do It All”-Wired Wednesday Webinar 3/7/2018

Join us at Woodland Intermediate, Gurnee (1115 N. Hunt Club Rd Gurnee, IL 60031) 6:00-8:00 pm on March 7, 2018, to collaborate with colleagues through a moderated discussion and then learn how to not “Do It All” with Janet Allen.  Refreshments will be provided are included in the $10.00 registration fee.


With ever-changing educational mandates, new programs, and many voices about best practice, it can become challenging to unlock what matters most in terms of our students’ literacy and learning. In this webinar, Janet will share how she learned to “stand on the shoulders of giants” to help re ne her thinking and practice to meet the needs of students in her care. Finally, she will discuss the importance of choosing how to balance literacy so we can decide not to do it all in order to do what really matters—for us and our students.


allen-big.jpgJanet Allen is one of the most prominent and outspoken literacy advocates in the country. A former elementary school teacher and university instructor, hundreds of teachers attend her seminars each year. Her books Words, Words, Words: Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12 and Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading have been praised by elementary and secondary school teachers, education professors, adult literacy advocates, and ESL instructors. Dr. Allen lives in Orlando, Florida.Christine Landaker has been teaching for the last ten years; her first nine were in urban and suburban schools in Orlando, Florida. Her first love is history and the social studies, followed closely by her love of reading and English. She has seamlessly combined the two in her classroom. Christine is currently an 8th grade English teacher at Pierce Middle School in Milton, Massachusetts.