Laura Gilchrist
  • Female
  • Kansas City, MO
  • United States
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  • Cris Tovani
  • Martin Burrett
  • Jon Samuelson
  • Miranda Rose
  • Gallit Zvi
  • Joan Young
  • Pravita Indriati
  • Andy King
  • Lucia Catharina Bodeman
  • Malu Sciamarelli
  • Janet Bianchini
  • Akevy Greenblatt
  • Michael Berry
  • Jeffrey Bradbury
  • Chiew Pang

Laura Gilchrist's Groups


Welcome! Feel free to explore and connect.

You don't want to miss my #RSCON4 Presentations!

Session 1:

TitleWorkshop Model: Getting kids to 'talk back' to any text and enjoy (not fear) reading.

Description: Kids need to get personal and 'talk back' to every piece of reading they encounter so 'information' is not an obstacle to the pursuit and achievement of their dreams! Pictures, videos, interviews, and stories will abound!

  • Date: Friday, October 11th, 2013
  • Time:  5pmPDT/7pmCDT/8amEDT/1amUK. Find more time zones here!
  • Blackboard Webinar URL: Coming soon!

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): To get our kids into reading and more importantly the grand world of ideas we must show them ways to create personal meaning in and from any piece of text. To do that, we must teach them ways to talk back to and interact with every text by marking the text and THEN annotating in the margins--learning out loud! I'll share my experiences as a workshop model teacher on both a professional and personal level, sharing how workshop model has helped my kids at school, me as a teacher, and my daughter in her freshman year of college. I'm part of my district's Workshop Model cohort with Cris Tovani and Sam Bennett. I'm studying under them in workshops and they will be in our classrooms this year!

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Shiny Happy Teachers: Storytime: What my freshman college daughter wishe...: The story begins : So our daughter calls us from college (she is a freshman) at the end of her first week of classes, right before she retu...


Session 2

TitleDry Erase Surfaces in the classroom: Uncap creativity, expression, and enthusiasm for learning

Description: Using Dry Erase Surfaces in the classroom to personalize and enrich student learning. Stay tuned for visual stories showing how my kids use dry erase surfaces in our classroom to express themselves and think BIG, literally, and out loud!

  • Date: Saturday, October 12th, 2013
  • Time:  7amPDT/9amCDT/10amEDT/4pmUK. Find more time zones here!
  • Blackboard Webinar URL: Coming soon!

Shiny Happy Teachers: Visual Tour: Our day using IdeaPaint-ed Tables to ...: Part I: Backstory to Rachel's Challenge assembly at NMMS Story setting: A sunny and hot Friday; September 6, 2013 Rachel's... 

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New Mark Middle School
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About Me
6th gr Sci/SS Educator, North Kansas City Schools. Lots of love and stories revolve around our 2 daughters and our pug and chihuahua.

Passions-Photography, Nature/Birds, Storytelling, Edcamps, Bringing people together in learning and laughter.#punster

Let the LEARNERS lead--whether they be Students (classroom) or Teachers (professional learning).

#edcampKC Co-organizer (Nov 9 at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art) Vanguard iPad pilot facilitator, Tovani/Workshop Model District Cohort, #MOedchat moderating team--9 pm Central time Thursdays

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At 6:58pm on September 23, 2013, Fabiana Casella said…

Great to be connected!!


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