Seminars/Webinars

LitLife’s Executive Director and Team Leaders regularly bring their literacy education expertise to seminars at conferences across the country. Every seminar is packed with practical suggestions, innovative teaching methods, proven techniques, and plenty of support in the invaluable work of teaching reading and writing. LitLife Leaders share books, lessons, units and strategies to help you craft your teaching. LitLife’s seminars are immediate and engaging: with video clips and other multimedia, role-plays, and transcripts, they use active, lively learning.

LitLife also runs its own LitLink seminars in various locations in New York, where expert speakers and master teachers share suggestions and strategies for effective, joyful teaching. Past topics have included time management, conferring, content area writing, unit building, classroom organization, literacy coaching, gender issues, comprehension strategies and narrative writing. Featuring the top names in education, LitLink workshops provide an incredible learning opportunity with the finest practitioners and experts in the field. Past speakers have included Richard Allington, Judy Davis, Georgia Heard, Shelley Harwayne, Lester Laminack, Tim Rasinski, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels and Kelly Gallagher.

Come join us for support and guidance in this important work.

Register: Please email seminars@litlifeinfo.com or call us at 914-479-0199 to find out if there are any LitLife seminars coming up in your area, or to make arrangements for bringing a LitLife Leader to your conference to run a seminar!

GETideas.org Education Hangout on Air:
A Conversation with Innovative Education Leaders

April 24, 2013

An inspiring and informational discussion on the future of digital content in modern learning environments, the new shape of ‘leadership’ in education, and much more! Featuring LitLife’s own Pam Allyn, Jim Gerry, Roz Hussin, Chip Kimball, Stephanie Pace Marshall, Alan November, and Mike Searson.

View the recording here.

Pearson Common Core Institute Webinars:

Topic: “A Flipped Webinar! Catch Us in the Act of Close Reading!”
Pam Allyn & Debbie Lera, LitLife Team Members
March 28, 2013

Pam Allyn, Executive Director and Founder of LitLife Inc. & LitWorld and Literacy Education Expert, and Debbie Lera, Literacy Consultant, LitLife Inc., will send you in advance of this webinar a video sample of their own close reading lessons and then invite you to a special webinar to try out the flipped approach, with just us educators! Close reading is an art and also a technique that can help our students delve deeply into text, come to love it, use it, admire it, and be empowered by it. The videos will highlight key techniques Pam and Debbie have developed for the Core-Ready approach, and then you will have a chance to hear more from them on the webinar about the practice, and how we can all use it to inspire our instruction.

View this webinar here.

Topic: “Helping Our Struggling Readers and Writers: A Toolbox for Strength”
Pam Allyn & Debbie Lera, LitLife Team Members
March 14, 2013

Pam Allyn, Executive Director and Founder of LitLife Inc. & LitWorld and Literacy Education Expert, and Debbie Lera, Literacy Consultant, LitLife Inc., share ways we can most support our struggling readers and writers in this common core era. They will identify key areas of growth for all students, and how our most struggling kids struggle at different times. They will discuss dynamic methods in their Core Ready toolbox for differentiating instruction as we work with a class full of unique kids. They will discuss ways to identify where struggle comes from and best practice strategies for how to address it. A lively discussion between two experts on a very serious topic.

View this webinar here.

Topic: “Demystifying Close-Reading: Deep Analysis of Text that Teachers and Students Love”
Pam Allyn & Debbie Lera, LitLife Team Members
October 23, 2012

Renowned literacy advocate Pam Allyn and master teacher leader, LitLife Director Debbie Lera will guide you through a step by step “how to” on the art and practice of close reading. Using sample texts, Pam and Debbie will bring close reading to life and inspire students to go deep, think deep and find the core of who they are as readers, writers, speakers and listeners, using the foundations of text to spur them forward.

View this webinar here.

Topic: “Be Core Ready: Design Your Space, Your Library and More to Set Up for Common Core Standards Success”
Pam Allyn & Debbie Lera, LitLife Team Members
October 2, 2012

Renowned literacy advocate Pam Allyn and master teacher leader, LitLife Director Debbie Lera will present practical, down to earth ideas for how to make the CCSS a reality in your rooms this school year. Join them for a lively presentation on how to make the spaces around you and your students reflect the big ideas of the Common Core State Standards.

View this webinar here.