Kathy Collins presents at conferences and works in schools all over the world to support teachers in developing high-quality, effective literacy instruction in the elementary school grades. She is the co-author, along with Matt Glover, of I Am Reading: Nurture Meaning-Making and Joyful Engagement with Texts (Heinemann, 2015). Kathy’s other books include Reading for Real: Teach Children to Read With Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2008) and Growing Readers: Units of Study in Primary Classrooms (Stenhouse, 2004). Kathy has worked closely with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, and she was a classroom teacher in Brooklyn, New York. Kathy and her family live in Durham, New Hampshire.
Georgia Heard is a nationally and internationally known leader in the field of teaching writing. She was one of the first staff developers at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in New York, and for the past twenty-five years has visited schools and spoken at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Southeast Asia. Georgia received her bachelor’s degree in history from American University and her master of fine arts degree in writing from Columbia University. “My mother was the librarian at my school, so I always spent time in the library.”
Georgia remembers. “When I went to Columbia University to study writing I realized what a gift it would be to be able to help other writers.” She says that she enjoys helping other people find their writing voice, especially children who are curious about how the world works. Georgia lives in Singer Island, Florida, with her husband and son.
Who is it for?
Classroom teachers, school administrators, literacy coaches and reading and writing specialists.