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Empower Children to Overcome Language Barriers

Speaker: Julie Baxa
GrapeSEED Learning Specialist

Julie's Bio

Julie Baxa has over 20 years of elementary classroom teaching experience including serving as a Reading Recovery teacher. Currently a Professional Learning Specialist, Julie supports teachers in their journey to help students develop oral language as a bridge to reading and writing. Julie is also working towards her Ph.D. in Reading & Language Arts.

Literacy Data Dialogues: Focusing on the Process of Increasing Individual Student Literacy Growth (Part 2)

Speaker: Molly Funk
Core School Solutions

Molly's Bio

Molly is a highly engaging facilitator, NAESP Nationally Certified Principal Mentor and Principal Mentor Coach, and recognized expert in early literacy systems.

Educational Leadership: A Focus on the “Right Work” of the Principalship 

Speaker: Molly Funk
Core School Solutions

Molly's Bio

Molly is a highly engaging facilitator, NAESP Nationally Certified Principal Mentor and Principal Mentor Coach, and recognized expert in early literacy systems.

Shared Reading: Use ‘Big Books’ and ‘Poems’ to Build the Bridge to Independent Reading

Speaker: Jodie Shell
GrapeSEED Learning Specialist

Jodie's Bio

After an extremely rewarding career in education, GrapeSEED Professional Learning Specialist, Jodie Shell, now trains, coaches and supports GrapeSEED teachers in the United States! Jodie taught Kindergarten for 20+ years and was honored with the title of Michigan’s ‘Macomb County Teacher of the Year’ in 2009/2010. In addition to a Masters Degree in Literacy in Childhood, Jodie holds a ZA Endorsement in Early Childhood Education, as well as the TESOL Core Certificate. Jodie feels passionately that GrapeSEED empowers the children it touches, conquering language barriers and opening their future to opportunity.

Empower Children to Overcome Language Barriers

Speaker: Jodie Shell
GrapeSEED Learning Specialist

Jodie's Bio

After an extremely rewarding career in education, GrapeSEED Professional Learning Specialist, Jodie Shell, now trains, coaches and supports GrapeSEED teachers in the United States! Jodie taught Kindergarten for 20+ years and was honored with the title of Michigan’s ‘Macomb County Teacher of the Year’ in 2009/2010. In addition to a Masters Degree in Literacy in Childhood, Jodie holds a ZA Endorsement in Early Childhood Education, as well as the TESOL Core Certificate. Jodie feels passionately that GrapeSEED empowers the children it touches, conquering language barriers and opening their future to opportunity.

Recent Webinars

Literacy Data Dialogues: Focusing on the Process of Increasing Individual Student Literacy Growth (Part 1)

Speaker: Molly Funk
Core School Solutions

Molly's Bio

Molly is a highly engaging facilitator, NAESP Nationally Certified Principal Mentor and Principal Mentor Coach, and recognized expert in early literacy systems.

Character Study: Improving Comprehension through Character Development

Speaker: Julie Baxa
GrapeSEED Learning Specialist

Julie's Bio

Julie Baxa has over 20 years of elementary classroom teaching experience including serving as a Reading Recovery teacher. Currently a Professional Learning Specialist, Julie supports teachers in their journey to help students develop oral language as a bridge to reading and writing. Julie is also working towards her Ph.D. in Reading & Language Arts.

Maximizing Financial Resources to Support a Comprehensive Literacy Framework

Speaker: Molly Funk
Core School Solutions

Molly's Bio

Molly is a highly engaging facilitator, NAESP Nationally Certified Principal Mentor and Principal Mentor Coach, and recognized expert in early literacy systems.

The Power of Question: Part 2

Speaker: Julie Baxa
GrapeSEED Learning Specialist

Julie's Bio

Julie Baxa has over 20 years of elementary classroom teaching experience including serving as a Reading Recovery teacher. Currently a Professional Learning Specialist, Julie supports teachers in their journey to help students develop oral language as a bridge to reading and writing. Julie is also working towards her Ph.D. in Reading & Language Arts.

The Power of Question: Part 1

Speaker: Julie Baxa
GrapeSEED Learning Specialist

Julie's Bio

Julie Baxa has over 20 years of elementary classroom teaching experience including serving as a Reading Recovery teacher. Currently a Professional Learning Specialist, Julie supports teachers in their journey to help students develop oral language as a bridge to reading and writing. Julie is also working towards her Ph.D. in Reading & Language Arts.

Living in Poverty Affects Our Children: You Can Help

Speaker: Jodie Shell
GrapeSEED Learning Specialist

Jodie's Bio

After an extremely rewarding career in education, GrapeSEED Professional Learning Specialist, Jodie Shell, now trains, coaches and supports GrapeSEED teachers in the United States! Jodie taught Kindergarten for 20+ years and was honored with the title of Michigan’s ‘Macomb County Teacher of the Year’ in 2009/2010. In addition to a Masters Degree in Literacy in Childhood, Jodie holds a ZA Endorsement in Early Childhood Education, as well as the TESOL Core Certificate. Jodie feels passionately that GrapeSEED empowers the children it touches, conquering language barriers and opening their future to opportunity.

Identifying and Supporting Early Readers Who Are Not Making Adequate Literacy Gains

Speaker: Molly Funk
Core School Solutions

Molly's Bio

Molly is a highly engaging facilitator, NAESP Nationally Certified Principal Mentor and Principal Mentor Coach, and recognized expert in early literacy systems.

Empower Children to Overcome Language Barriers

Speaker: Jodie Shell
GrapeSEED Learning Specialist

Jodie's Bio

After an extremely rewarding career in education, GrapeSEED Professional Learning Specialist, Jodie Shell, now trains, coaches and supports GrapeSEED teachers in the United States! Jodie taught Kindergarten for 20+ years and was honored with the title of Michigan’s ‘Macomb County Teacher of the Year’ in 2009/2010. In addition to a Masters Degree in Literacy in Childhood, Jodie holds a ZA Endorsement in Early Childhood Education, as well as the TESOL Core Certificate. Jodie feels passionately that GrapeSEED empowers the children it touches, conquering language barriers and opening their future to opportunity.

What Leaders Need to Know about Supporting Struggling Readers 

Speaker: Molly Funk
Core School Solutions

Molly's Bio

Molly is a highly engaging facilitator, NAESP Nationally Certified Principal Mentor and Principal Mentor Coach, and recognized expert in early literacy systems.

The GrapeSEED Experience: GrapeSEED in Action at Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District 

Speaker: Lynn Steelman
ESL Program Director, Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District

The Impact?

Join us for a webinar presentation of how GrapeSEED accelerated English language acquisition for the students at Melvindale-Northern Allen Park School District. Find out first-hand why the GrapeSEED program works to help children overcome language barriers!

The GrapeSEED Experience: GrapeSEED in Action at Springport Elementary

Speaker: Janis Sanford
Principal, Springport Elementary

The Impact?

GrapeSEED is part of a balanced literacy approach at Springport Elementary. Our program has helped them become a reward school, meaning that their literacy scores are in the top of the state.

Upcoming Conferences

 

Date State Name Come Meet Us
 Feb 6 – 8  GA  KSU ESOL Conference Save My Spot
 Feb 12 – 14  IL  Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Conference
 April 11 – 14  PA  PHSA Annual Conference Save My Spot
 April 18  PA GrapeSEED Discovery Day Save My Spot
 May 2  NJ  English Language Learner’s Summit
 May 10 – 12  FL  SS TESOL (Sunshine State TESOL)
 May 30 – June 1  NJ  NJ TESOL / NJBE Spring Conference