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Teaching Reading In The Workshop Model

Join LAPDA, Karen Heath & Lindy Johnson at Barre Town School


Professional Learning that will further enhance your practice in Teaching Reading through the Workshop Model

Begins September 14, 2017


Course Description:

This course will be devoted to enhancing reading instruction through the Workshop Model. This will include learning about, planning and practicing various methods of reading instruction. A combination of readings, lesson planning, simulations, blogging, and analysis of video clips will be included. Content of the course will be largely based on Units of Study for Reading  by Lucy Calkins and Colleagues.



Participants will need a copy of Units of Study for Reading  by Calkins and Colleagues for their selected grade level.


Lindy Johnson: Lindy Johnson has served many roles in her career in education and is currently a Literacy Coordinator in the Barre Supervisory Union. She is a trained Reading Recovery Teacher, former classroom teacher, worked for the Vermont Department of Education, and has been an adjunct faculty member at UVM for over 10 years. She earned her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Education from the University of Florida.

Karen Heath: Karen Heath is a seasoned educator with over 20 years of classroom experience teaching English Language Arts in grades 3-12. She currently serves as a district literacy specialist for the Barre Supervisory Union in Barre, Vermont where she oversees literacy curriculum, assessment, and instruction and collaborates daily with teachers and students. She has great interest in the idea of literacy as a vehicle for understanding science, social studies and other content areas. Karen holds a BA from Middlebury College and an M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. She was named Vermont Teacher of the Year in 2005. She teaches graduate courses and presents workshops around Vermont, specializing most recently in Literacy and the Common Core.

Both Lindy and Karen have previously collaborated with author Beth Moore in teaching both Reading and Writing in the Workshop Model.