Professional Learning

Registration has just opened up for POPEY’s 2020 Conference on Friday, March 6th. Join us in Richmond for Keynote Speaker Dr. Gravity Goldberg and her session Creating a Community of Joyful Readers, Writers, and Thinkers. More information and registration available here – limited seats available so register soon!

If you’re not yet familiar with Gravity’s work, here is a recent blog post from her website: The Stars Align: Bringing Reading and Writing Together Through Shared Reading


Other upcoming professional learning opportunities include:


Early Years Conference 2020 – January 30/31st

“The Early Years Conference 2020 continues to lead the field of professional development in early childhood development, early childhood intervention, and family support. Join us as we explore the complex factors impacting children’s development and highlight many of the considerations and practices in our work with young children and their families. This year’s theme – Listen Together, Learn Together, Act Together – is a call to action. It is a reminder that families and communities are central to the healthy development of young children. When Listening Together, Learning Together and Acting Together, we can create relationships that will best optimize the well-being and resilience of children.”


Jen Serravallo Workshop - May 15th

Publishers Heinemann and Pearson are partnering to present author and educator Jennifer Serravallo in Richmond on May 15th. Her session is called "Strategies and Structures for Teaching Reading and Writing".  More information and registration link here.