Literacy Webinar Series

Reading expert Louisa Moats famously told us that "teaching reading IS rocket science." (Moats, 1999). We continue to learn more every day about the science of reading instruction and acquisition, and as teachers there is always more to know. We have enlisted a panel of literacy experts to record exclusive hour-long webinars for NW BOCES educators on a variety of early literacy topics.

Rigor is often talked about in education, yet less often clearly defined. This article addresses what rigor is and why it is important, and conversely, addresses seven myths about rigor based on this author's definition. This article has the capacity to clarify thinking with regard to how to incorporate higher levels of rigor into instruction.

Every month one of the three innovation coaches identifies a resource from the PD Market that highlights an idea, skill or strategy that we feel is applicable to all educators, and has the potential to greatly benefit students. This month I’ve selected a resource from the American Psychological Association that takes a deep dive into what it is to create strong teacher-student relationships.