Strategies for pairing new and classic literature with informational texts

Wednesday, February 19th

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Amelia Beech

Samantha Kohl

Solutions Architect, Newsela

Sam is a Solution Architect at Newsela. She is a former middle school and high school English teacher who is obsessed with finding and curating text sets to support teaching novels. Her mission through pairing texts is to expose students to many different narratives that allow them to imagine infinite possibilities for themselves.

Courtney Wright

Tyson Jurgens

Senior Marketing Manager, Newsela

Tyson is a senior marketing manager at Newsela, sharing stories and news about the company to customers and noncustomers alike. An EdTech enthusiast, his past experience includes working for tools like SchoolSpring, TalentEd, SearchSoft, Teacher Match, and PeopleAdmin. He has his M.A. in Educational Leadership and his M.B.A. from Saint Louis University. He began his career teaching 2nd grade in Kansas City Public Schools.

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