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READ 180 Instructors Spotlighted in Professional Development Videos

July 22, 2015

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Cypress Creek High School READ 180 teacher Andrea Barnes was featured in nine professional development videos on the READ 180 website.

July 21, 2015—The Scholastic reading intervention program, READ 180, recently featured two CFISD educators in a series of professional development videos on its Educator Community website.

Cypress Creek High School READ 180 teacher Andrea Barnes appeared in several videos on the site, including:

  • Engaging Students with Academic Vocabulary;
  • Implementing an Incentive System;
  • Independent Reading Check-in;
  • Managing Technology;
  • Classroom Minute: Onion Peel;
  • Classroom Minute: Public Voices;
  • Sharing Student-Friendly Objectives;
  • Classroom Minute: Stand on the Tile; and
  • Share Your Story: Houston, TX.

 

“It was amazing to have the film crew from San Francisco, corporate READ 180 from New York City and district READ 180 in our classroom,” Barnes said. “I love any opportunity to showcase my students and this was a wonderful day for my students. On this special day my students were the talk of Cy Creek because the room looked like a movie set! The excitement in my students’ eyes was thrilling, and it was truly a memorable day for all of us.”

Arnold Middle School READ 180 teacher Jakeima Lewis was featured in the following additional videos while serving as the READ 180 instructor at Smith Middle School:

  • Choral Reading;
  • Teaching Fact/Opinion;
  • Modeled Fluent Reading;
  • Managing IR;
  • Pick 3; and
  • Celebrating Success.

 

“It was great to be selected for such an unconventional honor,” Lewis said. “I hope other READ 180 teachers find the videos to be a good resource for strategies!”

READ 180 supports educators with a comprehensive system of curriculum, instruction and professional development, while providing students with personalized rigorous instruction for college, career and beyond.

The complete set of films can be found at http://educatorcommunity.scholastic.com/videos.

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Arnold Middle School READ 180 teacher Jakeima Lewis was featured in six instructional videos on the READ 180 website. 

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