In November, I was fortunate to present at the 2015 New York State Reading Association Conference.

There, I was fortunate to meet Lucy Calkins, before her keynote address. I participated one-on-one in a conferring exercise with her protégé, Dr. Gravity Goldberg. I also immersed myself in the keynote address by Dr. Richard Allington. I attended several sessions given by grammar guru Marvin Turban. Having the opportunity to present at the same conferences as these figureheads in reading, writing, and literacy research was humbling, and a great honor.



Author: Kirsten Burke Smith, M.S.Ed

I am an educator, presenter, and single mom of two little boys. I have a passion for educational technology, literacy, STEAM, and mindfulness for increasing engagement and student achievement.

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