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Literacy Center Webinar: Guided Reading Groups
October 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm–7:30 pm
The Aquinas College School of Education Literacy Center invites you to a free one-hour Virtual PD Session ideal for Kindergarten-Third Grade teachers. Come learn more about creating guided reading groups in your classroom!
Dr. Elizabeth Donlon, Ed.D. will discuss how to conduct guided reading groups, use anchor texts, analyze texts for complexity, and how to encourage students to use text-based evidence. Certificates of participation will be sent to all attendees for PDPs.
October 21, 2020
6:30-7:30 pm CST
Dr. Elizabeth Donlon
Webinar, “Guided Reading Groups”
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About the Presenter
Elizabeth Donlon, Ed.D.
Ed.D., Lipscomb University
M.Ed., Lipscomb University
B.S., Vanderbilt University
Betsy Donlon attended Vanderbilt University (B.S. Elementary Education and Human and Organizational Development) and Lipscomb University (M.Ed. Instructional Leadership and Ed.D. Learning Organizations and Strategic Change). She completed her student teaching in Cambridge, England, and taught 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades, and served as Assistant Principal and Principal at a small Catholic school in north Nashville. Her Masters thesis topic was on brain-based activities in the classroom and their influence on students’ reading comprehension, and her doctoral research centered on the effect of community involvement in schools on school climate and student achievement.
Dr. Donlon teaches Methods in Teaching Language Arts, Social Studies, and Culture, Children’s Literature, Speech, and Drama, Methods of Instruction for Secondary Teachers, and Modes of Instruction. She also supervises student teachers and job-embedded practice candidates and serves as edTPA Coordinator. Dr. Donlon is the coordinator for the School of Education Literacy Center, with the mission to engage teacher candidates in literacy instruction best practices.
Dr. Donlon is a native Nashvillian, and married to David (Geometry teacher at St. Cecilia Academy) and has 3 children — Mollie, Jack, and Thomas.