Literacy Professional Development Opportunities

March 5 – Carl Anderson workshop – Heinemann. Hampton NH -Conferring with Student Writers:

Meeting the new writing standards gr. 2-8

contact Karen Cook ( for discount info

March 8 – Maine Reading Assn – Dave Burgess – Teach Like a Pirate. Auburn Maine


March 22 – Kelly Gallagher – award winning author of Readicide – North Conway NH (Penny Kittle‘s school)

NOTE: This is close to being full already, don’t delay. It’s a Saturday, and it’s $25!


March 27 – Pat Johnson UMaine Orono – Supporting Struggling Readers gr. 3-5


March 28 – MCELA – Northport –

April 11 – Gay Su Pinnell – Stowe VT

(contact Karen Cook for info) not Maine but a rare opportunity within driving distance

April 16 – Jennifer Serravalo – Heinemann workshop – Teaching Reading in Small Groups. focus gr. 1-6

Jenn is the author of the newly released Literacy Teacher’s Playbook. Outstanding presenter.

Contact Karen Cook for discount info

May 9-12 IRA – opportunity for invitation to VIP events with Lucy Calkins/Fountas and Pinnell

contact Karen Cook (

June 22-25 or 26 – 7th Annual Boothbay Literacy Retreat – Heinemann institute – Spruce Point Inn Boothbay Harbor

Led by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, faculty Penny Kittle, Linda Rief, Chris Crutcher

This year’s special guest faculty Lester Laminack,  Donalyn Miller

contact Karen Cook for more info (

Nov 2-4 – Literacy for All – Providence RI

contact Karen Cook for VIP event invitation info (

Nov. 20-23 – NCTE – Washington DC

contact Karen Cook for VIP event invitation info (

Heinemann’s Digital Campus – offering free trial of a course. Heinemann’s authors teach the courses!


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