Pondering Possible: Moving from WHAT IS to WHAT IF

$30.00

February 22, 2021 – An online professional learning session presented by Dr. Mary Howard which unpacks the idea that in spite of highly successful literacy interventions, misplaced trust in one-size-fits-all quick fixes continue to widen the equity divide. This is largely due to lack of respect for the professional learning process and blind faith that a thirty-minute ‘fix-it room’ will make up for what happens the other six hours. This session shares considerations for addressing this great divide from a collective stance. Note – this session will not be recorded so only purchase if you are able to attend.

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Live Online Professional Learning Session – February 22, 2021 at 6:30pm (eastern time).  Note – this session will not be recorded.

Presented by: Dr. Mary Howard, Author and literacy expert

In spite of highly successful intervention such as Reading Recovery, schoolwide misconceptions, misplaced trust in one-size-fits-all quick fixes continue to widen the equity divide. This is largely due to lack of respect for the professional learning process and blind faith that a thirty-minute ‘fix-it room’ will make up for what happens the other six hours. In this session, Mary Howard shares considerations for addressing this great divide from a collective stance.


Dr. Mary Howard is known throughout North America as a leading expert in literacy. An educator for more than thirty years, she combines years of classroom experience as an elementary grade 1-6 special educator, grade K-12 reading tutor, reading specialist and Reading Recovery teacher with a multitude of experiences as a reading consultant, university reading instructor, professional storyteller, author and nationwide lecturer. Her blend of research and practical application has led many to describe her as a teachers’ teacher, demonstrating a clear understanding of the realities of the classroom by translating research into practice.  Mary’s seminars are fast-paced and inspiring, filled with engaging strategies that can be immediately implemented into the existing curriculum. Her no-nonsense approach provides teachers with a deeper understanding of the learning process in order to transform the teaching process into a powerful tool to maximize the potential of every child.