As part of his Brandon University service, Dr. Stouffer is pleased to offer the following sessions to schools at cost of travel and accommodation:
What Every Teacher K-12 Needs to Know about Reading Instruction
This full day session provides teachers at every level an easy to understand theory tosupport literacy instruction. A much needed answer to the far too common question in our profession: “How do you teach someone to read?”
Seeking Middle Ground: Analyzing Running Records from the top and bottom
Responding to recent challenges and debate in the profession of competing approaches to reading instruction, this half day sessions includes a copy of Joe's Running Record and Analysis prompting guide for participating teachers.


Supporting Adolescent Literacy: Reading Instruction in Content Areas
This full day session encourages teachers at upper elementary, middle, and high school grades to examine their role as literacy teachers in the context of content areas. Building on foundational knowledge of how reading develops, this session examines how teachers can continue to support reading comprehension for a wide range of adolescent learners.
Instructional Leadership in Reading: Schools that Read
This full day session supports principals in their role as instructional leaders in literacy. Without strong leadership, school improvement is difficult to foster and sustain. During this day, Joe will add to principals’ understanding of reading development, research-based best practices, and their role in leading and supporting both teacher and student learning.
Fostering Reading Comprehension
This half day session looks at how teachers can support and deepen comprehension throughout different types of reading (independent, guided, shared, teach read-alouds) in the classroom.
Coaching the Coaches: Supporting Literacy Coaches and Instructional Leaders
This half day session is designed to offer support for both new and experienced Literacy coaches in their roles supporting classroom literacy instruction. It is recommended that coaches have attended other sessions with Joe or that this session is offered in conjunction with other sessions.
Writer’s Workshop: Getting Starting & Ongoing Support
This half-day session lays out the structure of a Writer’s Workshop program and offers many ideas to organize and support students’ writing development.
What are the Other KidsDoing While I’m Teaching Literacy? Getting Literacy Stations Started
A half day session to prepare teachers to implement independent literacy stations as a component of a balanced literacy program.
Custom School Residency: Reading and Writing Support
Joe will work with teachers and students in their classrooms either model teaching or coaching teachers in guided reading and writing instruction. Other teachers and administration are encouraged to observe these sessions and join in post-session professional conversation.
The following materials and associated professional development are available for purchase (contact Joe for information on school and divisional licensing)

roficiency Assessment of Writing support - PAWs


Joe will lead teachers at the school or division level to implement a writing assessment that can be used simply to assess any piece of classroom writing. Using PAWs, teachers consider a multi-dimensional view of writing assessment and have clear indicators not only for assessment, but to lead their writing instruction and help students plan their writing. PAWs included grade-level criteria for three points of the school year developed by classroom teachers and can be tailored to school or divisional expectations or existing practice. PAWs has been implemented as a common assessment in K-6 classrooms across the Rolling River, Western, Frontier and Prairie Spirit School Divisions and six schools in five additional school divisions in Manitoba and Ontario. For further information and sample package, please contact Joe.


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