Monday, April 17, 2017

Coffee with a Geek Interview with Katie Garner


WHEN:  April 17th, 2017
TIME:  4:00pm Eastern

Katie Garner uses brain based research and practices to help children read.  Connecting with Katie can be done in a variety of ways but a good place to start is her website: https://www.katiegarner.com/

A little bit more about Katie:
Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of the best selling book, SECRET STORIES®—Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind!) is an internationally known educational speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty five years of combined classroom experience and a passion for infusing neuroscience into early literacy learning. Her "backdoor-to-the-brain" approach to phonics skill mastery via the affective “feeling” domain shifts the paradigms associated with early literacy skill instruction, gaining national recognition with the No Child Left Behind, Reading First, and RTI Initiatives. As a featured and keynote speaker at education, reading and early childhood conferences across the United States and abroad—including an ongoing keynote series at the Vulnerable Learners Summits with North American literacy leaders, Dr. Richard Allington ("What Really Matters for Struggling Readers") and Dr. Anne Cunningham (National Early Literacy Panel “NELP” Report)— Katie shares "brain-changing" strategies for boosting early reading instruction with the latest neural research showing how our brains learn best. Her practical and proven methods for bringing neuroscience into the forefront of literacy learning have been shared in both lecture and panel discussions at Harvard University and MIT as part of the Learning and the Brain Conference and Research Consortium and are the subject of an upcoming professional development book series.

Connect with Katie:  

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Coffee with a Geek Giveaway

The Coffee with a Geek series has always had a mission of bringing, "in the trenches" educators' thoughts and ideas to a wider audience.  I have been so grateful to know that educators' from all over the world have watched the videos.  I have been thinking that it would be nice to somehow show appreciation for my guests and viewers.  I was excited to learn about Amazon's new Giveaway option.  You can now create your own personalized giveaway through various criterion. 
So with Rachelle's interview I am giving this a try by offering 10 Kindle copies of the 
#EduMatch: Snapshot in Education (2016) book by Sarah Thomas, in which Rachelle writes a chapter.  .  Hope you like this idea.  Any feedback you would like to offer would be wonderful!

This is my first attempt at this so I hope I didn't make it too hard.  I will try again with my next interview and hope to make a different type of giveaway so stay tuned.


Good Luck and THANK YOU!