Conferring with Students Across Reading, Writing, Math

Audience: Primary and Intermediate (Grades 2-5) Teachers/Specialists

Presenter(s): Mandy Roseberry and Kristin Burnett

Length: 80 minutes

Level: Primary and Intermediate Conceptual

Session Description:

What does conferring with students in today’s classroom look like, and how is it used to increase student achievement? Conferring with students is the true definition of individualized instruction. Students increase ownership and purpose through reflection, deeper thinking, and problem-solving across content areas. Leave with an understanding of conferring within any context, and strategies you can implement, immediately.

Speaker Bios:

Mandy Roseberry is a fourth grade teacher at Henry A. Coffeen Elementary in Sheridan County School District #2, with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has taught for eight years, working in third grade, fourth grade, and with third through sixth grade learners with diverse needs, as well as in varying coaching positions, mentoring student leadership teams, and developing summer literacy programs. Each experience renews Mandy's commitment to reaching and motivating students at higher levels.

Kristin Burnett is a fourth grade teacher in Sheridan County School District #2, with a degree in Early Childhood Education, and a combined ten years of experience in second, third, and fourth grade. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Kristin recently moved to Wyoming from Arkansas, where she taught in a PYP International Baccalaureate World School. Her experiences have introduced her to new people, big ideas, and global concepts that helped shaped the person she is today.