Region 4 Reading/Language Arts is excited to announce "Coffee Talks"! Created by our own education specialists, this new online series of short discussions is tailor-made for teachers of reading and writing. Follow us at #R4RLACoffeeTalks for new releases!
"Developmentally Appropriate Practices"
Coffee Talk #10 (released July 28, 2021)
Presented by Jane Ann Brown, Education Specialist, Reading/Language Arts Solutions
The early childhood classroom of Pre K3, PK 4s, and Kindergarten should be filled with joyful learning. The learning environment should have play-based, developmentally appropriate activities that foster curiosity, social and emotional development, and prepare children for academic learning. This coffee talk will explore creating a teaching philosophy to guide teachers as they develop appropriate learning activities to teach the whole child.
"Authentic Spelling Practice"
Coffee Talk #9 (released November 9, 2020)
Presented by Jan Cook, Dyslexia Specialist, Reading/Language Arts Solutions
Coffee Talk #8 (released September 15, 2020)
Presented by Jacqueline Williams, Reading/Language Arts Specialist
Coffee Talk #7 (released August 18, 2020)
Presented by Cathleen Raffield, Reading/Language Arts Specialist
"Veo, veo. Un juego para desarrollo de habilidades de lenguaje oral"
(iSpy. A Game to Develop Oral Language Skills)
Coffee Talk #6 (released June 25, 2020)
Presented by Alejandra Sanchez de Tagle, Prekindergarten Specialist
"Say It Like a Character"
Coffee Talk #5 (released May 20, 2020)
Presented by Gary Loss, Reading/Language Arts Specialist
Coffee Talk #4 (released May 14, 2020)
Presented by Jane Ann Brown, Early Childhood Education Specialist
Coffee Talk #3 (released May 7, 2020)
Presented by Mary Yarus, Dyslexia Specialist
Coffee Talk #2 (released April 29, 2020)
Presented by Jan Cook, Dyslexia Specialist
"A Page in One Act"
Coffee Talk #1 (released April 22, 2020)
Presented by Kristi Thaemlitz, Reading/Language Arts Specialist