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Katelynn Giordano is a Middle Level Language Arts Educator in Illinois, blogger at Curriculum Coffee, writer for the Teachers on Fire magazine, and Digital Content Editor for the Teach Better Team. 
In 2019, Katelynn presented information on action research in the classroom with a team at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Baltimore. 
Katelynn is a dynamic educator who is passionate about student voice and empowerment, promoting equity, and valuing teachers as professionals. 
Twitter: @kngiordano
Instagram: @kngiordano

Topics:

  • THE TEACH BETTER MINDSET
  • PERSONALIZED LEARNING
  • STANDARDS-BASED GRADING (SBG)
  • FEEDBACK & ASSESSMENT
  • STUDENT MOTIVATION
  • THE POWER OF MASTERY LEARNING
  • GROWTH MINDSET / MINDFULNESS

Keynote 

Amplifying Student Voices

Students are the major stakeholders in their education. We are here to help them become the people they will ultimately be. To do that effectively we must value, lift up, and amplify their voices in our classrooms, schools, and communities.

Participants will learn:

  • How valuing student voice increases intrinsic motivation.
  • Reflective teaching practices.
  • The importance of truly transferring ownership to students.
  • Readying yourself to begin empowering students to grow & transform themselves.

Workshops & Sessions

Building Better Assessments

Assessing students is a vital component of education. There are many factors to consider when assessing student learning to ensure all assessments are learning-focused, student driven, and aligned to our course objectives and standards. If you’re looking for a way to build better assessments, this session will give you practical tips and useful resources for your classroom.

Participants will learn:

  • The use of backwards design to align assessments & classroom experiences.
  • Strategies to personalize assessment for students.
  • Manageable strategies to help you grade LESS, but more effectively!

    Isolation vs. Integration: Authentic SEL in the Classroom

    As schools build more SEL components into the classroom, it’s easy to fall into the trap of creating isolated activities versus integrating it into the overall classroom environment.  Join us for a dialogue on how to integrate authentic SEL components into your classroom and school environment - allowing us to be a little better today than we were yesterday and a little better tomorrow than we were today.   We will provide examples from various school leader positions as well as create opportunities for sharing! Now let's get out there and Teach Better! 

    Teachers as Researchers

    In the educational field, teachers are the experts. Often, when we have a question, we seek answers from outside research. While this is absolutely valuable, when current research doesn’t have the answers, we usually just… stop. 

    But we shouldn’t! As professionals and experts, we are fully equipped to find answers and do our own research. This session will provide you with starting points, tools, and guidance to conduct your own research in the classroom.

    Participants will learn:

    • Hallmarks of action research and question formulation.
    • Data collection methods and tips to quantify information.
    • Strategies to conduct research that will determine the effectiveness of instructional strategies, methods of teaching, and more.

    60-90 min Session: $1,500
    Keynote (all day): $5,000
    1 Day Workshop: $6,500
    2 Day Workshop: $10,000

    Katelynn Giordano is also able to provide insight and training on any other topics
    the Teach Better Team supports. Explore more Professional Development options HERE
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