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2022-2023 Events

October Program

STEM infused Literacy

Saturday, October 15, 2022

8:30 AM to Noon

In Person at Chester County Intermediate Unit  

Sponsored  by KSLA Brandywine Valley Forge

Presenters: Emily Trace, Ryan Kaiser, Amy Crider

Emily, Ryan and Amy have been working together at the Greencastle-Antrim School District for over 2 years, finding simple and effective ways to incorporate STEM into literacy instruction using authentic and diverse mentor texts.  In doing so, students engage in new ways to respond, create, and connect to experiences while expressing their learning through STEM and hands-on experiences.  Our vision is to share some of our experiences with you, allowing time to play, share and collaborate along the way!

Executive Skills: A Three-Part Webinar with Dr. Peg Dawson

Fall 2022:

  Saturdays @ 10:30 AM :

    October 29

    November 5

    November 12, 

Sponsored  by KSLA Delaware Valley 

Presenters: Dr. Peg Dawson

Dr. Peg Dawson, the internationally recognized psychologist and author, will be leading three Saturday morning virtual sessions to help teachers gain a greater understanding of executive skills and how to integrate them through classroom lessons and activities. Be sure to sign up for each session separately. Act 48 credit available to KSLA members.

For more information & registration - Click here

January Programs

Science of Reading Part II

Saturday, January 21, 2023

9:00 AM - Noon


Sponsored  by KSLA Brandywine Valley Forge

Act 48 Hours: 3

Presenter: Dr. Pam Kastner

Last year Dr. Kastner joined us to explore the foundational frameworks that underpin the science of reading and the language systems of the English language. In this second session, she will continue the exploration of these tenants of the science of reading with a focus on spelling assessment and instruction. This program will offer time for participants to share and to discuss instructional ideas from the workshop


Refresh Your Bookshelf 2023!

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Virtual - Zoom 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Sponsored  by KSLA Delaware Valley

Presenter:  Janice Ewing and KSLA Delaware Valley Colleagues

Join us for a lively conversation about what we’re reading. Share and get ideas for children’s books, professional texts, and personal favorites. All are welcome!  Click here for more information.

February Program

Murph Crawford Middle School Conference


Saturday, February 25, 2023

Sponsored  by KSLA Delaware Valley

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March Program

How to Motivate Readers Through Booktalks & Book Clubs

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Virtual - ZOOM

Sponsored  by KSLA Brandywine Valley Forge

Presenters: Lynne Dorfman & Brenda Krupp

Classroom communities are built through conversation where enthusiasm and struggle are shared. This presentation highlights read alouds, book chats, and book clubs to help students become the driving force of literary response and book choice in your classroom.  See student-led book clubs, watch readers book talk books to their peers, and consider ways to use read alouds that can develop greater cognitive skills as they learn to engage with and critically evaluate the texts that they read through shared reading and writing experiences. 


Facilitators will use a multi-media approach to share resources and effective classroom practice to build both classroom leadership and individual reader’s identity in a Powerpoint presentation that highlights the use of book clubs, book talks, and interactive read alouds. This approach will help participants meet the following objectives: to be able to teach students strategies to actively participate in book talks, to initiate and sustain book club discussions and to examine ways to use interactive read alouds to foster rich classroom discussion, written reflection and social action .

April Program

Author Event: Social Emotional Challenges of Teens with K. M. Walton


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

In Person - Barnes & Noble, Main Street at Exton 
Time:  5-8 PM 

Sponsored  by KSLA Brandywine Valley Forge

Presenter: YA Author K. M. Walton

K.M. Walton will share her process for writing—the why and the how. She’ll discuss the teen social emotional challenges addressed in her contemporary YA novels CRACKED, EMPTY, and ULTIMATUM. The author will also highlight powerful yet practical ways to use her novels for class discussion/writing to open students’ hearts and minds.

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KSLA Conference - November 2023

Pennsylvania: Literacy Starts Here

November 26, 2023- November 28, 2023
Hershey Lodge, Hershey, PA

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