Newsela Lesson Lab for School Leaders: Reading Skills Check

SEP 23, 2021

In this webinar recording, we'll cover:

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    Learn how Newsela supports every part of your back-to-school plans from assessing where students are, to accelerating student learning, to supporting students’ social-emotional needs.

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    See how teachers can use Newsela to plan and build customized lessons that align to standards and engage students.

  • 3

    Walk away with Newsela ready-to-go lessons on assessing reading skills to send to your teachers as they get to know their their new students

Speaker Details

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Tyler Overstreet

Curricular Solution Architect

Tyler is a Curricular Solution Architect at Newsela. Previously, Tyler was a high school History/ELA teacher from Illinois with experience as a Literacy Teacher Lead, PBL Coach, and he helped design and deliver professional development in his district. Tyler was also Newsela Certified Educator, Newsela Teacher Trainer, and a Newsela Resource Writer before joining Newsela. Prior to joining the Curricular Solution Architect team, Tyler designed and delivered professional learning for Newsela and worked with engaging districts across the country.

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Kristen Rafferty

Professional Learning Manager, Newsela

Kristen Rafferty holds her M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She is a Newsela Certified Educator, Newsela Teacher Trainer and was part of the very first Newsela Fellows cohort. Most notably however, for 14 years she was a dedicated, passionate teacher of fourth graders in Minneapolis, MN who shared a love of books, technology, and laughter with her students.

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