DONALYN MILLER: Voice and Choice -- The Benefits of Self-Selected Reading

Registration closes:
Jan 26, 2021 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Donalyn Miller
Date:January 26, 2021
Time:4:00 pm – 6:00 pm MDT
$40.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-LI-038

Target Audience

Teachers (K-9); Learning Coaches; District Leaders/Consultants

Also Recommended For

School-based Administrators

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time. If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email 

While students are learning the skills of reading, they must also develop a positive reading identity to remain engaged readers. Supporting both academic and personal reading goals, encouraging students’ reading choices, and providing regular opportunities for students to share their reading experiences, increases young people’s reading engagement and effort. In this workshop, participants will examine and discuss relevant research, classroom examples, instructional moves and strategies, and resources for supporting students’ self-selected reading and authentic responses.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #6: Providing Instructional Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This session is being offered on a cost recovery basis.

About the facilitator(s)

Donalyn Miller is an award-winning Texas teacher, literacy consultant, and author (or co-author) of numerous articles, books, and essays about engaging young people with reading, increasing book access, and creating positive reading communities, including The Book Whisperer (Jossey-Bass, 2009), Reading in the Wild (Jossey-Bass, 2013), and Game Changer: Book Access for All Kids (co-written with Colby Sharp/ Scholastic, 2018). Donalyn currently works as a literacy coach and advisor for many schools and non-profit organizations across North America.

Twitter: @donalynbooks

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