Round Table Event: Effective, Non-typical Literacy Assessment with Equity in Mind

Join us for a round table discussion addressing literacy-based virtual and in-person assessments that will allow teachers to glean the best data while being sensitive to Covid-related social and emotional health of students and keep equity as a focus.

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Our Presenters:

Jennifer Barone

Jen Barone has been observing and supporting the growth of children since she was 12 – first as a babysitter and then as a camp counselor and coach. It’s where she learned that kids will grow leaps and bounds when the learning is hidden in FUN. She later added on 6 formal years in the elementary classroom, and 8 years as a Reading Teacher with intervention, Reading Recovery, literacy coaching, consulting for curriculum work and professional development of teachers, and adjunct teaching with UCONN. Her writing has been published in The Reading Teacher and ASCD Smartbrief, and featured in The Marshall Memo.

Pamela Khairallah

Pamela J. Khairallah is an avid reader and writer who believes all students come to learning with strengths and interests to springboard instruction. Her teaching career included time in preschool, first and second grade classrooms, and time as a reading teacher. Pamela became a literacy coach for grades k-8 and then a district curriculum leader where she oversaw grade K-5 literacy interventionists and coaches, library and media specialists, and the English Language Learner departments. She is passionate about children’s literature and teaching and learning through text sets. Her writing has been published in The Reading Teacher and ASCD Smartbrief, and featured in The Marshall Memo.

Colleen Morello

Colleen Morello is currently a language arts specialist with the Fairfield Public Schools. Colleen provides literacy intervention for students in grades K-5. She also coaches K-5 teachers in the classroom in the areas of literacy. Colleen has worked on multiple district curriculum and assessment committees to write/revise units of study and curriculum implementation documents as well developing assessment protocols and guidelines for district assessments.

Colleen worked for LitLife Inc. providing districts across Connecticut with in-school coaching and professional development opportunities as well as curriculum writing and revisions to implementation guides.

Colleen is a co-author of the book “30 Big Ideas to Small Group Instruction” with Michael Rafferty.