Celebrating Daphne Robinson

Ana PortaInside WITS

Program & Operations Manager Daphne Robinson joined the WITS team in 2015 when WITS brought on the Rochelle Lee Teacher Award (RLTA) as part of our program portfolio. Prior to … Read More

First Time as a BRI Facilitator

Shawn BushPrograms, Teachers

This past August, I was fortunate enough to co-facilitate a session of the Rochelle Lee Teacher Award (RLTA) program’s Becoming Readers Institute. Unlike other RLTA sessions, the Becoming Readers Institute (BRI) is not designed to explicitly teach transferable skills or strategies … Read More

Engaging Students and Families

WITSTeachers

School: Hibbard Elementary Text: The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching by Patricia A. Jennings  Group Members: Courtney Carlstrom, Bridget Heneghan, Lucia Herrera, Jessica Hodges, Stephanie Michl, Study Group Leader Goal: To engage students and … Read More

Building Inclusion

WITSTeachers

School: Brentano Math & Science Academy Text: Everyday SEL in Elementary School by Carla Tantillo Philbert  Group Members: Stephanie Arce, Hannah Dreher-Siefkes, Kelly Dugan, Daisy Lopez, Vy Nguyen, Study Group Leader; Nicole Sandoval, Katherine Schuler  … Read More

Enhancing Comprehension

WITSTeachers

School: Nightingale Elementary Text: Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts by Jennifer Serravallo  Group Members: Emily Cozzie, Diana Del Real, Study Group Leader; Alma Ramos, Elizabeth Thibeau Goal: To enhance comprehension through small group instruction.  … Read More

WITS Virtual Program

Ana PortaPartnerships, Programs

WITS is excited to offer a virtual reading mentoring program for students and mentors for the 2020-2021 school year. The virtual program will bring together students and adult volunteers for … Read More

Developing Schedules and Lesson Plan Structure

WITSTeachers

Rufus M. Hitch Elementary School Text: Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Differentiated Instruction for Building Strategic, Independent Readers by Jennifer Serravallo  Group Members: Amanda Paso, Study Group Leaders; Lily Kanefield, Joanne Schmidt, Jane Park, Katie Bremner  Goal: To develop … Read More

RLTA Facilitators: Class of 2020

Ana PortaTeachers

This year, the Rochelle Lee Teacher Award Summer Institute is taking place 100% online. The 19 workshops, 6 sessions of Becoming Readers Institute (BRI), 5 sessions of RLTA Orientation RLTAO), … Read More