Improving Reading Conferencing and Conferencing Frequency


School: Augustus H. Burley Elementary School Text: A Teacher’s Guide to Reading Conferences by Jennifer Serravallo.  Group Members: Shannon Barbour, Jodi Shapiro, Study Group Leader; Emily Skowronek, Todd Strother, Amy Wiktor Goal: To improve reading conferencing and … Read More

Improving Reading Instruction


School: Audubon School Text: Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts by Jennifer Serravallo  Group Members: Faviola Fernandez, Amanda Matteson, Colleen Stack, Kerry Tavarczky, Study Group Leader Goal: To improve small group and … Read More

Our Core Values

Tena LatonaOutcomes, Support

At the center of everything WITS does are our three core values: community, empowerment, and consistency. As I reflect on 2019, the meaning behind these words in the context of our … Read More

Implementing Social Emotional Learning


School: Chappell Elementary Text: Everyday SEL in Middle School by Carla Tantillo Philbert  Group Members: Catherine Garber, Lauren Gillis, Michelle Glick, Anna Kim, Anne Merrick, Victoria Smith, Margot Taylor, Study Group Leader … Read More

Introducing the UnGala

Alexandra MichelEvents, Support

Unprecedented Events Call for Unprecedented Events – Introducing the WITS UnGala Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WITS will not be hosting our annual Blackboard Affair gala. Instead, we will host … Read More

Improving Writing Practices


School: Chappell Elementary Text: The Writing Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Writers by Jennifer Serravallo  Group Members: Molly Byelick, Catherine Garber, Lauren Gillis, Sarah Hagen, Laurentine McKee, Study Group Leader; Gladys Podgorny, … Read More