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News, tips, & resources curated for Canadian educators
Welcome to the November 2021 edition of Learning and Leading.

Our focus this month is literacy leadership and instruction. Within this newsletter you’ll find the latest in Solution Tree professional development resources, events, and professional learning to support classroom and whole-school literacy learning.

We also want to remind you that you are invited to become a reviewer for Solution Tree and help us continue developing resources and services to meet the needs of Canadian educators from coast to coast. If you are interested in participating, drop us a note.

Have a great November!

—Solution Tree Education Canada
New and Best-selling Books
A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary
A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary
By Kathy Tuchman Glass and Karen Power
 
 
Aligned to the Every Teacher Is a Literacy Teacher series, this guide outlines how to take urgent action to increase literacy rates in your PLC.
 
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A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Secondary
A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Secondary
By Daniel M. Argentar, Katherine A. N. Gillies, Maureen M. Rubenstein, Brian Wise, and Michelle Garlick
 
 
An essential leadership resource in the Every Teacher Is a Literacy Teacher series, this valuable guide explores how to lead literacy instruction in a secondary setting.
 
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Authentic Literacy Instruction
Authentic Literacy Instruction
By Billy Eastman and Amy Rasmussen
 
 
Cultivate a thriving English classroom that inspires students to grow into highly capable readers, writers, listeners, and speakers.
 
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Literacy Reframed
Literacy Reframed
By Robin J. Fogarty, Gene M. Kerns and Brian M. Pete
 
 
Despite reform efforts, reading growth has flatlined. With this book, you will discover a game-changing new way to think about—and teach—literacy.
 
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The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading
The New Art and Science of Teaching Reading
By Julia A. Simms and Robert J. Marzano
 
 
Discover a model for reading development and 100+ targeted instructional strategies designed to help every student become a proficient reader.
 
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The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing
The New Art and Science of Teaching Writing
By Kathy Tuchman Glass and Robert J. Marzano
 
 
Using a clear, well-organized structure, the authors apply the strategies originally introduced in The New Art and Science of Teaching to the teaching of writing.
 
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On-site and Online
Professional Development
Solution Tree Literacy Professional Learning offers the most effective literacy teaching strategies to your school or district to ensure all students succeed. Count on our literacy experts to help you meet your state’s standards for literacy and integrate academic reading comprehension and language development across all content areas. Learn more »
Expert Spotlight
Karen Power
Karen Power is an educational presenter and a former teacher, principal, superintendent, and senior advisor for professional learning and leadership. Karen has implemented the PLC process both as a principal and as a superintendent, and for several years, she has supported collaborative work in schools to meet the needs of students. Request PD »
Upcoming Events
Virtual Workshop
Shifting the Monkey: How to Prevent Educator Burnout Virtual Workshop
Virtual Event | November 10, 2021
 
 
Based on the best-selling book Shifting The Monkey, this brand-new workshop will help you and your team become more effective when dealing with negative people in your classroom and school.
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Virtual Summit
The Virtual Summit on RTI at Work™
Virtual Event | March 30–April 1, 2022
Deepen your expertise with sessions on behavior, scheduling, English learners, leadership teams, progress monitoring and more designed to increase individual and collective efficacy. Learn directly from experts who have firsthand experience implementing the RTI at Work™ process.
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Free Resources
Free Chapter
Free chapter
Access a free chapter from A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary to explore the specific components for teaching literacy
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Free Reproducible
Free reproducible
Use this figure from A Leader’s Guide to Reading and Writing in a PLC at Work®, Elementary to help you build tight expectations for literacy components.
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The Solution Tree Blog
Strengthen Your Skills in Literacy Leadership
By Karen Power and Kathy Tuchman Glass
Striking the balance of a focus on management and leadership is a daily dilemma for school and district leaders. Never has this been more critical or obvious than the school year that is…
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Karen Power and Kathy Tuchman Glass
Videos to watch and share
Video
In this Marzano Resources webinar, Robert J. Marzano details his analysis of more than 8,000 basic, advanced, and academic vocabulary terms for grades K–5 and explains how to design a schoolwide plan for comprehensive vocabulary instruction.
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Video
Watch this Solution Tree webinar featuring writing expert Kathy Tuchman Glass to gain research-based instructional practices and hands-on strategies for opinion and argumentation in grades 4–10.
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Additional Reading & Listening
Featured Article
Exploring Identity During Independent Reading
By Kasey Short
Article: Exploring Identity During Independent Reading
Independent reading is a consistent aspect of my eighth-grade English class that increases reading comprehension skills, builds vocabulary, and fosters a love of reading. Throughout the year I create…
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Featured Article
Unmasking Hidden Heroes through Creative Writing
By Rachel Holland-McLeod and Suparna Roy
Article: Unmasking Hidden Heroes through Creative Writing
It was September, the start of a new school year. Lunchtime was almost over and I remember leaning over the shiny wooden dining hall tables of Ackerman Hall to pitch an idea to my colleague…
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Lori Veres
For more information on Solution Tree Education Canada
resources and PD, please contact Lori Veres at [email protected].
Are you an avid reader of professional books for K–12 educators? We are looking for reviewers to provide feedback on new books in development. If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please let us know by emailing [email protected]
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