In this session, explore ways to design effective, differentiated literacy centers that promote student engagement and literacy growth. We will address how to get started with planning and organizing centers, how to ”let it go” and focus on scaffolding independence in learners in their centers, and how to monitor the needs and effectiveness of the center.
Emma Armstrong is an alumna from the College of Charleston, where she earned her degree in Early Childhood Education, and from The Citadel, where she received her Masters in Literacy. She has taught first grade in Title I schools for the past ten years. During the 2014-2015 school year, Emma was an Honor Roll Teacher of the Year for Charleston County School District. She has worked with the mentoring program for several years by serving as a cohort leader and mentor to induction teachers. She enjoys working with first graders, helping to foster their learning and love for school, and creating classroom environments that promote creativity and a sense of community.
Meagan Corrigan has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Winthrop University and a Masters in Teaching, Learning, and Advocacy, with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction, from the College of Charleston. She has taught first grade in Title 1 schools for nine years. She represented her school as Teacher of the Year during the 2016-2017 school year. She spent time working as a Master Teacher for Charleston County’s Summer Residency Program in 2017 and 2018. She strives to develop a positive culture of curiosity, positivity, and love for learning with her students each year and enjoys watching them grow!