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Building Strong Readers

The goal of “Building Strong Readers” is to show you how you can use the Paths to College and Career curriculum to help your students build powerful reading skills. To do this, you will explore three ways the Paths curriculum helps you develop strong readers. 

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After completing “Building Strong Readers,” you will be able to explain how Paths uses text quality to help build strong readers; describe how the Accountable Independent Reading structure in Paths helps students acquire a volume of reading; and identify three structures in the curriculum that support students in developing close reading skills. 


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Course Staff

Katanna L. Conley, Ph.D.

Katanna is a Senior Literacy Associate at Public Consulting Group. Katanna has worked extensively with districts, schools and individual teachers on creating Common Core aligned instruction and assessment. Katanna's work focuses on providing Common Core professional development to middle and high school teachers as well as coaching school and district administrators to create Common Core aligned curriculum to improve student achievement. Katanna has worked extensively on statewide projects in Maine and Indiana and has developed professional development materials for districts in Massachusetts and California. Immediately prior to joining PCG, Katanna was an Assistant Professor of Secondary Literacy Education at the University of Vermont where her research focused on reading practices and engagement with adolescents in underserved populations.

Peter Seidman, M.Ed.

Peter is a Senior Associate and Literacy Subject Matter Expert with Public Consulting Group. Peter has played a critical role on the New York State project team, developing Common Core English Language Arts curriculum and professional development resources for educators across the state. Peter has also served as client lead on the New York City and Hartford, CT projects while designing and facilitating professional learning experiences for diverse audiences of large urban district educators. He provides coaching and leadership support to schools and districts in the New York metropolitan area. Prior to joining PCG, Peter served as a coach for the New York City Department of Education’s Central Office. In this role, he supported educators in aligning their practice to the Common Core standards, and evaluated CCSS curricular resources for the Department. Peter also has served as an administrator for a charter management organization in Los Angeles.
PATHS1: Getting Started with the Paths Curriculum
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Course Code: PATHS3
Course Release: Jan 21, 2018
Estimated Effort: 1 Hour

Suggested Prerequisites:
PATHS1: Getting Started with the Paths Curriculum

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