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Book Study Virtual Series: Shifting the Balance (Northeast Region)
2/7/2023 - 4/11/2023
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern

Location: Virtual on Zoom

Please use a unique email address for each attendee you are registering.

Event Description

Book Study Virtual Series: Shifting the Balance

Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates 

This book study is comprised of three one-hour informal Zoom sessions. The discussion will focus on K–2 literacy instruction. Each session is from 5:00–6:00 pm ET. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book

Who Should Attend: School teachers, coaches, and leaders

Book Study Schedule

Session 1: Tuesday, February 7 at 5:00 PM ET
Introduction & Shift 1: During this first session participants will get to know one another, share what brought them to the book study, and begin to explore the content. The discussion will focus on the science behind comprehension instruction and shifts that might be needed to best support students in the K–2 literacy classroom. Please read the introductions and Shift 1 before the session.

Session 2: Tuesday, March 7 at 5:00 PM ET
Shifts 2 & 3: Participants will discuss the science behind phonemic awareness and phonics. They will share their experiences and consider ways to bring the science to life in their classrooms.

Session 3: Tuesday, April 11 at 5:00 PM ET
Shifts 4, 5, & 6: Participants will explore what scientific research reveals about high-frequency word instruction, how young children engage with text, and the types of texts that are most supportive of early reading development. Participants will reflect on how the book study will impact their instructional practices moving forward.

These sessions are complimentary and will not be recorded.

Meet the Hosts

Kari Steck is Manager of Educational Partnerships for Wisconsin. Kari is a proud 3rd generation Wisconsin educator. She began her journey as a Special Education Teacher, and most recently was a Director of Special Education and Pupil Services. Kari has extensive experience with curriculum and instruction, MTSS, and PBIS. Kari also is an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Wisconsin.

Kari has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin in Special Education, and a M.Ed, also from UW.

Kari enjoys traveling and attending Badger football games with her husband and two sons.

Nicole Campbell is the Ohio/Kentucky Manager of Educational Partnerships for Collaborative Classroom. She has over 20 years in education as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and ELA teacher. She has taught collegiate courses in Literacy, Phonics and Early Childhood; published work in Reading Teacher Magazine; and presented at national conferences. She holds a M.Ed in Literacy, an Ohio Reading Specialist License, and a B.A. in Elementary Education. She also has Reading Recovery and Orton Gillingham certifications. 

Nicole is passionate about equity in literacy access, children’s exposure to rich literature, and social-emotional development.

Nicole reads often and listens to podcasts such as Unlocking Us and Armchair Expert. She publishes her personal writing on Medium and enjoys walking, hiking, and yoga.  

Nicole has a proud, blended family with five sons. Her mantra at home: “It is good to be queen.”

Nancy Osko is the Northern Ohio Manager of Educational Partnerships for Collaborative Classroom. She has over 25 years of experience. Her many undertakings include a focus on teaching and learning, literacy coaching, and supporting administrative leadership in various districts across the United States. She emphasizes a collaborative leadership style that seeks innovative solutions when supporting districts in building a sustainable Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). 

Nancy holds a Master’s in Educational Leadership and B.A. in Elementary Education. She also has additional certifications in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Wilson Reading Level 1, and Orton Gillingham, and is a National Facilitator for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). 

Nancy has been an active board member of the Northern Ohio Dyslexic Association (NOBIDA) for the past ten years and currently serves on their executive board.

She is married, and has a daughter, a stepson, and three dogs.

Jeremy Hyler was a teacher for almost 22 years ​b
efore joining Collaborative Classroom in 2021 as a Manager of Educational Partnerships. During his career as an educator, Jeremy taught mostly middle school (6–8) and was a department head and part of school- and district-wide improvement teams for several years. 

Besides being a classroom teacher, Jeremy has spent the last eleven years as a teacher consultant for the Chippewa River Writing Project at Central Michigan University. In addition, he is a Media Literacy Innovator for KQED. He has presented at many state and national conferences as well as internationally. 

Jeremy holds a master’s degree in Middle Level Education from Walden University and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Alma College. 

A Routledge author, Jeremy has co-authored three books: Create, Compose, Connect!: Reading, Writing, and Learning with Digital ToolsFrom Texting to Teaching: Grammar Instruction in a Digital Age; and Ask, Explore, Write!: An Inquiry-Driven Approach to Science and Literacy Learning. Jeremy has contributed to other professional books and articles as well.

Questions? Please contact events@collaborativeclassroom.org.