Workshops, info sessions, Pro-D offerings I have presented as a teacher and library coordinator. (As of August 2016, I began working as a district administrator in Surrey - see my other blogs for more current presentations.)
How to make good inferences - Reading strategy workshop
I was asked to present to the Whiteside staff on the topic of making inferences. This is a hard skill for students to master, and often teachers resort to advice such as "read between the lines" or "look for what the writer is NOT saying" without providing enough specific direction. In this workshop, we look at a definition of inferring, discuss how images, realia and short text scenarios can help students practice this strategy.