Keeping the Wonder Workshop: A Secondary ELA Workshop
Elementary teachers spend their entire careers building a love of reading, but as secondary English teachers, we run the risk of tearing down this foundation with rigidity disguised as rigor. Magic, whimsy, and play don’t have to end in elementary school.
The Keeping the Wonder Workshop is a hands-on workshop where you will learn alongside four high school English teachers who strive to create engaging classrooms full of wonder!
Topics include: Incorporating picture books, using stations, transforming classrooms, infusing real-world scenarios, improving classroom environment, and lots more!
The first two workshops at the Story Shop in Monroe, Georgia in July 2018 and The Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia in October 2018 sold out in under a month! Follow @KeepingtheWonder for updates on the next magical location near you!
Contact us to bring the Keeping the Workshop to your school or for partnerships!
Ashley Bible @BuildingBookLove
Ashley Bible is the creator of the Keeping the Wonder Workshop. She is a high school English teacher who strives to build a creative learning environment for her secondary students. She holds a Master of Arts Degree in English from East Tennessee State University. After gaining ten years of teaching experience, Ashley recently took a year off from the classroom to teach online British Literature while traveling around the U.K. She looks forward to returning to the classroom this year!
Jenna Copper @DocCopTeaching
Jenna Copper is a full-time high school English teacher and a part-time college professor specializing in perspective-taking learning to build critical reading and writing. She earned her Ph.D. in Education in 2013. In addition, she is a curriculum writer and researcher, and she designs resources to inspire creative thinking.
Staci Lamb @TheEngagingStation
Staci Lamb is a high school English teacher committed to engaging students, sparking creativity, and empowering other educators. She is currently serving as the 2018 Cecil County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and she is pursuing her master’s degree in School Leadership. She is passionate about transforming classrooms and schools through collaboration between all stakeholders of education.
Abby Gross @WriteOnWithMissG
Abby Gross is a high school American Literature, journalism, and newspaper teacher who is dedicated to engaging and empowering her students. She is committed to designing authentic learning experiences and loves finding creative ways to “trick students into learning.” Abby firmly believes that you can have FUN and keep the magic in secondary without sacrificing rigor.