Professional Presentations

Cultural Connections: A Missing Piece?

           Educational Excellence through Equity Network

           Educational Resources of New Jersey, Mullica Hill, NJ  February 14, 2018

Beyond Measure Panel Discussion

            22nd Annual Council for Prejudice Reduction Conference

            Wang Center, Stony Brook University, NY  October 23, 2015

 

 Charitable Giving in 2015: Lift up Long Island

            ATI Investment Consulting Inc. Stony Brook, NY  April 2015

 

From Promise to Prosperity Panel Discussion

           Council for Prejudice Reduction & Suffolk YJCC Unity Leadership Conference

           Commack, NY  March 2014

 

Careers in Education: Making A Difference 

           Career Fair Nassau County PAL Center  March 2012 

 

Creating Engaging Literacy Experiences Through Visual Display (K-6)

          ESBOCES Twenty-Second Annual Literacy  & Learning Institute  March 2012  

 

Increasing Literacy Across All Curriculum Areas Through Quadrant D

           International Center for Leadership in Education, Columbus, Ohio  February 2012

        

Instructional Strategies to Raise Rigor: Informational Texts

           International Center for Leadership in Education, Columbus, Ohio  December 2011        

 

The Art of Leadership Webinar

          Malik Melodies Sisterhood Inc. Professional Development Series  November 2011

   

Emotional Intelligence Workshop

           33rd Annual MALIK Family Convention: Accountability, Integrity & Leadership  April 2011

           

Diving Deep into the Common Core Standards

          International Center for Leadership in Education, Randolph, NJ  October 2011

 

Raising Literacy Through Rigor and Relevance: Content Related Vocabulary Development    

           International Center for Leadership in Education, Columbus, Ohio  September 2011

 

Teaching Early Literacy Competencies Through Classroom Instruction

          (Kindergarten, First Grade & reading teachers)

          Three Village Central School District Staff Development  April 2010

       

Engaging Students in Meaningful Literacy Contexts (K-1)

           Three Village Central School District Staff Development  January 2010

 

 Why Do I Have to Know This?

           Blue Ribbon Schools: Blueprint for Excellence Conference  December 2009

 

Literacy Through Play ( K-1)

           Three Village Central School District Staff Development  October 2009

 

Reading, Writing & Regulations: Where Do We Begin?

           International Scholars’ Forum, Hofstra University  April 2006

   

NYS Math Standards and Assessments  (co-presented with Mary Castiglie)

           W.S. Mount Parent Education Program  April 2005     

         

NYS ELA Assessments (co-presented with Dr, Meryl Testut & Michelle Collison)

          W.S. Mount Parent Education Program  January 2004

      

The Music of Language,The Language of Music: Combining Natural Opportunities  

          for Literacy Learning (co-presented with Delorie Cohan)

          Eastern Suffolk BOCES Fourteenth Annual Literacy & Learning Institute  March 2004

 

Engaging Literacy Practices: A Portrait of One School (co-presented with Michelle Witman & Kristina Seeley)

           New York State English Council, Albany, NY  October 2003

 

Teaching With Technology: Internet Resources That Support, Enhance, and Extend Curriculum

          7th Annual SCOPE Technology Conference, Islandia, NY  November 2001

 

Matching & Adapting Information Recording Formats to Discussion Content and Strategies for Developing  

          Prosocial Behaviors  Literacy Enhancement Project Summer Institute

           CUNY: York College, Jamaica, NY  June 1998

 

The Music of Language,The Language of Music: Combining Natural Opportunities for Literacy Learning

            (co-presented with Delorie Cohan) NYS Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

            One Day Mini-Area Conference, Smithtown, NY  April 1998

 

Addressing the NYS Learning Standards in an Early Childhood Program

            Staff Development Day, Lawrence, NY  March 1998

           

Helping All Students to Make Literacy Connections (Pre-K-2)

            (co-presented with Greta Kantrowitz)

            New York State Reading Association, Lake Kiamesha, NY  October 1997

 

The Music of Language,The Language of Music: Combining Natural Opportunities for Literacy Learning   

             (co-presented with Delorie Cohan)

             Literacy & Reading Summer Institute, Adelphi University,NY  July 1997

 

Helping All Students to Make Literacy Connections (Pre-K-2)

            (co-presented with Noelle Moreno & Greta Kantrowitz)

            Nassau Reading Council, Hofstra University  November 1996

 

Understanding Children’s Reading & Writing

          (co-presented with Jim Sullivan)

          Parent Education Program, Number Four School, Lawrence Public School District, NY  October 1996

 

Meeting Individual Needs Through Flexible Grouping

          (co-presented with Greta Kantrowitz)

          Lawrence Public School Inservice Program, NY  April 1996

 

Reflecting on Our Practices

          Lawrence Public School Inservice Program, NY  December 1995

 

The Initial Development of An Engaged Pedagogy for Early Childhood Literacy

By Preservice and Practicing Teachers

          Northeastern Educational Research Association 26th Annual Conference, Ellenville, NY  October 1995

 

Providing a Scaffolding for Student Teachers as They Negotiate the Zone of Proximal Development

          International Reading Association 40th Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA  May 1995

 

Challenging Teachers’ Integration of Pedagogy and Practice in Literacy Education

          Sixteenth Annual Ethnography in Education Forum, University of Pennsylvania  March 1995

 

Reading & Writing in Kindergarten

          Parent Education Program, Number Four School, Lawrence Public School District, NY

          January 1995, January 1994

 

Computers in the Kindergarten Classroom PreK-K

          World of Technology Workshop for Parents, Lawrence Public School, NY  October 1993

 

Whole Language and Computer K-6

          NEXUS Conference, November 1991

 

Author Studies in the Early Childhood Program (K-2)

          Whole Language Conference, Lawrence Public School, NY  April 1991