KEYNOTES AND GENERAL SESSIONS
Here are some of Lori Jamison’s most popular sessions for teachers. Workshops may be extended and combined to suit your time frame, from 60 minutes to full day.
Contact Lori at firstname.lastname@example.org to customize a program for your professional development needs.
VULNERABLE LEARNERS: “With Promise” not “At Risk”
Lori believes that we need to stop thinking about our most vulnerable learners as “at risk” and instead to start thinking of them as “with promise.” In this way, we can focus on meeting students where they are on the learning continuum and scaffolding them to higher levels of proficiency. In her session, Lori will share new ways of thinking about classroom structures to meet the needs of all the students in the class, with practical ideas for incorporating explicit literacy instruction into a joyful learning environment.
THE COMPREHENSION CONNECTION: Fantastic Five Strategies
Comprehension isn’t just one of the pillars of reading; it’s the foundation of reading. Nothing else matters if you don’t have comprehension! In this session, we’ll look at best practices in teaching reading – and building a metacognitive foundation of five basic comprehension strategies.
Reading TO, WITH and BY Students
From read-alouds (I DO) to independent reading (YOU DO), each routine plays an important and unique role in reading development. We’ll look at classroom structures for each, with particular emphasis on the WE DO – shared and guided reading.
WRITING: ALL DAY, EVERY DAY
Research tells us that the most effective schools incorporate writing into every subject at every grade level all day long. In this session, we’ll discuss the what, why and how of making “writing to learn” an important part of every day.
WHAT TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LORI’S PRESENTATIONS
‘You are great to listen to and teach from your heart. Thank you for sharing and helping me be a better teacher.” –Lorna McCurry
“Your enthusiasm and love for literacy are infectious.” – Maria Branco Hays
“Thank you so much for a well-presented, energetic, informative session! To me, a good session gives me at least one idea I can try in my classroom. You’ve given me several I’m anxious to try!” – Gail Jenkins
“Thank you for a most enjoyable, engaging day. You have a wonderful sense of humour and an excellent presentation style. The varied activities based on strong research were very useful.” – Michael Lysakowski