Dr. Jan Burkins

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Dr. Jan Burkins was an elementary classroom teacher for seven years and a literacy coach for seven years. She has worked as a part-time assistant professor, a district literacy leader, and is currently a fulltime writer and consultant. She has written six books about literacy and literacy coaching, with her sixth coming out from Stenhouse in spring 2021. Her groundbreaking books, Preventing Misguided Reading (co-author Melody Croft) and Who’s Doing the Work? How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More (co-author Kim Yaris), reframe the role of teachers as they scaffold readers. Her latest book, which offers guidance on implementing the “wordwork” aspects of balanced literacy instruction, is co-authored with Kari Yates and due out in Spring 2021.

Jan’s current work includes speaking engagements, presentations at conferences, and professional learning support for school districts. At home with large groups, one-on-one coaching, and advising school districts, Dr. Jan Burkins's diverse skill set lends itself to comprehensive and customized support, and all of it is available virtually or in-person. Dedicated to joyful teaching and learning, Jan focuses on identifying and building on a client's strengths while providing substantive research-based support that targets specific goals. You can learn more about Jan’s work at DrJanBurkins.com. 

f you’d like to book Jan for your school or district’s next Professional Development, email pd@stenhouse.com to consult with our PD Specialist or click the blue “Book This Author” icon to explore the various PD options available.

Professional Development (All options are also available virtually): 

  • Leading Literacy (Curriculum Development, Meeting Facilitation, Comprehensive Literacy Audits, and Strategic Literacy Planning)
  • Who’s Doing the Work? How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More (Grades K–5) (Teacher Workshops, Administrator Workshops, Demonstration lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)
  • Next Generation Balanced Literacy: Aligning Balanced Literacy with What We Know About How the Brain Reads (Teacher Workshops, Administrator Workshops, Demonstration lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)
  • What About “the Science?”: Making Sense of the Science of Reading (K-2) (Teacher Workshops, Administrator Workshops, Demonstration lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)
  • Preventing Misguided Reading: How to Make Small-group Reading Instruction Work for Your Students (Grades K–2 and 3-5) (Workshops, Demonstration Lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)
  • The Magic of Interactive Writing: Where Reading Science and Joy Connect (K-2, 3-5)
  • Phonics Instruction in the Balanced Literacy Classroom (K-2) (Workshops, Demonstration Lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)
  • Phonemic Awareness in the Balanced Literacy Classroom (K-2) (Workshops, Demonstration Lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)
  • Beyond Big Books: Making the Most of Shared Reading (K-5) ((Workshops, Demonstration Lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)
  • Knowing Your Readers: Understanding Reading Process (K-5) (Administrator Workshops, Demonstration lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)
  • Reading Wellness: Teaching Students to Read for Deep Understanding (Grades K–5)
  • Who’s Doing the Work in Writing Workshop? Teaching Writing Across the Gradual Release of Responsibility (K-5) (Teacher Workshops, Demonstration Lessons, Job-embedded Coaching)

 

 

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