Wit & Wisdom Webinars

Explore our collection of on-demand webinars showcasing innovative K–8 English language arts practices central to Wit & Wisdom®Click here to subscribe and be notified about upcoming webinars from Great Minds.

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Knowledge Building for Long-Term Success: How High-Quality Curriculum Is Transforming Education

Research shows that knowledge building should start at the outset of a child's education. What does that look like in ELA?

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Beyond the Exam: Assessment in ELA

Beyond the Exam: Assessing Student Success in ELA

When it comes to measuring your students’ success in English language arts (ELA), which factors really matter?

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Not Just Phonics; Essential Knowledge Building in K–2

Learn why knowledge is important to reading and how emerging readers can practice decoding skills while also building knowledge necessary for comprehension

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Geodes Early Literacy Webinar

Introducing Geodes, A New Approach to Early Literacy

Even when they are first learning to read, students crave books that inspire and fascinate. Learn more about Geodes, a new approach to early literacy.

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The Impact of Social-Emotional Learning on Student Achievement

What is social and emotional learning (SEL), and why are so many districts emphasizing it? Learn how you can incorporate SEL into your core curricula to foster student success.

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How Can Curriculum Create Positive Change?

How can curriculum be a lever for positive change? What are some of the biggest misconceptions in teaching literacy, and how can curriculum help address them?

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Early Literacy

Learning to Read and Reading to Learn: Early Literacy

What is the most effective way to support emerging and developing readers? Carey Swanson of Student Achievement Partners and Lorraine Griffith of Great Minds discuss early literacy.

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Helping English Learners Find Their Voice

How can we effectively scaffold and support English learners in accessing complex, knowledge-building texts that develop literacy and language skills? 

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Volume of Reading Webinar

What Inspires Students to Love Reading?

As students explore a volume of independent reading, they develop vocabulary and literacy skills. How can you successfully integrate a volume of reading into the classroom? 

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How to Build a Knowledge-Rich Literacy Curriculum

Find out what it takes to implement a literacy curriculum that supports all learners and cracks the code for ELA success and academic achievement. 

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What Do Student Writers Need?

Motivating student writers to write more often, and more deeply, can be a challenge. Discover new models for advancing student writing. 

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Engaging the Eye: Building Literacy via Visual Art 

Disrupt your literacy curriculum with visual art! Learn new strategies for art analysis that engage all learners, build knowledge, and cultivate literacy skills.

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Acing the Test: Strategies for Student Achievement 

David Liben of Student Achievement Partners discusses how book-based lessons engage all learners, build knowledge, and set students up for academic achievement. 

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Read, Write, Succeed: Models for Advancing Student Writing

In this one-hour webinar, the co-founders of the Vermont Writing Collaborative and a Grade 4 teacher share classroom-tested methods that advance student achievement.

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How Can You Engage All Learners?

The start of a new school year inspires us to set ever-higher goals for our students—and our teaching. Hear how to engage every learner in your class, amp up student writing, and spark a love for reading.

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